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This Week’s Learning Goals: Learn how to be successful in Honors 9th Literature and Composition. Create norms for our classroom with your peers. Determine a theme and/or central idea of a text. Write arguments to support claims. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Week at a Glance:
Friday, 02 Aug. 2019: Bring completed Assignment Part I to class.
Monday, 05 Aug. 2019: Bring completed Assignment Part II to class. Come to class having completed syllabus questionnaire and digitally signing syllabus. Complete all required technology platform registration.
Thurs. | 01 Aug. 2019
Opening: Welcome to Honors 9th Literature!
Homework: Complete Assignment Part I. This is due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Read syllabus and use QR code to complete student questionnaire and “sign” syllabus. Ask parents to read syllabus and use QR code to complete parent questionnaire and “sign” syllabus.
Fri. | 02 Aug. 2019
Opening: Literary Device Review Icebreaker
Homework: Complete Assignment Part II and bring printed copy to class on Monday.
You'll receive a detailed syllabus on the first day of class, but in case you're shopping for supplies early, here's what you'll need:
• A composition notebook
• College-ruled notebook paper
• An organization system: agenda, binder, etc.
• A flash drive or cloud storage account (Office 365 or Google Drive recommended)
• An independent reading novel of your choice
• Your summer reading book (autobiography, biography, or memoir)
I Also Recommend (Optional):
• Markers, colored pencils, construction paper, and other creative materials.
• Hand sanitizer and Clorox/Lysol wipes for the class to share.
• Glue Sticks and a pair of personal student safety scissors
• Your own copies of The Night Circus and The Tempest (Folger Shakespeare Library edition) so you may write in the books.
Mrs. Walter adores 9th graders. She loves the enthusiasm they bring to the study of literature as they explore new and challenging texts.