Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dean's Transcript ~ English I -- 9th Grade

English I is a combination of great literature and reinforcement of grammar, proof reading and writing skills. Dean completed all of his assignments, participated in all field trips to see plays, listened to all family read-aloud books and joined our monthly literature movie club. He put effort into his assignments and produced several short writing assignments. He received an 85% for this course. He completed the course with 144 hours.

Plays, Performances and Field Trips Attended ~ 
  • 12th Night ~ Shakespeare
  • Much Ado About Nothing ~ Shakespeare
  • All Great Books ~ A hysterical comedy describing about 80 classics in one minute skits
  • The Nutcracker and The Mouse King ~ E.T.A. Hoffman
  • Visited Carl Sandburg's Home

Books Read During Family Read-Aloud ~
  • Good Morning, Mr. President - Carl Sandburg
  • The Call of the Wild ~ Jack London
  • The Brother's Grimm Vol. 1
  • Facing the Lion ~ Growing Up Massai
  • Stig of the Dump
  • A Christmas Carol
Movies ~
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • Driving Miss Daisy
  • Titanic
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Little Women
  • Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Dead Poet's Society
Books Dean Read ~ Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins

Grammar and Writing Books Completed
  • Cover Story ~ 25 writing lessons and assignments
  • Proof Reading ~ 15 assignments
  • Grammar & Usage  byIncentive Publications ~ entire book (kinds of sentences, parts of speech, direct and indirect objects, capitalization and punctuation, phrases and clauses -- to name a few)
  • Spectrum Writing 8th ~ 15 lessons
  • Scholastic Scope Language Arts Magazine ~ Completed three magazines this year filled with a host of lessons from grammar to writing styles to reading comprehension.
Poetry Study ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Carl Sandburg ~ We concentrated on Longfellow and Sandburg this year. Dean studied their lives and read their poetry. He also went on a tour of Carl Sandburg's home in Flat Rock, North Carolina.

Longfellow ~
  • The Wreck of the Hesparus
  • The Village Blacksmith
  • The Rainy Day
  • The Children's Hour
  • Paul Revere's Ride
Sandburg ~
  • Young Sea
  • Last Answers
  • Little Girl, Be Careful What You Say
  • We Must Be Polite
  • Fog
Blessings, Dawn


  1. We're just starting to listen to the Gregor the Overlander series on audiobook in the car. My middle son has read the first book but he really enjoyed it and I thought it sounded like a series we'd all enjoy. What a great English year!