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<Mrs. Johnson>

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Hi Wolfpack students and families! 
I hope everyone is remaining safe!

 I am Mrs. Johnson and I have been teaching within the program six years and love working among exceptional educators and instructing your student.  I graduated from Emory University located in Atlanta, Georgia.  I received my masters from The University of Memphis.  I currently teach English 10, English 9, and Individual Living within the Center of Independence Nontraditional School. 

 I will be holding a Zoom meeting every Tuesday from 10 AM to 12 noon for the students in my English and Individual Living classes. 

Following each of these Monday meetings I will have office hours from 12 to 1:00 PM via ZOOM to answer any questions that parents and students may have!

A schedule listing office hours and class meeting of other staff members of the 9th and 10th grade team is located in the classroom files link for your convenience.  Also, an email has been sent to your PWCS Microsoft email account with a ZOOM meeting ID, and password.


What We Are Learning

Currently we are in 3rd quarter.  In English, students will study Unit Five: Poetic Analysis  

Learning Objectives/VA SOL Standards


English (Grade 9) -  
Students will build upon their knowledge of literary and poetic devices to develop and defend a thematic statement.  They will practice supporting their ideas with specific, relevant textual evidence.  Students assignments will address the standards below:

VA SOL 9.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of fictional texts including narratives, literary nonfiction, poetry

  • a). Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms.
  • d). Compare/contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, sound, imagery, and other literary devices to convey a message and elicit the reader’s emotion.
  • e). Analyze the cultural or social function of a literary text.
  • j). Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s).
  • k). Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
  • l). Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the                   reading process.

English  (Grade 10) - Students will explore multiple complex texts with a focus on interpreting and analyzing theme in poetic forms.  Students will paraphrase and interpret themes of poems and other texts to demonstrate understanding. Students assignments will address the standards below:

VA SOL 10.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras

  • a). Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s)
  • e). Examine a literary selection from several different cultures.
  • k). Compare/contrast how literary devices convey a message and elicit a             reader’s emotions.
  • m). Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the                    reading process.

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Individual Living (Grade 10) - students will explore important cultural issues such as the advantages and disadvantages of social media, understanding mental health, and open campuses.

All assignments will be posted to www.Showbie.com for online learning and for your child to complete and submit.    

If you have any questions please contact me at  johnsomx@pwcs.edu.


Weekly Learning Objectives

Here's what we are learning the week of March 9th 
Reading We will complete poetry related reading assignments                                                         
Writing We will complete lyric poetry project assignment
Math N/A
Science N/A
Social Studies   N/A

Daily Schedule

7:45-8:00  Homeroom
8:00-8:52  English 10
8:55-9:49  English 10
9:53-10:43  English 9
10:45-11:35  Individual Living
11:43-12:08  Lunch
12:15 - 12:55  English 9
12:57-1:40  English/Resource
1:40-1:45  Dismissal