Purpose: Read academic text and analyze it for how the author developed the theme throughout the story.
Read the text using the methods you think are appropriate for your learning (jigsaw highly recommended). Analyze the story to identify and theme and recognize how the author developed it using the setting, characters and plot elements.
The Path Through the Cemetery--12/4
Purpose: Read academic text and analyze it for story elements and the role of setting.
Read story using jigsaw method.
Purpose: to learn to analyze how setting and plot affect characters.
Watch the movie in class and complete Analyzing Story Elements sheet. (in class work)
Test Practice--various due dates
Purpose: To give student time to self assess in specific skill areas, determine a learning course, and test in class.
Students have assigned practice quizzes from the 7th grade text book. They are short, 5 minute "check-ins". On the due dates, there will be in-class quizzes.
The Highway Man--re-do 11/21
SSR in Class--through 11/29
Purpose--to have students read for enjoyment
Students SSR all period in order for them to have longer period of reading novels of their choice. It allows me time to conference with every student, help them find books they will enjoy, and set them up for success for the rest of the quarter.