The reading class will use several texts this year. They include:
¨ The Language of Literature
¨ Interactive Reader Plus
¨ Selected novels
Students will be asked to:
¨ read selections
¨ write written responses to the literature
¨ keep reader response journals
¨ complete selected papers
¨ have literature circle discussions
During reading class the students will do a vocabulary study, discuss their readings, and have tests on the readings.
Additionally each student will be asked to read one AR book or do a book report each quarter. The AR test or report on that book will count as a daily grade.
The English class will include:
¨ Grammar instruction
¨ Writing persuasive, expository, and narrative essays
¨ Daily journal writing
¨ Daily Oral Language (DOL)
¨ Giving speeches
There will be a DOL test about every 2 weeks.
The 2-inch binders will be kept in class at all times. Each student will be responsible for keeping his or her notebook in order, and keeping track of all papers. Anytime a parent wishes to inspect that notebook, feel free to come to the classroom.
The two major projects that will be worked on in class but may require outside time are:
¨ Poetry Project – start in November and will be due before Christmas break.
¨ Career Project – will be done in the spring. This involves research, making a poster and giving a speech.