Get to know me and my family… My family has lived in Temecula for over ten years…amazing…since my husband Michael is an active duty Marine currently stationed at the Miramar Air Station. My daughter Lauren is a freshman this year, and my son Alex is starting middle school. I am an author and poet, and love to travel for inspiration (and fun). We have traveled to almost every state, a lot of countries, and 4 of the 6 continents (just Antarctica and South America left!) We love to pray hard, serve hard, and play hard together. My family always tries to support my students… so if you see us cheering at Puma games, performances, exhibits or concerts… stop by and say hello! Also, I would love to meet you in person… please join me at Back to School Night , Puma Parent Day, and our 9th Grade Holocaust Museum Parent Night. Keep in Contact… Contact Mrs. Charney Phone: 951-695-4200 x417 Email: email@example.com Web: http://amiecharney.weebly.com/ From the CHS website under the STAFF tab, FACULTY link, then Charney, Amie Remind 101 This year I am keeping in touch with you through a free text service…Remind 101. This service will allow me to send out periodic text reminders about projects, tests, and classroom events. Each of my sections have a different Remind 101 account, so you should only get texts that apply to you and your student. Please find which class your student is in, and type the corresponding @code in the text message body. WHAT STARTS HERE CHANGES THE WORLD To sign up please text: 951-813-2270 @ac ep a re nt (9th English Language Arts) @ac e av id p (9th Grade Avid) @ac sh p a re n t (Sheltered 9) Mrs. Charney’s 9th Grade Literature & Writing Avid Sheltered 9 Lit and Writing Year at a Glance Dates Subject to Change Please read the syllabus for more information Some Tips and Bits… Unit One Focus: Finding Themes in Fiction Texts: Homer’s The Odyssey, short stories Unit 1 Dates: 8/18 to 10/3 Unit 1 Final Assessment: 10/1 to 10/3 Unit1 Final Project Due: 10/1 Unit Two Focus: Comparing Themes in Fiction Text: Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet Unit 2 Dates: 10/6 to 11/14 Unit 2 Final Assessment: 11/12 to 11/14 Unit 2 Final Project Due: 11/12 Unit Three Focus: Informational Writing Text: Research Articles Unit 3 Dates: 11/17 to 12/5 Thanksgiving Break: 11/24 to 11/28 Unit 3 Research Paper Due: 12/8 Semester Final Review: 12/8 to 12/12 Semester Final: 12/15 to 12/19 Winter Break: 12/22 to 1/5/2015 Successful Students set goals, are organized, balance academics and activities, are happy to learn, and are curious about their world. Unit Four Focus: Claims in Non-Fiction Texts: Historical Documents and Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust Memoir Night Unit 4 Dates: 1/6 to 2/25 Unit 4 Final Assessment: 2/23 to 2/25 Unit 4 Final Project Due: TBD Unit Five Focus: Argument Analysis Texts: Great Speeches, Rhetorical Texts, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) Unit 5 Dates: 2/26 to 5/8 Spring Break: 3/23 to 4/3 Unit 5 Final Assessment: 5/6 to 5/8 Unit 5 Final Project Due: TBD Unit Six Focus: Argumentative Writing Text: Research Articles, (if time, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451) Unit 6 Dates: 5/11 to 5/22 Unit 6 Research Paper Due: 5/22 Semester Final: 5/25 to 6/5 Last Day of School: 6/5 Paperless… We have a classroom set of Chrome Books, and our goal as a 9th grade team is to go as paperless as possible. Your student will always have access to their papers, journals, research materials and resources through google drive and the other web based programs we use. YES!! They can access these from the library, school, and at home. College PREP… our goal is to have every student graduate high school and BE college and career ready. In order to meet our rigorous standards, we expect students to… Be Prepared, Be on Time, Be Respectful, Be Curious… and Be-lieve in themselves…Every Day! They will have homework; they will need time and a quiet place to read at home; they will need your support! AVID”izd”… I am an AVID teacher, and use many AVID strategies in all my classes. Strategies such as: organization, text marking, Cornell note-taking, selfadvocating, and WICOR (writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, reading). Let me know if you have questions! Socials…I love to have socials throughout the year, please contact me if you can help! Some Thoughts for the Year… I am so excited to welcome your family into mine! Our classroom motto is “What Starts Here Changes the World”…I truly believe that, given dedication and determination, each of my students can affect this world in a great way. In eight short semesters the foundation of their adult lives will be laid... there is no time to slack off…every semester counts. It is for this reason that I stress not only rigorous academic content, but also positive and powerful character development. In my class we read great books, discuss influential concepts, wrestle with thought provoking questions…and learn to write, read, and think critically! I know how much you love and support your student, and it is an honor to come along side and partner with you. Please invite your student into discussions by asking them questions about what they are learning, and welcome their thoughts and ideas…I hope they have a lot to talk about this year! Feel free to contact me with comments, questions, or concerns. My website is a work in progress, but resources will be added as we go…so check it out. Here’s to a great year!