Course Goal and Expectations

    The overall goal of this class is to help students become better readers, writers, listeners, and speakers, so they are better prepared for the eleventh grade, college, and careers.

    This year, students will study vocabulary, grammar, and world literature. Students will be held accountable for a classroom routine consisting of vocabulary, essential grammar skills, various writing assignments, and comprehending and analyzing literary works. Students will be responsible for homework averaging thirty to forty minutes each night. Students are expected to read and study at home on a regular basis.

Writing Assignments

  • First Quarter
    • Response to Literature
  • Second Quarter
    • Research Writing
    • Workplace Writing
  • Third Quarter
    • Argument (Persuasion)
  • Fourth Quarter
    • Fiction Narration
    • Poetry and Description

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Quick References

  • ACT Preparation: Grammar: Usage and Mechanics Rule Book     https://books.google.com/books?id=D-h7MAZciq8C&pg=PA295&lpg=PA295&dq=grammar+exercises%3EPunctuation%3EE-ex+34-1+and+34-2&source=bl&ots=_msxNjTMZC&sig=pLFjIzwE79clm258CkFbc68InJs&hl ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2017, 9:46 AM by Peggy Davis
  • Theme     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRjEbRhJjgw    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIuKNVny9cM
    Posted Oct 31, 2016, 8:51 AM by Peggy Davis
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CHHS Skyward and Calendar of Events

Favorite Quotes:
"Inch by inch is a cinch. Yard by yard is hard" (Kathaleen Knott).
"It is well to be up before day-break, for such a habit contributes to 
health, wealth, and wisdom" (Aristotle).
"Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" 
(Benjamin Franklin).
"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read" 
    (Mark Twain).
"Curiosity, rationalization, and laziness are no match against 
courage, self control, and mental toughness" (John Bytheway).
"Every good citizen adds to the strength of a nation" (Gordon B. Hinckley).
Favorite Authors:
Jane Austen
Brandon Mull (I just can't help it! I love fantasy!)
Favorite Animator:
Walter Elias "Walt" Disney
Favorite Movie:
Count of Monte Cristo (with Jim Caviezel)
Favorite Song:
"Something Good" (Richard Rodgers)