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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"



*Guiding Questions:

  - What is the responsibility of one community to another?

  - Why do we care about some things more than others?

  - What is ones responsibility to the past? 

Primary Source Video:

Fox News Flashback 9/11: As It Happened Video

Graphic Novel:

The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaption

Intro & Ch 1: "We Have Some Planes..." Ch 2: The Foundation of the New Terrorism Ch 3: Counterterrorism Evolves Ch 4: Responses to Al Qaeda's Initial Assaults Ch 5: Al Qaeda Aims at the American Homeland
Ch 6: From Threat to Threat  Ch 7: The Attack Looms Ch 8: "The System was Blinking Red" Ch 9: Heroism and Horror Ch 10: Wartime
Ch 11: Foresight -- and Hindsight Ch 12: What to do? A Global Strategy Ch 13 & Postscript: How to do it? A Different way of Organizing the Government  

Bold = US focused chapters               Italicized = Terrorist focused chapters          Bold/Italicized = Both

 Film Adaption:

Flight 93

Beyond 9/11 Documentary


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


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