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English
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Grade 9
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Academic Year 2019/2020
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Instructor:Karen Suksabai
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Email:
karen.suksabai@absbilingualschool.com
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Textbook:
Pearson Longman - Keystone Book C
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Grading Policy
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Journal10%
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Workbook20%
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Novel study20%
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Vocab test10%
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Participation10%
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Midterm/final exam30%
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Total100%
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Course Outline - Semester 1
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Week No.DateTopicVocabulary
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17/5/19 - 10/5/19Introductory week

● Classroom rules and expectations
● Student Introductions
● Student profiles
● Set up LINE groups and Google Classroom
● Journalling skills and how to use grading rubric
● Introduction to the novel - Coraline
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213/5/19 - 17/5/19Unit 1, Reading 1 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, order of adjectives, spelling, and preview as a reader
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Climate
Customs
Irrigate
Natural resources
Nomads
Tribe
Affects
Available
Environment
Region
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321/5/19 - 24/5/19Unit 1, Reading 2 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, sequence words, and analyse historical content
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Plot
Conflict
Achieved
Attitudes
Discrimination
Illegal

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427/5/19 - 31/5/19Unit 1, Reading 3 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, simple past, and putting ideas into your own words
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Designer
Device
Elements
Invention
Patent
Periodic table
Created
Function
Significant
Technology
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53/6/19 - 7/6/19Unit 1, Reading 4 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, subject-verb agreement: comparative and superlative adjectives, and visualising
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Imagery
Setting
Goal
Involved
Located
Reacted
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610/6/19 - 14/6/19ENGLISH WEEK
● Review types of poetry – limerick, haiku, free verse
● Create own haiku/limerick
● Write up and illustrate poem for poetry competition
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717/6/19 - 21/6/19Unit 2, Reading 1 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, prepositions of location, and words with ‘ch’ and ‘tch’
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Fugitive
Heritage
Network
Runaway
Shelter
Underground Railroad
Accompanied
Aid
Challenge
Code
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824/6/19 - 28/6/19Unit 2, Reading 2 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on Literary terms, academic words, gerunds of subjects and objects, identifying problems and solutions
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Character
Point of views
Approach
Communicate
Resources
Response
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91/7/19 - 5/7/19Review
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108/7/19 - 10/7/19Midterms
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1115/7/19 - 19/7/19Coraline Mini Project
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1222/7/19 - 26/7/19Unit 2, Reading 3 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on Key words, academic words, passive voice, and recognising cause and effect.
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Disease
Experiment
Fever
Hypothesis
Mosquitoes
Virus
Objective
Theory
Transmit
Volunteers
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1330/7/19 - 2/8/19Unit 2, Reading 4 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, simple and compound sentences, and prediction
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Author’s influences
External conflict
Available
Injured
Structure
Survive
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145/8/19 - 9/8/19Unit 3, Reading 1 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on Literary terms, academic words, imperatives, and analyse cultural content
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Foreshadowing
Irony
Distributes
Positive
Rejected
Residents
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1513/8/19 - 16/8/19SCIENCE RELATED DEBATE WEEK

● Brainstorming/formulating an argument
● Using supporting evidence
● Representing different points of views
● Debating skills
● Class debates
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1619/8/19 - 23/8/19Unit 3, Reading 2 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, independent and dependent clauses, compare and contrast
● Practice writing skills through journaling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Barriers
Confrontation
Cultivate
Enemies
Political
Violence
Assumed
Focus
Individuals
Similarities
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1726/8/19 - 30/8/19Unit 3, Reading 3 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, expressions to compare and contrast, and identify with a character
● Practice writing skills through journaling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Oral tradition
Legend
Character motive
Authoritative
Consent
Encounter
Reaction
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182/9/19 - 6/9/19Unit 3, Reading 4 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, compound and complex sentences, and classification
● Practice writing skills through journaling

Reading/activities for Coraline
Mutualistic
Nature
Parasites
Protection
Symbiosis
Beneficial
Interact
Partnership
Role
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199/9/19 - 13/9/19Review
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2016/9/19 - 18/9/19Finals
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Course Outline - Semester 2
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Week No.DateTopicVocabulary
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2115/10/19 - 18/10/19Unit 4, Reading 1 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, adjective clauses, identify author’s purpose
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Exhibit
Inspectors
Mission
Neighbourhood
Preserved
Tenement
Benefit
Community
Cultural
Immigrants
Items
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2221/10/19 - 25/10/19Unit 4, Reading 2 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, adjectives and adverbs, and summarising
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Correspond
Indicate
Occurs
Transportation
Suspense
Climax
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2328/10/19 - 1/11/19Mini Research Project on A Long Walk To Water
Scout Camp
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244/11/19 - 8/11/19Unit 4, Reading 3 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, subject-verb agreement, and monitor comprehension
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Endangered species
Migration
Monitor
Population
Rare
Refuge
Interaction
Outcome
Route
Substitute
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2511/11/19 - 15/11/19Unit 4, Reading 4 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, adverb clauses of time, and analyse text structure.
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Speaker
Symbol
Attached
Removed
Source
Symbolise
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2618/11/19 - 22/11/19Unit 5, Reading 1 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, distinguishing fact from opinion, phrasal verbs
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Chemicals
Crops
Demand
Migrant workers
Strike
Union
Founded
Impact
Labor/labour
Persistence
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2725/11/19 - 29/11/19Review
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283/12/19 - 6/12/19Midterms
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299/12/19 - 13/12/19Christmas Play Rehearsals
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3016/12/19 - 1/1/20Christmas Break
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312/1/20 - 3/1/20Review and writing activities
Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
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326/1/20 - 10/1/20Unit 5, Reading 2 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, punctuating quotations
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Dialogue
Theme
Academic
Policy
Principal
Tradition
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3313/1/20 - 17/1/20Unit 5, Reading 3 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, antonyms, identifying main ideas and details, present perfect
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Accomplish
Hearing impaired
Mission
Obstacle
Opponent
Sign language
Participate
Perceive
Prior
Team
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3420/1/20 - 24/1/20Unit 5, Reading 4 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, simple past v present perfect, and writing a diary entry.
● Practice writing skills through journalling
Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Diary
Drama
Stage directions
Assisted
Occupants
Published
Regulations
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3527/1/20 - 31/1/20Unit 6, Reading 1 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, lexical sets, poetic punctuation
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Stanza
Rhyme
Analyse/analyze
Image
Interpretation
Visible
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363/2/20 - 7/2/20Unit 6, Reading 2 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, noun/pronoun agreement
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Consists
Criteria
Features
Located
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3710/2/20 - 14/2/20Unit 6, Reading 3 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on literary terms, academic words, modal verbs
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Myth
Personification
Ignored
Instructed
Job
Restricted
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3817/2/20 - 21/2/20Unit 6, Reading 4 in textbook

● Reading comprehension
● Special focus on key words, academic words, acronyms, cause and effect structures.
● Practice writing skills through journalling

Reading/activities for A Long Walk To Water
Base
Crater
Lunar
Mine
Universe
Voyage
Investigate
Issues
Promote
Research
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3924/2/20 - 28/2/20Review
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402/3/20 - 4/3/20Finals
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