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Language A Curriculum Night Team 7-1
Background Info Elizabeth Chu Chicago, IL University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Concordia University Chicago Teaching History – 2010-Present – Percy Julian Middle School – 2009-2010 – 6-12 English Teacher – 2007-2009 – 9-12 English Teacher
Reading Goal: – Read a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. – Gain literary and cultural knowledge and familiarity with various text structures and elements. – Acquire the habits of reading independently and closely.
Reading Informational texts, poems, and full-length novels including, but not limited to: – The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – Mississippi Trial, 1955 by Chris Crowe – Monster by Walter Dean Myers
Writing Goal: – Produce writing that supports opinions, demonstrates understanding of the content, and conveys real and imagined experiences and events. – Adapt the form and content of writing for a particular task and purpose and a variety of audiences. – Build knowledge on a subject through research projects and respond analytically to literary and informational sources.
Speaking & Listening Goal: – Take part in a variety of rich, structured conversations
Goal: – Gain control over standard English grammar, usage, and mechanics. – Determine or clarify the meaning of grade-appropriate words and expand vocabulary. Grammar & Vocabulary
Current Studies Short Story Unit – Literary elements and devices The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – IB Global Context: Identities and Relationships Writing – Creative writing (short story) – Expository writing – Literary analysis and critique cite textual evidence Annotate, make inferences, analyze, apply Commas and semicolons in compound and complex sentences Vocabulary (technical and reading-based)
Grading Procedure Formative Assessments – Practice assignment and activities (homework, in-class activities, quizzes, discussions, etc.) – Opportunities to improve learning, master a skill or concept, and get feedback – Informs instruction Summative Assessments – Evaluate learning and mastery of a skill or concept in a unit (tests, projects, essays, presentations, etc.) – In most cases, there will be retake/redo opportunities Authentic Assessments & Growth
Study Session Thursday lunch (fifth period) As needed basis, by appointment (AM or PM)
Every Kid Needs a Champion “How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion? Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” —Rita Pierson