As the third quarter begins, we will be reading the drama “The Miracle Worker” in order to place ourselves in the shoes of Helen Keller. We will be focusing on the themes of perseverence and hope, discussing the importance of those traits within ourselves. Throughout this unit, students will get the opportunity to learn some sign language, as well as writing argument essays.
As we embark on the third quarter, students should be finishing their research papers (due Friday, February 3rd)! This grade will weigh heavily in the third marking period and includes the grades accrued from the process completed during the second quarter.
Additionally, we will be starting our unit on To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, as we continue to explore the themes of prejudice and discrimination. In the words of the main character, Atticus Finch, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. “
“Stopping by Woods on a Snow Evening” by Robert Frost
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.