This is a 2 hour block of reading and writing skills.
Per 1 A vocabulary unit each week: spelling, definitions, multiple meanings, inferences, literal meanings, and sentence structure.
We work on parts of speech, grammar and mechanics.
Per 2 We will cover: Reading and Literature
the Novel, including story and character development as we read the novel together.
Prediction skills, inferences, decoding, voice and intonation.
Short stories, poetry, and non- fiction are included.
There will be writing assignments for both periods, journaling, creative writing, short answer paragraphs,a term paper done in class, and responses to literature.
There will be silent reading at least three times a week.
One video report and one book report the first semester.[as assigned]
Two book reports the second semester. [as assigned]
Book reports are not retelling the story, but relaying information in alternate ways to show understanding.
Term research paper [ MLA format, introduction, body, conclusion] see paragraph file
Paper will be done in class with lessons on research, organization, voice and mechanics.
After the first quarter we will move to one period of read 180 style lessons for comprehension, and do the other lessons in the additional period.
No "Homework" exist(s)