Welcome to Mrs. Gruenewald's Language Arts 7-8/ Language Arts 1-2 (H)
I am so excited to meet and get to know you the first few weeks of school.
I am looking forward to this year and all of the exciting things that Boulder Creek has to offer.Please note that I am only on campus periods 5,6,7. (11:11-2:12)
Period 5: 11:11 - 12:08
Period 6: 12:13 - 1:10
Period 7: 1:15 - 2:12* Available by appointmentLanguage Arts 1-2 Honors: Period 5-7Syllabus:ELA 1-2 Honors Syllabus
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.
Incoming 9th graders who intend to take Language Arts 1-2 Honors are required to complete a summer reading assignment. For the 2018-2019 school year, students willbe required to read Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Any edition of the novel is fine, as are ebook versions, but students will need to have a copy of the book in class for at least the first two weeks of the school year. More information about the book is available at http://amzn.com/0446310786
Students should read this book by the first day of school, and they expected to know the book well enough to discuss, analyze and write about it at the start of school. Students must come prepared with the following assignments:
-Make a list of quotes that you feel are significant to the plot/theme/characters: Include the following information:
quote, page number, character speaking, to whom were they speaking, what were they talking about
- 1 Sentence summary of each chapter: You can write this in your book or on
a separate piece of paper. The summary sentences will aid you in locating information easily for class assignments, writing assignments and the Socratic Seminar.
If you have any questions or concerns about the summer reading assignment, feel free to email Mrs. Gruenewald at Lindsey.email@example.com