Welcome Family and Friends! Mrs. Lisa Roscoe and Ms. Michelle Brinker Are you smarter than a ninth grader? • Who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird? – Harper Lee • What two families have an ancient grudge in Romeo and Juliet? – The Montagues and Capulets • Animal Farm is an allegory of what historical event? – The Russian Revolution A little about myself… • Archbishop Wood High School • B.S. from Kutztown University and a M.Ed in Special Education from Lehigh University • 17 years of teaching!! A little about myself… • Neshaminy High School Graduate • B.A. and M.Ed. from Lehigh University • M.S. from Wilkes University • Sixth year of teaching. English 9 The purpose of this course is to assist students in continuing their growth in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and research through the use of reading and writing workshops, reading and writing strategies, and guided and independent practice. Course Structure • Every other week vocabulary unit; every other week grammar unit. – Introduce on Monday. – Review on Wednesday/Thursday – Quiz on Friday. • Reading, writing, speaking and listening each day! Vocabulary Workbooks • $10 for consumable vocabulary exercise workbooks. • Checks payable to: CRS Activities’ Fund – English • This cost can be avoided if the book is returned in brand-new condition, free of any markings. Literature and Writing MP Literature Focus Writing Focus 1 A Raisin in the Sun Express and Reflect 2 Animal Farm; Illustrated Man Inform and Explain 3 Primary/Secondary Sources; To Kill a Mockingbird Research Skills 4 Romeo and Juliet; Short Stories Evaluate and Judge Late Work Expectations • 10% will be deducted for each day a short-term assignment is late. • 25-50% will be deducted for each day a long-term assignment is late. • Vocabulary assignments may be turned in the following Monday for half credit. Missed Quizzes and Tests • Make-up quizzes and tests cannot be completed in class. • Students will have 4 clinic days (about 2 weeks) for make-up quizzes and tests. • After 2 weeks, the grade is a zero. • It is the student’s responsibility to schedule a day/time. Clinic • Tuesdays/Thursdays; except the first Tuesday of every month. • 2:30 – 3:00 • Room 231 • Not always individualized • Individual help is by appointment Printing Policy We do not send students to the library or lab to print assignments nor do we accept assignments via e-mail. If a student experiences any printing problems the night before an assignment is due he/she may e-mail a copy of the assignment. This will give the student an extra 24 hours to turn in a hardcopy of the assignment. Web site, Calendar, and Return of Assessments CR High School South Staff Web site Index Cards • Front – Write your child’s name. • Back - Please take a moment to write your child a few words of encouragement.