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Title: Welcome to 8th Grade Parent Night


1
Welcome to 8th Grade Parent Night
2
English classes open to 9th grade students
  • 9th grade English
  • 9th grade honors English

3
English electives open to 9th grade students
  • 9th grade Drama
  • Annualapplication and instructor approval
    (applications available at 8th grade Activity
    Fair March 24th, OHS Commons, 630-730 pm)

4
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.

5
  • 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

6
  • Finally, students and their parents should think
    about the balance in their lives overallbetween
    school, sports, music, family, etc.

7
  • 9th grade regular curriculum
  • 9th grade honors curriculum
  • Animal Farm
  • Of Mice and Men
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Odyssey selections
  • Short stories, poetry,
  • Daily grammar
  • Writing focuses on paragraphs
  • 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

8
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

9
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

10
Senior English Classes
  • AP English Literature (1 year)
  • British Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Literature of Film
  • Readings in World Religions
  • Satire, Parody and Humor
  • Shakespeare

11
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.

12
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

13
Optional texts for 10th grade regular English
classes
  • Greek myths
  • Nectar in a Sieve
  • The Good Earth
  • The Power of One
  • Fahrenheit 451

14
10th grade honors curriculum
  • 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
  • writing focuses on analysis, classical argument
    (logos, pathos, ethos), rhetoric in the classical
    sense (schemes and tropes)
  •  

15
  • daily grammar
  • writing focuses on analysis, classical argument
    (logos, pathos, ethos), rhetoric in the classical
    sense (schemes and tropes)

16
11th grade regular curriculum
  • 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  

17
Optional texts for regular 11th grade
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • The Bean Trees
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Three Cups of Tea
  • The Things They Carried
  • A Raisin in the Sun

18
AP English 11 Language and Composition
  • The Scarlet Letter
  • The Crucible
  • Walden
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • The Great Gatsby
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God
  •  

19
  • 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

20
AP English 12 Literature and Composition
  • The Odyssey
  • Song of Solomon
  • Frankenstein
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • Hamlet
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

21
  • 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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