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                        Welcome to English Class! 
    I look forward to getting to know you better as we embark on an exciting year together.  You can expect a rigorous program inviting you to explore, interpret, and enjoy the written word through rich and varied reading experiences.  You will grow as independent and creative thinkers while translating those thoughts into personal essays, narratives, responses to literature, informational reports, conversations with your peers, and oral presentations. 
    Our theme this year is self-discovery.  I hope the stories we read and the characters we meet will inspire you to discover that special person within—your gifts and your obstacles; your hopes and your fears; your humor and your humanity.  I shall enjoy sharing that journey with you.


    Reading List:
    Academic English:
    Literature anthology selections
    Self-selected titles 
    Restart by Gordon Korman
    The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
    Honors English:
    Literature anthology selections
    Self-selected titles
    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
    The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
    The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
    Writing Projects:
    Friday Freewrites (various modes)
    Bio-Poem poster
    Literary analysis
    Text-dependent analysis (TDA)
    Reflective writing/memoir 
    Debate/argumentative writing
    Creative writing--Seasonal writing projects
    Poetry of various types
    Research writing: Person of Influence
    Dream House project
    Kristin L. Parke
        7th Grade English
    B.A. English
    M.Ed. Secondary Education       
Last Modified on August 20, 2023