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Connection to Standards:


2.0 Reading Comprehension (Focus on Informational Materials)

2.2 Prepare a bibliography of reference materials

Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

2.3 Generate relevant questions about readings on issues that can be researched.

Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

3.4 Determine characters' traits by what the characters say about themselves in narration, dialogue, dramatic monologue, and soliloquy.

3.7 Recognize and understand the significance of various literary devices, including figurative language, imagery, and symbolism, and explain their appeal.


1.0 Writing Strategies

Students write coherent and focused essays that convey a well-defined perspective and tightly reasoned argument. The writing demonstrates students' awareness of the audience and purpose.

Organization and Focus

1.1 Establish a controlling impression or coherent thesis that conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject and maintain a consistent tone and focus throughout the piece of writing.

Research and Technology

1.3 Use clear research questions and suitable research methods (e.g., electronic media) to elicit and present evidence from primary and secondary sources.

1.4 Develop the main ideas within the body of the composition through supporting evidence.

1.6 Integrate quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas.

1.7 Use appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to those in style manuals.

2.0 Writing Applications

2.3 Write expository compositions, including analytical essays and research reports:

a. Marshal evidence in support of a thesis and related claims, including information on all relevant perspectives.

2.4 Clarify and defend positions with precise and relevant evidence, including facts, expert opinions, quotations, and expressions of commonly accepted beliefs and logical reasoning.

Written and Oral English Language Conventions

1.3 Demonstrate an understanding of proper English usage and control of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, diction, and syntax.

Manuscript form

1.4 Produce legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the conventions of punctuation and capitalization.


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Urban Dreams
OUSD Curriculum Unit
Parrot in the Oven
by Victor Martinez
Subject: English
Grade Level: 9th

Lesson Plan Author:
L. Delaney
School: Skyline High
Organization: OUSD