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Class Announcements

  • To Kill a Mockingbird We are in full swing with this book and the overall consensus from students is that they love the story! Attached is the packet, if you need it. Let me ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2018, 1:56 PM by Lisa Horak
  • My Antonia Students have been reading My Antonia since the beginning of the quarter. When they returned to school, they participated in a 3-day cultural simulation called BaFa BaFa. Then, they ...
    Posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:46 PM by Lisa Horak
  • Incredible Journey This week we have begun our final novel for the semester, The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford. The unit packet will be due December 20. I would like to reiterate ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2017, 10:35 AM by Lisa Horak
  • Tom Sawyer We are beginning our next novel, Tom Sawyer. The students are beginning with research about the setting of the novel and will focus their learning on answering higher level questions ...
    Posted Oct 31, 2017, 10:20 AM by Lisa Horak
  • Pride and Prejudice After a wonderful time exploring The Time Machine with the students, it is now time to move on to our next unit of Pride and Prejudice. We will begin that ...
    Posted Sep 15, 2017, 5:50 PM by Lisa Horak
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Homework Assignments

AssignmentDue Date
To Kill a Mockingbird April 6, 2018 
My Antonia February 7, 2018 
Incredible Journey Unit Packet December 20, 2017 
Tom Sawyer Unit Packet November 30, 2017 
Pride and Prejudice Unit Packet October 24, 2017 
The Time Machine Unit Packet September 6, 2017 
Summer Project 2017 August 7, 2017 
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Course Outline 2017-2018

Novel Title (Lexile Level)


Writing Assignment


The Time Machine (1070)

Science Fiction

Science Fiction Descriptive Narrative

Pride and Prejudice (1100) Fiction

Informative/Explanatory writing

Tom Sawyer (980)


Research writing

My Antonia (1010)

Historical Fiction

Argumentative writing


Incredible Journey (1320)


Descriptive writing

To Kill A Mockingbird (870)

Social Drama

Personal Narrative

The Outsiders (750)


Creative writing

Mystery Fiction

Summaries/Project & Oral Presentation