After 20 Years--Due?
Purpose: To apply strategies for reading complex or academic text.
Complete the "jigsaw" method of reading academic text. Work is designed to be done in class. An absence needs to be made up at home.
Character Study--Due 10/15
Purpose: To begin looking at how an author crafts a character and the effect of the craft.
Using Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed complete the graph showing direct/indirect characterization and method (actions, statements, thoughts etc).
Weekly Logic--Every Thursday
Purpose: To help students develop critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Students receive weekly logic packets to be worked on at home. They will take a weekly test made up of one of the logic puzzles from the practice packet. Students are able to come in after school most days and receive personalized assistance if necessary.
7th Grade Review--Test 9/16
Purpose: To ensure students begin the year with the necessary knowledge for 7th grade reading.
Students will be regularly tested over these literary elements, devices, and ideas throughout the year.