English 7 & 8
Special education students in grades 7 through 12 are now integrated into their regular English classrooms. I will be assisting students in these classes with Kelly Gigstad, JoDee Driggs, and Pam Elfering. Data has shown that students show greater improvement and more overall success when their teaching is differentiated and incorporated with grade level standards. Students in 7th grade reading classes will be able to:
- I can interpret, analyze, and evaluate what I read.
- I can apply reading strategies to improve my comprehension.
- I can analyze how elements of a story interact.
- I can determine the theme and central idea of a novel and analyze its development over the course of the novel.
- I can determine word meaning using context clues.
- I can generate questions, take notes, and summarize information from readings.
- I can participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborate with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing my own clearly and persuasively.
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- 7th Grade Reading Standards
184.108.40.206 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text
220.127.116.11 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact
18.104.22.168 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings
22.214.171.124 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature and other texts including stories, dramas and poems in the 6-8 text complexity band proficiently and independently with appropriate scaffolding for texts at the high end of the range
9th grade Special Education students are mainstreamed in with their peers for their reading and Language
Arts instruction.This course will include Instruction and coursework involving the 9th grade reading standards in Mrs. JoDee Drigg's classroom.
English 9 is a 1 year course that focuses on an in-depth study of literary terms and the process of writing a 5 paragraph essay.
Content in English 9 includes William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, and the many entertaining short stories analyzed for suspense!
126.96.36.199 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 188.8.131.52. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. 184.108.40.206 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. 220.127.116.11 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
A Collision of Cultures
A Tragedy at Salem: The Crucible
Romantic Truths and Terrors
The Civil War
Song of Myself
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Between the Wars
Lost in a Crowd
The Strength of Tradition
Person to Person
In the Midst of Struggle...
American Voices Today
Course Description: English 11 is a World Literature course with a focus on writing and research. Novels and plays from world literature will be studied, along with short stories and poems.
-----The Epic of Gilgamesh
-----Oedipus the King
-----The Thousand and One Nights
Romanticism, Naturalism, Transcendentalism
-----A Doll's House
-----The Count of Monte Cristo
-----The Kite Runner
Special Education Classes
Students enrolled in the RCW Special Education program will receive instruction based on information included in an Individual Education Program (IEP). Goals will be derived from annual IEP conferences held at the school. Team members will include staff, district representative, parents, case manager, and student. Parents and student will receive quarterly progress reports on stated IEP goals. Instruction will be based on student needs and ability.