Welcome to Grade 9 Academic English! Please take a seat at any of the desks.
Teacher: Mrs. Douglas Favourite Book: The Book Thief Favourite Genre: Historical Fiction
We are about to take off on a literary adventure. We will begin our voyage in Verona where Romeo and Juliet hide their relationship from their parents who are feuding to the death. We will travel on a journey with David as he runs from the "norms" determined to destroy all mutants. There are many other exciting places to visit and people to meet as we explore the idea of acceptance and the need for tolerance in society.
But first, some housekeeping... Pre-requisite or Co-requisite: NONE Unit Titles and Approximate Time per unit:
Assessment and Evaluation: 70 % Term Assessment 20% Reading and Literature Studies 20% Writing 20% Oral Communication 10 % Media 30 % Final Summative Assessment 20% Exam 10% Performance Task
Attendance Rule 1: Attend regularly Rule 2: Be prepared Rule 3: The 3 minute rule Rule 4: Be responsible Rule 5: No wandering
Other Class Rules No Food and Drinks
Other Class Rules Mutual respect
Other Class Rules Tune IN not OUT
A Critical Challenge Examine the photo and with a partner answer the following questions. Be prepared to defend your conclusions. 1. Where was this photo taken? 2. Without making inferences, what is going on in this photo? 3. Make some inferences about what is happening.