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EMINEM LYRICS - Mockingbird Yeah I know sometimes things may not always make sense to you right now But hey, what daddy always tell you? Straighten up little soldier Stiffen up that upper lip What you crying about? You got me. Hailie, I know you miss your mom, and I know you miss your dad When I'm gone but I'm trying to give you the life that I never had I can see you're sad, even when you smile, even when you laugh I can see it in your eyes, deep inside you want to cry 'Cause you're scared, I ain't there? [Chorus:] Now hush little baby, don't you cry Everything's gonna be alright Stiffen that upper lip up, little lady, I told ya Daddy's here to hold ya through the night I know mommy's not here right now and we don't know why We feel how we feel inside It may seem a little crazy, pretty baby But I promise mama's gon' be alright [Chorus] Thanks to GeeQ3 for adding these lyrics. EMINEM lyrics are property and copyright of their owners."

The Odyssey Book 9 Vocabulary flashcards Sorry, the Quizlet database appears to be down. We've been notified of the problem, and are working on fixing it. Please try back in ten minutes or so. While you wait, you might enjoy learning vocabulary on Foot-Washers "I think its okay, reverend, she doesn't understand it" Odyssey Lesson Plans Lesson Plans These lesson plans were designed to teach the Odyssey to 9th grade honors students. Teaching the Odyssey is an "Odyssey" in the work of teaching and requires dedication, determination, and some of the versatility one finds in Odysseus. A teacher should keep in mind that the Odyssey is comprised of twenty-four books or chapters. These "books" give students a view of a different culture and this vantage point enables them to get a new perspective on their own culture. Completing the Odyssey helps build students' self-esteem although they may be intimidated by the task at the beginning. Along with taking notes, students also need to be taught how to use their notes to support their answers. Parents of my honors students have supported this ambitious unit. I have used the Robert Fitzgerald translation of the Odyssey as being one of the most appealing to students of this age. Samples of assignments are included in these lesson plans. Beginning the Odyssey: First Assignment: 1. 1.

"dont you all believe in foot-washing?" DO NOT READ Honors 9th Grade English Syllabus Honors 9th Grade English Syllabus Course Description (Honors) American Literature is a course that prepares students to be skilled readers and writers by reading, discussing, and writing about books, short stories, and other works of American Literature from the colonial period to the present as well as articles, editorials, and other works of contemporary writing. It provides students with experience in reading, writing, written and oral English language conventions, and listen and speaking. It is a college preparatory English class that fulfils the “B” requirement. This course is designed to help students achieve the following goals: to develop literacy skills critical to lifelong participation in the worlds of community and work, to meet the California State Board of Education Content Standards for English-Language Arts, and to meet the standards of the California State University English Placement Test. Required Texts and Materials Course Outline – Subject to Change Home

To Kill a Mockingbird: Context Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, Alabama, a sleepy small town similar in many ways to Maycomb, the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird. Like Atticus Finch, the father of Scout, the narrator and protagonist of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee’s father was a lawyer. Among Lee’s childhood friends was the future novelist and essayist Truman Capote, from whom she drew inspiration for the character Dill. Yet the book’s setting and characters are not the only aspects of the story shaped by events that occurred during Lee’s childhood. Lee began To Kill a Mockingbird in the mid-1950s, after moving to New York to become a writer. Critical response to To Kill a Mockingbird was mixed: a number of critics found the narrative voice of a nine-year-old girl unconvincing and called the novel overly moralistic. In 1993, Lee penned a brief foreword to her book.

Pre-AP for English Teachers' Corner Teaching Resource Materials Teaching the Odyssey SOAPSTone: A Strategy for Reading and Writing Significance, Consequence, or Reason: Creating Meaningful Thesis Statements Dancing with Poetry Stand and Deliver: The Power of Performance Poetry Two Sides of a Coin: Pre-AP Skills and Strategies for Readers Grammar Web Guide The Language of Literary Analysis Teaching "Offensive" Literature Conferences With Student Writers Lesson Plans Lesson Plan: Creating Individual Learning Goals for Students Pre-AP Lesson Plan: Building a Toolbox for Rhetorical Analysis Connotation in Phyllis Wheatley's Poetry College Board Products CB Store: AP Vertical Teams Guide for English Feature Articles Some Brief Notes on Grammar for AP Vertical Teams (.pdf/51KB) Ready for the AP Exam in the 8th Grade? Made for TV: Their Eyes Were Watching God Calling Forth Joy: A Poet's Ideas About Teaching Poetry The Rhetoric of Advertising Getting a Handle on Handbooks Lazy Cheaters and Other Misnomers: Part I Meditations on The Elements of Style

Gender Middle School ELA Curriculum Video: Close Reading of a Text: MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail” This is a 15 minute video in which David Coleman, a contributing author to the Common Core State Standards, models a close reading of Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail.” After reading the letter and watching the video, educators might ask themselves: Which of the Shifts is modeled in this video? What would it take to be able to conduct a conversation such as this with students? What tools, resources, support, and preparation would a teacher require? This is just one way of conducting professional development around this video.