Assignments & Due Dates:
9/25: (A) Read "First Job" (53-55), "Sally" (81-83), "Minerva Writes Poetry" (84-85), "What Sally Said" (92-93), and "Monkey Garden" (94-98) for quiz on Monday. [14 total pages] (B) Also: complete a vignette analysis for ONE of the vignettes you were assigned to read on a blank sheet of paper.
9/21: Read "Those Who Don't" (28), "A Rice Sandwhich" (43-45), and "Geraldo No Last Name" (65-66) from The House on Mango Street. Quiz?
9/20: (A) Reread "My Name" (10-11) and "No Speak English" (76-78) and write a theme statement about the theme concept, plus provide evidence. See this file for more information. (B) Also: read "Born Bad" (58-61) and "Minerva Writes Poetry" (84-85). Due Wednesday.
9/19: Want to get ahead on your reading? Read 10-11, 28, 65-66, and 76-78.
9/18: Quiz on pages 31-42 from The House on Mango Street.
9/15: 9th grade Scavenger Hunt Due
9/14: Quiz on pages 21-27 from The House on Mango Street.
9/11: Signed Syllabus Due
9/11: Blank, college-ruled, composition notebook due that is ONLY for Language Arts with Smith
The House on Mango Street pdf
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FYI: INTEGRATED HUMANITIES GRADEBOOKS
Skyline’s Humanities Department is committed to team teaching and interdisciplinary work and study. It is our goal to integrate the two subjects—Social Studies and Language Arts—to create a deeper, more critical and balanced learning experience for your student in the social sciences. We understand that learning does not exist in the vacuum of specific subjects and believe that the best learning environment is one in which students and teachers bring diverse ideas, disciplines, and perspectives to enrich students’ understanding and the classroom experience as a whole. As such, the Skyline Humanities Department tries to integrate its curriculum as much as possible in both the block and split-block model of instruction. The result is that to get an accurate understanding of your student’s work and progress in both our classes, some assignments demonstrate learning in both subjects and consequently belong in both grade books on Family Access. The number of points entered in the two grade books might be different, depending on the discipline in which the assignment was the focus, as this would best reflect the student’s progress in each discipline. Teachers generally try to inform students when this will occur, and if there are any questions about a particular assignment students are encouraged to inquire. With this method, we believe both teachers and parents will be best able to track students’ progress and best understand their strengths and areas for growth.
FYI: Grading Scale