Summer Reading: LA 9 ADV
Students preparing to take LA 9 ADV must read TWO books over the summer: one memoir, and one classic. There will be a paper assignment and group work throughout the first quarter, using these texts as a basis for these assignments. While it is not required you purchase your own copy of the text, we will be utilizing the texts for the first several weeks of school. It is helpful to have your own copy.
Choose one Memoir from the selections below:
Breaking Night, Liz Murray
King of the Mild Frontier, Chris Crutcher
The Other Wes Moore, Wes Moore
Choose one Classic novel from the selections below:
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Robert Louis Stevenson
The Time Machine, H.G. Wells
Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton
Any questions, please email Kathryn Abels: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the course of the year, students who choose to take Language Arts 9 Advanced, can expect a challenging, rigorous course with the purpose of extending critical thinking skills, enhancing writing skills, as well as improving reading comprehension abilities.
At the beginning of the course, students are expected to have finished summer reading. We will utilize these readings for discussion, the basis for a group project, as well as the grounds for a theme identification paper. The reading and assignments will count for about 30% of the quarter one grade. Throughout the year, students will read assigned texts independently and daily for homework, and complete critical, analytical writing assignments (short answer and extended response). A few of the types of writing assignments cover thematic analysis, narrative, research, identification, and informative pieces. These writing pieces will be graded using comprehensive rubrics holding students to high academic expectations.