and Reading Seminar - Liberty Jr. High
Welcome to Accelerated Language Arts!
Language Arts is a combination of reading, literary analysis, writing, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will be assigned various types of literature which include both fiction and nonfiction.
The Accelerated Language Arts curriculum differs from the regular Language Arts curriculum in the following ways: some different novels, higher expectations for papers and project quality, acceleration of units (especially grammar), and depth of material. So while we may be studying the same unit as my regular classes, the rate at which we cover the material and the depth at which we cover the material will vary greatly. Accelerated does NOT mean more homework, nor does it mean rushing ahead if the students are not ready.
Instruction, discussion, and types of assignments are all differentiated from a regular class in order to create a more challenging environment.
Of Mice and Men
The Diary of Anne Frank
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Grades are weighted as follows:
50% homework / classwork
50% test / quizzes
Homework/Absent Work Policy
Students should make a concerted effort to complete homework assignments by the original due date so as not to fall behind in class.
Monday 10/29 - Diagramming Opener, Discuss "Setting Sun" plot chart, get packets, convention notes page 74, complete POV worksheets and verb mood.
Tuesday 10/30 - Read "The Tell-Tale Heart," top-hat organizer print vs. video
Wednesday 10/31 - Internet Safety curriculum
Thursday 11/1 - Diagramming opener, check POV and verb mood wksheets, Google assignment "Verb Moods #2," small groups - complete vocabulary worksheets
Friday 11/2 - Check vocab wksheets, complete evidence log, "Rolling World" quiz, diagramming practice