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Course Description:                  

This course will allow students to broaden their reading/writing experience through the study and analysis of compelling literature. Students will respond to such literature through the stages of the writing process to produce a variety of genres that demonstrate style, ideas, grammar and mechanics, and organization.

Objective:                                        

The student will learn skills that are needed to become lifelong readers, writers, speakers, and critical thinkers.

 

8th ELA

Themes/Extended Texts

Main Language Focus

Ever-Changing Adolescent Identities

Bad Boy: A Memoir (Myers)

Voice

Active and Passive

Southern Gothic

To Kill a Mockingbird   (Lee)

Verb Moods

subjunctive, conditional, indicative, imperative, interrogative

Success

Outliers: A Story of Success (Gladwell)

Verbals

Gerunds, Participials, Infinitives

Dystopian

The House of the Scorpion (Farmer)

Punctuation Pauses

Dash, Parenthesis, Ellipsis

9th Literature

Themes/Extended Texts

Main Language Focus

Trials & Triumphs: A Hero’s Journey

The Odyssey  (Homer)

Verbs: Voice & Mood 

Active and Passive

subjunctive, conditional, indicative, imperative, interrogative

Questioning the Truth

The Other Wes Moore (Moore)

Parallel Structure

Destiny

Romeo & Juliet (Shakespeare)

Phrases and Clauses

noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute

The Power of Propaganda

Fahrenheit 451 (Bradbury)

Punctuation

Dash, Parenthesis, Ellipsis, Colon, Semicolon


 

Classroom Expectations:

Prompt, Prepared, Positive, Present

 

Bobcat Behavior:

Be respectful, responsible, and ready to learn!

 

18-19 Bay Springs Theme:

Believe. Belong. Be Bold. Be a Bobcat!