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9th grade books-readings

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Elements of a Story

*Guiding Questions:

  - How can one better understand what one reads?

  - How do authors' choices affect how one reads?

Short Stories/Works:

"The Story of the Three Bears"

"38 Who Saw Murder" or online at: http://www2.southeastern.edu/Academics/Faculty/scraig/gansberg.html

"The Lovers: A Halloween Tale of Horror"

"The Cask of Amontillado" or online at: http://www.literature.org/authors/poe-edgar-allan/amontillado.html

"Lather and Nothing Else

"The Sniper"

"The War of the Wall"


Creative Fiction

*Guiding Questions:

  - How can one find positive ways to express their culture?

  - How is one shaped, as a person, by their environment?

Creative Memoir:

-Introduction: "A House of My Own"

-The House on Mango Street


Independent Reading/Read Aloud 

*Guiding Questions:

  - How can reading help one be a better thinker?

  - How can being a better thinker help one be a better student?

  - How can being a better student help one lead a more productive life? 

Classic Fiction:

-Of Mice and Men

Contemporary Fiction:

-The First Part Last



*Guiding Questions:

  - How are cultures connected through shared ideas??

  - How can one use their voice to help inform others?

  - How can one responsibly use information collected from others? 

Intro Video/Readings:

What makes a hero? by Matthew Winkler

Hero movie The Lion King



Hero Cycle Fiction:

-The Alchemist (read aloud)

Myths - Short form Classic Hero:



Film Adaption:

Hercules or Hercules 

Myths - Long form Classic Hero: 

The Odyssey

Film Adaption:

The Odyssey


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