Today we will go over the syllabus for the class, start Vocabulary Unit 1, and get started with our first book. We will read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. It is a story about an expedition to climb Mt. Everest. The book is a work of nonfiction and I think it is an exciting story that will get the year off to a great start. I have enough copies for everyone to borrow.
The next book we will read is My Antonia by Willa Cather. You will need to find a copy of this one because I do not have a complete class set. I will place an order from Amazon at the end of next week. If you want me to order one for you, bring $7.50 to me by next Friday.
Handouts for today
Vocabulary Unit 1 List
Vocabulary HW 1
Into Thin Air (with reading schedule)
Austin High School teacher