Glad tidings students of English literature!
You are about to embark on an adventure that will take place wholly in your classroom. This journey will center around the beautiful words of literature that have thrilled readers for many years, or are engaging readers now. These words will transport you to times and places that will inspire creativity, commentary, and excitement. I am looking forward to sharing my love of literature with you. I hope you enjoy the trip!
Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Puffin Classics’ The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Young Readers Edition)
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
Short Story and Poetry Selections from Literature Textbook
Independent Research from Online Sources
Key Writing Assignments
Christmas Ghost Story
Research Essay and Informative Speech
Persuasive Essay and Travel Brochure
You are expected to come to class prepared every day with:
Outside Reading Expectations
The best way to improve at a sport is to practice, and the best way to learn to read is to...READ! Each trimester students will be expected to complete 600 pages of reading in any genre. Any genre of literature counts, but texts in which the words per page is questionable (graphic novels, magazines, etc.) are best left out of this tally and/or must be approved by Mrs. Miron. After every text completed, students will fill out an Independent Reading Log form on our class website, which will allow students to document their page count, and attach a GoodReads summary (see below).
Technology Use/Class Sites
Our Language Arts class will take full advantage of the Chromebooks available to us! We are so lucky to have access to this technology. All writing assignments will be completed using Google Classroom. The Class Website will be used to view homework, submit forms, and view a calendar. Students will learn how to evaluate online information for research, and will participate in Webquests. Finally, students will participate in GoodReads, an online literary community, where they can evaluate the books they read with their school friends and beyond.