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Higher Learning Semester

Week 1 – Introduction
Why Read
Intro Letter
Introduce Reading Strategies
Begin reading – All Around the Town
Week 2 – Writing
Warm Up – All Around the Town
SSR Project – The Outsiders (4 weeks)
Connections Essay #1
Week 3 – Writing – Essay #1
Warm Up – All Around the Town
Week 4 – Short Stories
Warm Up – Grammar
Week 5 – Short Stories/Romeo & Juliet
Warm Up – Grammar
Interlopers Essay
Group Project
Short Story Exam
Romeo & Juliet background
Week 6 – Romeo & Juliet
Warm Up – Journal & Creative Writing
Sonnet
SSR Project - due
Week 7 – Romeo & Juliet
Warm Up – Journal & Creative Writing
Essay #2
SSR Project – Student Choice
Connections Essay #2
Week 8 – Romeo & Juliet
Warm Up – Journal & Creative Writing
Week 9 – Romeo & Juliet/Research
Warm Up – Journal & Creative Writing
Essay #3
Week 10 – Research
Warm Up – Grammar
SSR Project due
Week 11 – Research/LOTF
Warm Up – Grammar/Journal
Essay #4
Week 12 – Research/LOTF
Warm Up – Writing/Journal
LOTF Essay
Week 13 – Speech/LOTF/Nonfiction
Warm Up – Speech practice
Persuasive Essay
Week 14 – Speeches/Poetry
Warm Up – Creative Writing
Week 15 – Poetry/Portfolios
Essay #5
Warm Up – Review Activities