Be Courageous and try to write in a way that scares you -Holley Gerth
Open your mind to wonderful new reading adventures!
In this class we will be exploring new concepts of the world in the past, present and future through writing. When you walk through the door you should enter with an open mind to new ideas; and be ready to embark on journeys through many different types of writing. This class will hopefully challenge you as a writer and help to discover what the "type" of writer you are and which genre seems to grab your creativity. My main goal for you as maturing writers is to embrace writing as a hobby, rather than a chore. As well as become grammatical nerds :)
I am very excited for this school year to have you all again, but teaching you the concepts of reading from last year used in writing as well. I believe it will be a very challenging but thrilling transition. A major focus of this class is for you, as a student, to become a stronger, more invasive writer.
"High Fife's" are little slips of paper that the students are rewarded for good behavior. Students are to put their names on the back of the 'high fife" in either pen or marker. They may not give their "high Fife's" out to friends. Students may redeem privileges with their "high Fife's". Two slips will get you to use the restroom/ get a drink/ go to their locker. Three slips will allow the students to use pillows in the classroom/ play a game on their ipad (as long as work is all complete)/ use as a one day pass for missing homework. Students should keep their "high Fife's" in a safe place so they do not lose them. If a student does not have the required amount of "high Fife's" for a particular privilege, they will NOT be allowed to do whatever it is that they asked to do. Failure to follow the guidelines will result in punishment of removal of "High Fife's".
Why is it important for students to read everyday?