We balance skills and drills with  concepts and conversations. The conversations of the world happen through the stories we tell.  Students begin to discover universal themes and put them into their own words as they make sense of the world they are entering as young adults. Continued work on narrative, expository, persuasive, and literary essays.  

Materials Needed:

  1. Our Town by Thornton Wilder | ISBN 13: 978-0-590-43690-8. | 10: 0-590-43690-2
  2. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee   |  ISBN: 978-0-06-09356-7
  3. Select Greek Myths  (provided) 
  4. Choose: The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom (ISBN: 0553256696) or novel of choice.

Project Based: 

  • Fiction Story Project
  • Research Project
  • Nonfiction (Magazine/Website Project)
  • Media Project 

Supplies Needed:

  • ½” Binder 
  • Tab dividers 
  • Composition notebook for a journal
  • File Folder any color for things I return (label with student name)
  • college ruled paper hole-punch (in binder)
  • pens
  • pencils
  • highlighters