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Welcome everyone! I will more than likely use this space to update everyone on what's going on! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me! (The link is on my home page.) English 9: Students are building on the skills they've acquired over the past eight years (and then some!). We started the year reading many short stories, doing a writing sample (the "I believe in ..." essay), as well as reviewing commonly confused words to help strengthen our writing.  We are getting ready to get into Animal Farm, a George Orwell novel. Students have been asked to purchase it, but there is also a free e-book version students can download. Just click on "Useful Links" and you should be able to find it! :) All students are welcome to use this version! Students were given a packet this week for the novel. They should be expected to complete parts of the packet at home, as well as reading from in-class. They are welcome to use these packets on the daily quizzes (comprehension quizzes) given in class on a daily basis. There will be six of them. They are on the calendar right now if you want to see when each one happens! Students will get calendars next class, as well. These can be HUGE grade boosters ... or they can really hurt their grades too! I want all As! Haha. :) English 10:  English 10 is a really important year. Why? PSAT, SAT, and then next year we've got the SOLs for English ... both the reading and the writing!  We've done short stories, a writing sample about the danger of the single story, reviewed commonly confused words and added some root words ... a lot of stuff going on!  Now we're venturing into two larger projects: the first one is the anecdotal autobiography. Students have through the month of October to work on their personal narratives to create a "scrapbook" of sorts. We are doing peer review in class, as well as spacing out the assignments. The final project is due on the 28th for even day classes, and on the 31st odd day's project is due. The second assignment is reading To Kill a Mockingbird, which will tie in directly to our idea of social injustice - something we will make relevant to everyone! Just like with English 9, there is a free e-book of the novel under "Useful Links." :) As always, please e-mail me if you have any questions or concerns! Most Sincerely, Lindsay M. Reid, M. Ed. 
Posted by reidlim  On Oct 13, 2016 at 1:32 PM