Instructor: Pucci, L.

    Ms. Lauren M. Pucci
    B.A. English 
    M.A.T in Teaching Secondary English 
    Email: Lpucci@westerly.12.ri.us
    Phone: 401-596-2109 ext. 3228

    Course Description


    1 credit

    Grade 9

    This accelerated course reviews all major genres of literature from the Western canon and instructs learners in applying synthesis techniques while providing many opportunities to master literary analysis. Learners will polish and expand skills in academic writing, research, grammar, mechanics and usage as well as oral communication and interactive listening skills. Recommendation from Grade 8 teacher is strongly encouraged as the course moves at a rapid pace and expects independence and initiative from the student.

    Teacher Philosophy:
    I truly believe I educate the whole student, preparing him or her for life, not just the workforce. With that in mind, I leave you with this quote by Thomas C. Foster, a literary professor and published author: “Literature, in other words, is a system, a worldwide shared experience across millennia. There are connections everywhere because everything is connected.” From How to Read Novels like a Professor 



  • Essays!

    Thus far in the grading process, the essays you just turned in are TERRIFIC! Thank you to all for your hard work. I really appreciate it!!

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  • 1.1 Summative

    A copy of the chapter we will use for our summative is now located in the Finn folder!

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  • Blog Protocols

    Blog Issues Protocol 1. Copy blog to a word document in case it does not submit 2. Wait 2-3 days and then check MMS to see if credit for blog has been entered 3. If no credit appears (and others have already received credit) place a hard copy of entry in the bin. No emails please. 4. If problem persists, you need to seek tech assistance with your account.

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  • Blog screencast available

    In the file section you will now find a screencast on blogging! I apologize in advance for my voice!! Stay tuned for  more files being added to the page. 

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Discussion Topics


  • CCSS 1
    This folder will contain information relevant to units 1.1 and 1.2
    CCSS 2
    This folder will contain information relevant to units 2.1 and 2.2
    CCSS 3
    This folder will contain information relevant to units 3.1 and 3.2
    CCSS 4
    This folder will contain information relevant to units 4.1 and 4.2
    Final Exam
    Here you will find the honors portion of the final exam. The directions and the rubric on which the product will be scored will be in this folder
    Get the Year Started
    syllabus and parent letter
    Writing instruction, handouts, etc. will be located here


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