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  • Flowers for Algernon After several weeks working with Argumentative writing and Debate, the classes have begun their next novel study of Flowers for Algernon. In this unit, we will be examining how psychologists ...
    Posted Mar 7, 2017, 11:26 AM by Lisa Horak
  • Christmas Carol/Victorian England Projects This week the classes have begun work on their Victorian England projects. Their projects include an Informative/Explanatory paper on a topic they were assigned randomly, and they are to ...
    Posted Nov 16, 2016, 10:21 AM by Lisa Horak
  • Lord of the Flies Students have begun their new unit on Lord of the Flies and were to have read the first chapter over the weekend. The unit packet will be due Thursday, October ...
    Posted Sep 19, 2016, 10:41 AM by Lisa Horak
  • Animal Farm We have begun reading Animal Farm. Every student should either have a school or personal copy of the book to have on hand every day. We are also working from ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2016, 2:26 PM by Lisa Horak
  • Welcome to the 2016-2017 School Year! I am thrilled to be back working with the Advanced Language Arts students. The first week we will have a busy kick-off with some ice-breaker activities and policy ...
    Posted Aug 5, 2016, 1:58 PM by Lisa Horak
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Homework Assignments

AssignmentDue Date
Animal Farm Packet September 9, 2016 
Lord of the Flies Unit Packet October 20, 2016 
Victorian England Paper/Presentation November 22, 2016 
Flowers for Algernon Unit Pack April 10, 2017 
Summer Project 2017 August 7, 2017 
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Course Outline 2016-2017

Novel Title (Lexile Level) Genre

Writing Assignment



Animal Farm (1370) Fiction



Lord of the Flies (780) Fiction



Short Stories (varied) Fiction



A Christmas Carol (1080) Fiction



Diary of Anne Frank (1080) Non-fiction

Personal Narrative


Flowers for Algernon (910) Science Fiction



Fahrenheit 451 (890) Science Fiction


Summer Project 2017 TBD