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Summer Reading:

Michael Vey:Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans  

***Class sets of books are provided, but it is highly suggested to purchase copies in order to annotate***


1st 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Perseverance, Role of Women, Racism, Slavery

Helen Keller- The Story of My Life and The Adventures of Huck Finn by Mark Twain

Memory Work: "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

Project: Research/Presentation on a success story

Film Adaptation: The Miracle Worker


2nd 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Appearances, Wealth, Family, Identity

The Westing Game by Helen Raskins and an adapted Short Story Mystery

Memory Work:"Eldorado" by Edgar Allan Poe

Project: Mystery Research Essay and Power Point Presentation

Film Adaptation: Get a Clue


3rd 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Justice, Survival, Propaganda

The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Memory Work: "If" by Rudyard Kipling

Project: Holocaust Research and Presentation

Film Adaptation: The Diary of Anne Frank


4th 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Greed, Adventure, Search for Role Model

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Memory Work: "O Captain, My Captain" by Walt Whitman

Film Adaptation: Treasure Island


2017-2018  Supply List:                                                                        

1- 1 1/2" Binder with 5 Tab Dividers                                            

2 Pkgs of Regular Ruled Notebook Paper                                     

1 Pkg of colored pencils or markers or crayons                             

1 Large Clorox Wipes

Wish List:

Bag of Individually wrapped candy


Classroom Rules:

1. Be prepared for class. Bring your materials, pencil, and a book to read for our independent reading time DAILY. (We will have an independent book for each 9 weeks that the student will read on his/her own time.  The student will complete assignments based on this book.  The first one is chosen for you- Michael Vey Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans.

2. Be at school.  Only miss when you are sick or have an emergency as we will cover lots of ground in one day.  Turn in all assignments whey they are due.  If you are absent on the due date, you are to turn in assignments as soon as you return.  It is your responsiblity to check the Make-Up work station and complete any reading or assignment within the alloted time.

3.Restroom breaks will be taken during the middle of our block class time.

4. During class time, always keep a positive attitude towards the teacher and your fellow students.  Respect others by listening when they speak and not speaking over them.

5. Technology must be used appropriately in the classroom.  Appropraite use is when the teacher gives you specific permission to utilize the device for classroom purposes.