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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
    Excerpts from The Adventures of Ulysses (Homer translated by Evslin)
    Stand Tall by Joan Bauer
    The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
    Witness by Karen Hesse   
    Honors English:
    Literature anthology selections
    Excerpts from The Adventures of Ulysses (Homer translated by Evslin)
    The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
    The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
    Witness by Karen Hesse
    Excerpts from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
    Writing Projects:
    Bio-Poem poster
    Literary analysis
    Design-A-Monster creative writing
    Literary scrapbook
    Persuasive letter
    Poems of various types
    Dream House project
    Research writing
    Kristin L. Parke
        7th Grade English
    English Department Building Coordinator
    B.A. English
    M.Ed. Secondary Education
    PAWLP Writing Fellow
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Last Modified on August 14, 2018