“St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves” by Karen Russell
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Letter to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
“The Tell-Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Oedipus Rex by Sophocles
The Wizard of Lies by Diana B. Henriques
Animals in Translation by Temple Grandin
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos
Authentic Assessments: 25%
- Students should arrive to class on-time with a notebook and a pencil or (preferably) a pen.
- Students should expect that they will be submitting some of their work on paper and some through Google Classroom.
- Students are required to complete five Reading Plus lessons every week. These lessons are mandatory for every ELA-9 class and will count toward the final marking period grade for each student.
- Late work will be accepted and reviewed at the teacher’s discretion. A student should not expect her grade to change immediately when handing late work.
- Only original work should be submitted, for any classwork or assessment unless otherwise specified in the instructions for that assessment. Any attempt to submit work found on the internet or elsewhere will result in a 0 for that assignment.
- No disrespectful language (toward teacher or one another)
- No “zoning out” by staring at screens during learning time
- Keep the drama outside of the classroom
- Maintain an attitude of self-respect and professionalism
- Leave the classroom in a clean and organized state
- Desks are arranged in specific ways for specific reasons; do not move them
- Seating arrangements are entirely based on the teacher’s discretion
- Keep your phone in your pocket or bag; no cellphone use during class
- Students are expected to make up missing assignments even when absent
- Refer to student handbook for additional information regarding discipline and attendance