For the 2013-2014 School Year
Unless a student is absent from class, all work is completed in class. Extra time is given in school to complete assignments. All students need to keep a separate folder for this class. All assignments are graded and returned. Further, all tests, quizzes, writing assignments, and projects are also returned to the students. These items should be kept in their folders along with any hand-outs.
January 14- We will be reading the novel Notes from the Midnight Driver. The students will be given a chararater list and background information for the book. They will be responsible for keeping a journal of the important facts as we read each chapter. There are several quizzes and longer writing assignments included in this unit. The first quiz for chapters 1-5 will be on January 27th. We will continue reading the novel for the next several weeks.
February 3- The grades for the first quiz are posted on Home Access and well as the grades for the first five chapters of journal writing for the book. Despite our days off, we are now on chapter 10 of the book. The next quiz will be after chapter 15. For now, it looks like this quiz will be after the President's Holiday week-end - the week of February 18th.
February 20 - The quiz for chapters 6-15 will be on February 21st. The format of the quiz will be fill-in-the-blanks and true and false questions. A short essay will also be required. We will be in the library for the next three days typing the final copies of these essays. The essays will count as a separate quiz grade.
February 24-March 6 - Students will continue reading the novel and responding to writing prompts in their journals. There will be some work with a partner to answer questions. All work will be completed in class and each assignment will count for a grade.
March 11-12 - The end of the book test. The test will consist of matching questions, fill-in-the-blanks, true or false and short essay questions.