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- Internet Safety : In this unit, students will investigate informational texts on topics of Internet safety in order to better understand their own digital footprint as well as the benefits and threats associated with Internet use. Students will construct and publish an informed reflection that reflects the learning that took place while studying Internet identity.
- Personal Essay : Students will also read and analyze narrative texts in order to understand plot structure and literary devices that are necessary to create an effective narrative. By the end of the unit, they will compose a personal essay that will depict a significant event in their life and how it shaped them as an individual.
- Visual Storytelling : In this unit, students will observe, discuss, and question social issues that impact young adults. They will study and employ elements of visual rhetoric through analysis of experimentation with physical, verbal, and digital media.
- Speak : In this unit, students will read and analyze the novel Speak with an emphasis on the writer’s craft and its effect on the audience. Students will apply their knowledge of visual rhetoric throughout their introduction to literary analysis. The unit will also hone students’ academic discussion, collaboration, and writing skills.
- Multigenre Research Project : In this unit, students will read multigenre information texts in order to investigate a current issue in contemporary society. This introduction to research and argument will challenge students to engage in guided close reading and work toward independent text selection and close reading for research. In this unit, students will also build upon their knowledge of argument and genre. There will be a strong emphasis on supporting original ideas with credible evidence. Students will use human, print, and digital resources to locate and represent their ideas in public.
- Realistic Fiction : In this unit, students will study a novel along with their classmates. Students will investigate the genre of realistic fiction and improve their practices of academic discussion and literary analysis.
1. When you step into the classroom, you will behave as a young adult and scholar.Remember who you are: an English student who is fully capable of acting like a professional young adult. Demonstrate respect and tolerance for your teacher and classmates through words, actions, and attitude. In the world, you will need to work with others—even those you’re not fond of—in a collaborative, constructive way. Find a way to make it work. Respect is critical in creating an environment where we can become a family of readers, writers, and thinkers! Keep in mind that we are all in this room, and this journey together. Don’t waste your own time and the time of others by being negative or disruptive. Remain in control of your words and actions. Keep our classroom environment clean: literally and figuratively. [All school-wide behavioral policies apply. See your student handbook for clarity on these issues.]
2. You will keep yourself aligned to the day’s activities and learning targets. Focus on the current task set before you. The teacher should clarify what you should be doing and why—every day is designed to help you meet specific state and district standards, so every lesson is important. If you find yourself becoming distracted, take a deep breath and re-focus. Do your best. The purpose of being here is to learn.
3. You will take responsibility for your own success. You are the one in control of the grade you earn. If you expect to be absent or if you were previously absent, it is your responsibility to find out what you missed and to request any materials, instructions, or assignments from the day(s) of absence. Your deadline will be extended in an equal amount to the days you were absent. Advocate for yourself! If you ever need help or do not understand something covered in class, ASK. If you have any special circumstances that are affecting your performance in class, discuss them with the teacher. You have the right to resources and assistance.