Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year, everyone!!
My name is Ms. Spiceland, and I’ll be teaching you in World Literaturethis semester. We’re planning a pretty awesome year for you guys! Our World Lit course is what’s called a thematic course, rather than just going in chronological order. That means that instead of reading REALLY OLD stuff first, and working our way up to the only-kinda-old stuff, we’re going to read stuff of all different ages, but with similar themes. Does that make sense? No? Well, we’ll work on it together. In the meantime…
Standard: W.9-10.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Learning Target: Students will be introduced to the curriculum of Tenth Grade World Literature and Composition, and will write a letter of introduction about themselves.
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So, I hope you guys are intrigued so far We’re kicking off the semester by introducing ourselves, because otherwise how will we know what we’re getting into? So, here’s my first PowerPoint of the year for you guys
After our rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie, and hearing all about your guys and your interesting winter breaks, I think it’s time for some writing. YAY, WRITING! (Get used to it, you’ll write ’til your arms fall off in here!) Let’s write a letter of introduction, shall we?
Hey, wanna hear something cool? I’m making a commitment to you guys to always do the work that I assign you. So on that note, I’ve got my own letter of introduction Here you are, for your reading pleasure:
And that’s everything for today, gang! I hope you guys are psyched up about a great semester in world lit. I know I am!