Welcome Sunshine State School of Leadership

May 28, 2012

Welcome to English III

to:All Students

Eleventh grade is a time of academic reflection, emotional and social growth, and a time to begin planning for the future. Much more than in the past, students will direct their own learning. They will apply the skills learned in grades 9 and 10 to more challenging texts and writing assignments. Literary analysis is at the forefront of the instructional program.

The theme of the course is “Deconstruction of Literature.” Using a piece by Alice Seabold, The Lovely Bones; students will create 4 major writing projects that will for part of their writing portfolio.  A reflective paper, a white paper, a position paper and a book report all using this piece as its main reference. These four projects are required in order to be recommended for promotion to the 12 grade. Students also continue learning the elements of style and rhetoric as they become more critical readers, thinkers, and writers. Reading, writing, vocabulary, and literary analysis are designed to prepare students for independent learning and high-stakes assessments such as the SAT and PSSA.

Assigned Text

The Lovely Bones By Alice Sebold
ISBN-10: 0316044938
ISBN-13: 978-0316044936


Jan. 21, 2012

Welcome to Algebra 1

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Welcome students,

We are going to have an exiting year! Below is your class syllabus.  Please pay attention to your assignment deadlines and make sure that you complete your work in a timely manner.  Please be sure to ask for tutoring if you need it, or enroll in our after school Math camp.  Do not allow yourselves to fall behind.

Jan. 21, 2012

Welcome to English 1

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What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

A Dream Deferred
by Langston Hughes

Welcome class this year we are going to read and deconstruct Langston Hughes's "A Raisin in the Sun".  This great piece of literature will be a great tool for us to be able to write our weekly Journals and 4 major writting projects.  These projects are:

1. Position paper due at the end of the first semester

2. White paper due at the end of the second semester

3. Reflective paper due at the end of the third semester

4. Final project - a book report using the assigned text "A Raisin in the Sun"