Planning Your Week
W 8/1: Bring your autobiography, biography, or memoir to class. This should be a print text–no ebooks, please. You should also have your work on the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills sheet.
Th 8/2: Bring an independent reading text (print only, please) to class each day.
M 8/6: Mini-me due.
Monday, July 30 HOYA HELLO
Tuesday, July 31 Pre-planning
Wednesday, August 1
Opener: Review syllabus and classroom expectations. Q&A on pre-course reading assignment.
HOMEWORK: Bring an independent reading text to class (print only). Mini me due Monday; you will need to complete the VIA character strengths survey for mini-me.
Thursday, August 2
Opener: Review syllabus; deepen understanding of classroom policies and procedures via Q&A session.
HOMEWORK: Complete VIA character strengths survey for mini-me due Monday, 8/6; bring an independent reading text (print only).
Friday, August 3
Opener: Complete the student information form on the Google Form via personal device (BYOD).
HOMEWORK: Mini me due Monday, 8/6; bring an independent reading text (print only); log in and start your vocabulary work with ZINC. Use these directions: SpringBoard Instructions for First Time Login REV. First set of ZINC due Aug 30.
I am excited to have you in Honors 9th Literature this semester!
Please find the pre-course reading assignment and get started reading your selected nonfiction book. Be sure to select a print text (no e-books for this assignment). Annotate as needed using the guidelines on the assignment sheet. You will need to bring your annotated book to class Friday, August 3; you will complete an in-class writing assignment using your annotated book.
In order to fill out the Prerequisite Vocabulary and Skills Tracking Sheet that is attached to the pre-course reading assignment, you will need 9th-12th Vocabulary and Skills. This should be a review of concepts you have already learned, and it will become the first document in your class notebook. This will also be helpful for your writing assignment Friday, August 3.
Mrs. Walter adores 9th graders. She loves the enthusiasm they bring to the study of literature as they explore new and challenging texts.