In this class we will:

-develop reading and essay writing skills while  attending to the layers of something, whether it is a newspaper article, debatable topic or a piece of classic literature. 

-develop research skills to dig in where they are interested to enhance and customize their own learning and drive their learning forward.

-zoom out for big picture topics while looking at the choices of the role models in literature, in the media, and in their lives.  

Continued work on narrative, expository, persuasive, and literary essays.

Materials Needed:  

1. The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams ISBN978-0-8112-1404-9

2. Animal Farm by George Orwell ISBN0-452-27750-7

3. MidSummer Night’s Dream (No Fear Shakespeare)  ISBN: 978-1-58663-848-1

4. Selected Stories from: Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros ISBN: 10-0679738568 or 13- 978-0679738565


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