• 2020-2021

    WELCOME TO SELF-CONTAINED ENGLISH 9

    Mrs. Bergstein

    Email: sbergstein@newpaltz.k12.ny.us

     

    We  will be using googleclassroom and all assignments/lessons will be located there. 

    OBJECTIVES OF SELF-CONTAINED ENGLISH 9:

    The main focus is to develop skills as writer, a reader and a thinker.  The curriculum mirrors the strategies and goals of the mainstreams Regents English 9 curriculum but with a more individual and adaptive approach.  The course further develops students’ ability to read closely, annotate and analyze text, identify literary devices and compose various writings, both formal and informal, including the persuasive essay with a claim and counter claim.

     

    POTENTIAL WORKS OF LITERATURE:

    Day No Pigs Would Die            Montana 1948

    Roll of Thunder                          Night

    Animal Farm                               The Red Glass

    Romeo and Juliet

    Included short stories, current events articles, news articles including op-ed pieces and poetry.

     

     

     

    SKILLS ACTIVITIES:

    • Journal writing
    • Vocabulary
    • Analytical paragraphs
    • Summary/response to articles of non-fiction with varying levels of difficulty
    • Grammar and punctuation
    • Reading comprehension practice

     

    COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

    1. A notebook with folder to hold handouts
    2. Pens—blue/black. Pencils and odd colored pens are okay for rough drafts and informal writing.

    EXPECTATIONS AND PARTICIPATION

    It is expected that we learn and improve. This may be at different levels and rates for each class member, but it is the expectation.  It is expected that we will be a support system for each other in this class.  Of course there will be quizzes, tests and graded writings, but participation will count the most.  Attached is the grading breakdown for participation (adapted from Ms. Diana).  To earn credit in this class you MUST participate.

     

    This will be a challenging year for us—but we will learn, improve and think….and become the better for it.

     

     

Last Modified on September 1, 2020