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Summer Reading:

Choose one of the following books below to read this summer before classes resume. The great thing about these books is that they are the first in a series, so keep reading if you like it!  You will be asked to respond to questions about the book.  You can access those questions through the calendar/assignments tab above.

The Lightning Thief

The Testing

Slated

The Selection

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Michael Vey Prisoner of Cell 25

Backfield Boys   

Books to Purchase:

1st Nine Weeks: Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

2nd Nine Weeks: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

3rd Nine Weeks: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

4th Nine Weeks: Helen Keller The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

                

1st 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Character, Sacrifice, Service, Truth

Novel: Theodeore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham

Memory Work: "Eldorado" by Edgar Allan Poe

Project: Research/Presentation on an unsolved mystery

 

2nd 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Justice, Survival, Propaganda

Novels: The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank (play version) and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Memory Work:"If" by Rudyard Kipling

Project: Presentation of the perspective of chosen novel (Survivor's Club by Michael Bronstein, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom, Night by Elie Weisel, or Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Septeys)

Film Adaptation: The Diary of Anne Frank and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

 

3rd 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Greed, Adventure, Search for a Role Model, Trust

Novel: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

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

Project: Web Quest Study on a chosen pirate of yore

Film Adaptation: Treasure Island and Captain Phillips

 

4th 9 Weeks Unit Study

Themes: Perserverance, Role of Women, Overcoming Obstacles

Novel: Helen Keller The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

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

Film Adaptation: Helen Keller The Story of My Life

Project: Presentation on What it is like to be in someone else's shoes

 

2018-2019  Supply List:                                                                        

 1 1/2" Binder

5 Tab dividers (label in class)

Notebook paper

Pencils

Colored pencils or markers or flairs (student preference)

4 Different colored highlighters

4 Packs (100each) of Lined 3x5 index cards

2 Large book rings

Package of page protectors (25)

3 Packs of Sticky Notes

Wish List:

Bag of Individually wrapped candy

Ziploc Bags (any size)

 

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.