9.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.

9.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of literary texts including narratives, narrative nonfiction, poetry, and drama.


9.6 The student will develop narrative, expository, and persuasive writings for a variety of audiences and purposes.


Students will begin reading The Hobbit. Daily tasks will include:

- Orally read and discuss The Hobbit

- Complete chapter comprehension questions

- Review and apply grade level literary terms in able to accurately interpret and predict the plot lines and dynamic character changes

- Update character logs

- Update major events on their Middle Earth Maps