English classes push our students to become better readers while strengthening critical thinking skills through engaging reading and writing projects. Literature can be used as a tool for understanding the past and present while expanding the possibilities of the future.
Is it possible to find liberation within an oppressive system?
a person who works for or engages in political revolution.
the act of setting someone free from imprisonment, slavery, or oppression; release; freedom from any limitations on a person’s behavior or way of life.
a system that unjustly inflicts hardship and constraint, especially on a minority or other subordinate group.
Hialeah learned about the revolutionary, Fred Hampton, as part of Revolutionary Research Project in Ms. Odu's 9th grade English class.
Savannah reflects on her 9th grade English research project covering The Black Panther Party.
Student, Hialeah Martin, conducted a presentation about Fred Hampton for her project.Download PDF
Student, Suleymi Gonzalez, conducted a presentation about The Black Panther Party for her project.Download PDF
The Black Panther Party
Student, Savannah Pernell, conducted a presentation about The Black Panther Party for her project.Download PDF
Reading for style, author's context
Writing with brevity
Reading for theme and character
Sentence structure Paragraph
Use of evidence
Five paragraph essay
Reading and writing through a critical lens
Reading with historical and cultural context
Reading for structure, style, voice and author's craft
Close Reading Skills
Best evident paragraph
Independent reading and annotation
Thesis and five paragraph essay
Writing to persuade