NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
I've found that Google Drive is a better place to post documents for class. Head on over there to print any missing papers or to see the day's agenda, etc. Parents, ask your students to sign on to their Google account and open the "Drive" if you'd like to see the documents and class agendas for our recent work.
Our focus in this class is improving your reading and writing skills. The bulk of your reading will be independent choice, but we will also be reading about topics as varied as Greek Mythology and the Cultural Revolution in China, among others. We will work on a variety of writing genres such as argument, informative, and narrative.
Year-Long Guiding Question: How do people use language to influence others?
Unit One: Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, and Spelling review--the parts of speech
Unit Two: The Adolescent Odyssey
Unit Three: Elements of Fiction/Short stories
Grammar Learning Targets
Elements of Fiction Learning Targets
Unit Four: China's Cultural Revolution and China today