English Literature and Composition

English Literature and Composition

Students in middle school have been exploring bullying and its potential effect on its victims, as well as developing healthy coping strategies. We will continue our Wonder literature unit according to our reading schedule.  Upcoming important dates:

1/19:  Comprehension Quiz 2

1/23:   Comprehension Quiz 3

1/24:    Greek/ Latin Roots Vocabulary quiz on roots 1-24.  All students have been emailed two links to study the lists.

1/26:   Wonder vocabulary Quiz 1.  All students have been emailed a link to study the word list.

1/30:   Comprehension Quiz 4

2/5:      Final Study Guide Due

2/7:     Unit Test

We will be studying grammar during class time for the next several weeks focusing on correct capitalization and punctuation.

 

 

Students in grades 8/9 are learning about the Dark Ages by exploring myriad aspects of Medieval life, including chivalry, the feudal system, life of the monastery, and the Black Plague.  We will continue our Otto of the Silver Hand unit. Students should keep up with reading and study guide according to their reading schedule. Upcoming important dates:

1/24:  Greek/ Latin Roots Vocabulary quiz on roots 1-24.  All students have been emailed two links to study the lists.

1/26:  Study guide (part 2) will be distributed in class.

2/9:    Study guides should be complete and will be collected.

2/13:  Unit test

We will be reviewing relative pronouns and identifying and correcting pronoun shifts in the coming week.

 

For our 10th and 11th graders, we will continue our reading of The Awakening and have been exploring Regionalism and Local Color in the United States. We look forward to joining Chef Dave in the kitchen on 1/19 to watch him prepare an authentic Creole meal and teach about the French influence in Louisiana.

Upcoming important dates:

1/19:  In the kitchen with Chef Dave

1/22:  The Awakening Comprehension quiz. (through chapter 20)

1/24:  Greek/ Latin Roots Vocabulary quiz on roots 1-24.  All students have been emailed two links to study the lists.

1/26:  The Awakening Comprehension quiz (through chapter 36)

1/31:  The Awakening Vocabulary quiz:  Students have been given a link for an online study tool.

2/6:    The Awakening:  Unit test

We will be studying grammar and writing in class, focusing on complex sentence structure and developing effective thesis statements.