ADV ELA

I teach an advanced ELA class.

Reading: 

1) You will read three to four Newsela articles a week. You will complete the assigned Quiz highlighting where you found the answers in the article. You will answer the assigned WRITE question using the ACE method, or superior writing skills.

2) You will read the following novels in class:

  • The Hobbit
  • An Incident at Hawk’s Hill
  • Tom Sawyer
  • Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass
  • Lyddie

Writing:

1) You will maintain a writing blog where you reflect on your reading and writing weekly. You will post a minimum of twice a week. You are required to readand comment on the reflections of your classmates.

2) You will keep a writing portfolio in class with the minimum of the following writing pieces:

Quarter One:

  • ACE question/answer sample
  • Full block, formal letter to Mr. Croy introducing yourself, your goals and interests.
  • A narrative writing sample.
  • An explanatory writing sample.
  • An argument writing sample.
  • A well-maintained blog of your reflections on reading, writing, and overall learning.

Quarter Two

  • ACE question/answer sample
  • Full block, formal letter to business requesting donations for the auctions, or thanking them for donations.
  • A narrative writing sample.
  • An explanatory writing sample.
  • An argument writing sample.

Quarter Three

  • ACE question/answer sample
  • Full block, formal letter to business requesting donations for the auctions, or thanking them for donations.

Quarter Four

  • ACE question/answer sample
  • Full block, formal letter to Mr. Croy introducing yourself, your goals and interests.