8th Grade Parent Night Powerpoint

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Welcome to
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Parent Night
English classes open to 9th grade
students:
• 9th grade English
• 9th grade honors English
English electives open to 9th grade
students:
• 9th grade Drama
• Annual—application and instructor
approval (applications available at 8th
grade Activity Fair March 24th, OHS
Commons, 6:30-7:30 pm)
Recommendations for 9th honors
English
• Have passed 7th grade WASL in reading and
writing (level 4 recommended)
• Have a reading percentile score of 88% or
higher on the OLYALT or any other
standardized test
• Be a self-motivated, self-directed learner who
is interested in more than just facts, grades,
and “the right answer.”
• Have an attitude that fosters respectful
communication
• Be able to handle criticism to help him/her
learn and grow
• Feel comfortable in a class of high achievers
who push themselves academically
• Attend class consistently and turn in all
assignments on time
• Finally, students and their parents should
think about the balance in their lives overall—
between school, sports, music, family, etc.
9th grade regular curriculum
9th grade honors curriculum
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• The Importance of Being
Earnest
• A Tale of Two Cities/Great
Expectations
• Of Mice and Men
• Animal Farm
• Romeo and Juliet
• To Kill a Mockingbird
• Poetry unit
• Daily grammar
• Writing focuses on paragraphs
and moves into essays
Animal Farm
Of Mice and Men
Romeo and Juliet
To Kill a Mockingbird
Odyssey selections
Short stories, poetry,
Daily grammar
Writing focuses on
paragraphs
Work Expectations for 9th grade
honors English
• Students should expect an average of ½
hour/night of homework, which fluctuates up
to an hour in second semester
• Reading assignments can be up to 30-40
pages/night
• Honors English emphasizes literary analysis to
prepare students for AP classes
• Overall, the class moves at a faster pace
OHS English Sequence
10th grade English classes
• 10th grade English
• 10th grade Honors English
11th grade English classes
• 11th grade English
• 11th grade American Studies (block class integrated
with social studies)
• AP English 11: Language and Composition
Senior English Classes
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AP English Literature (1 year)
British Literature
Creative Writing
Literature of Film
Readings in World Religions
Satire, Parody and Humor
Shakespeare
English Electives
• Advanced Studies in Theatre (10, 11,12)
• Annual (9, 10, 11, 12)
• Drama (9th)
• Journalism (10, 11, 12)
Advanced Studies in Theatre, Annual,
Journalism and Library Assistant all satisfy the
Occupational Education requirement.
10th grade Regular Curriculum
• Lord of the Flies
• Oedipus Rex/Antigone
• Shakespeare play: Julius Caesar/TheTaming
of the Shrew/The Tempest/Twelfth Night
• Night
• short stories
• daily grammar
• HSPE practice
• writing focuses on paragraphs and essays
Optional texts for 10th grade regular
English classes
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Greek myths
Nectar in a Sieve
The Good Earth
The Power of One
Fahrenheit 451
10th grade honors curriculum
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The Good Earth
Oedipus cycle
Lord of the Flies
Julius Caesar
Crime and Punishment/Power of One
1984
selections from the Prentice-Hall World
Literature text
• daily grammar
• daily grammar
• writing focuses on analysis, classical
argument (logos, pathos, ethos), rhetoric in
the classical sense (schemes and tropes)
11th grade regular curriculum
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The Great Gatsby
The Crucible/Death of a Salesman/Our Town
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
short stories, poetry,
grammar (optional)
writing focuses on literary analysis
Optional texts for regular 11th
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One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
The Bean Trees
The Grapes of Wrath
Three Cups of Tea
The Things They Carried
A Raisin in the Sun
AP English 11: Language and Composition
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The Scarlet Letter
The Crucible
Walden
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Great Gatsby
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Their Eyes Were Watching God
• short stories, poetry, and an emphasis on
non-fiction
• writing focuses on analytical papers, both
formal and informal and use of tools of
persuasion
• preparation for the AP test in May
AP English 12: Literature and Composition
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The Odyssey
Song of Solomon
Frankenstein
Death of a Salesman
Pride and Prejudice
Hamlet
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
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The Turn of the Screw
Heart of Darkness
Things Fall Apart
The Poisonwood Bible
Poetry
Analytical papers, close readings, preparation
for the May AP test
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