• Welcome to Mrs. Gruenewald's Language Arts 1-2 Honors

     

    I am so excited to meet and get to know you the first few weeks of school.

                                Please note that I am only on campus periods 5,6,7. (11:00-2:30)
     

                                                                   Period 5: 11:11 - 12:08

                                                                   Period 6: 12:13 - 1:10 

                                                                   Period 7: 1:15 - 2:12 

     
     * Available by appointment
     
     
     
    Language Arts 1-2 Honors: Period 5-7
     
     

    This course is an introduction to Literature. Students will examine and apply composition formats to real life experiences. Literary and technical reading, writing, speaking and listening activities will be integrated throughout the course of study. This course is aligned with the district and state standards and supports the school wide efforts of increasing student achievement.

     
     
    PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED YOUR SUMMER WORK FOR ELA 1-2 HONORS BY THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. 
     
    This summer all freshman honor students will be required to read the short story “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes. This short story can be found online through a simple internet search. Students are expected to be prepared to discuss the literary elements (theme, symbol, character, etc.) when school resumes in August.

    In addition, all students, regardless of which freshman honors teacher they have, need to complete the essay assignment that is posted below.

    Essay Prompt and Directions: (This is due on the first day back)

    Directions- Type a COMPREHENSIVE, detailed essay which addresses the following prompt. Use at least 2 DIRECT QUOTES from the short story somewhere within the essay. 

    Forgiveness, kindness, and empathy can have a positive impact on a person’s life. In the short story “Thank You Ma’am” by Langston Hughes, how does Mrs. Jones’ behavior towards Roger change him? Explain how he changes and provide specific evidence from the text. Support your claims with logical reasoning and relevant evidence from the text.

    *Bring typed printed copy to class on Wednesday 8/7 

    If you have any questions or concerns about the summer assignment, feel free to email  Mrs. Gruenewald  at Lindsey.gruenewald@dvusd.org

     

    Materials: 

    The first novel we will read is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.  Please obtain a copy of this novel by the first week of school.

    Also you will be reading a minimum of four books a semester on your own. We call this your outside reading book. You will need to have your first "outside reading book" by Monday August 12th. 

    Requirments for first outside reading book:

    • minimum of 300 pages 
    • no movie or tv show transformations

     

    Supplies:

    • folder and/or notebook to keep all ELA 1-2 (H) materials organized and easy to locate
    • pens, pencils, highlighters.