Expectations for Outside Reading (HTRLLaP)

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Task Summary: Students will be assigned one book for the year. That book is How To Read Literature Like a Professor. Students will be tasked with reading a chapter for every week we are in school. There are 27 chapters, so planning time wisely will be essential to student success or failure in this class. Each chapter in the book will be tied to our themes for the week, which can be found on our weekly outlines. The themes for the week will set the tone for multiple applicable assessments. Specifically, our Level III LOQ Discussion Topic. Students will be assessed in various ways. Each chapter should be read by Sunday night leading into the week –  ask for clarification.  You will need to purchase a hard copy version via Amazon, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, etc.

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Socratic Seminar Expectations & C/E/A Review

Task Expectations: Students will answer the following questions, below, to be prepared for their Socratic Seminar that will occur in the upcoming days. Students should have a printed out version of this with their answers in hand during the discussion to help guide their feedback. Students will also be expected to submit a hardcopy version of this document upon completion of Socratic Seminar. Students should type answers; a digital copy of Q&A will also be submitted via TII for a plagiarism check. This is an individual activity! Students should ask questions if they do not understand instructions or expectations >>>> – See Expectations, Student Observation Form (outside circle),  & Rubric.      


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Welcome 2017-2018

Greetings! This will be my 7th year teaching, and I’m looking forward to it. I will be teaching the following classes: 9th Grade On Level English and 10th Grade Honors English. This blog will serve as a resource for students as well as parents. Please feel free to ask any questions in general as well as questions about classwork assignments…

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Closed for the summer!

Will be back on August 1st, 2017…

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To Do – 4/26

A) Reading & LOQ Discussion based on MacBeth by William Shakespeare Act V Scene I – Scene VIII by 4/28/17.

  • Watching Movie Thursday/Friday
  • We will not have a discussion, but students will be able to use LOQs on any assessment.

B) Roots Test based on Root List 9-16   

    • Root List Quiz #13 will occur on 4/27 & 4/28 (week7)
    • Test will occur on May 9th (Week 9)
    • Will count as a major

C) Passion Project Due towards the end of 2nd Semester

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Time Machine Permission Slip

We have completed reading HG Wells classic tale The Time Machine. Upon completion of the novel, we will be viewing the 2002 adaptation of the movie, but this, like the novel, has some adult situations. The rating for this movie is PG-13. Please fill out the form and check the appropriate box indicating whether or not your child has permission to view the movie. If you do not wish for your child to watch this movie, I will provide an alternative activity for them. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Lit Circle Reading/Socratic Seminar (update)

Lit Circle Reading – The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

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