The sophomore curriculum explores on the wide experience of the human condition connected by the common threads of emotional strength, community, and what it means to be a person in this world we inhabit. From modern tales of changing high school to William Golding's devolution of law and order in Lord of the Flies, sophomores are asked to asses their place in society, how and why they fit into the social constructs of our community, and especially who they are and how they define themselves.
Students will also be asked to participate in large and small group discussions, present a formal presentation to the class, and write rigorously in response to class concepts.
Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) is an essential part of the sophomore curriculum in Mr. Restad's classroom. Research shows that sustained reading of texts selected by the student increases literacy, vocabulary, and even boosts tests scores.
Short Stories and literary compositions
Night, by Elie Wiesel
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie