Literature


Syllabus – Session III

Course Materials: The World According to Humphrey, Betty G. Birney (#1 in series)

Dog Diaries Ginger #1, Kate Klimo

 

Week 1 NO READING. Book will be introduced in class. Homework: read The World According to Humphrey chapters 1-5

 

Week 2 Discuss chapters 1-5. Homework: read chapters 6-10

 

Week 3 Discuss chapters 6-10. Homework: finish book chapters 11-15

 

Week 4 NO READING. Dog Diaries Ginger introduced in class. Homework: read chapters 1-3

 

Week 5 Discuss chapters 1-3. Homework: read Dog Diaries Ginger chapters 4-6

 

Week 6 Discuss chapters 4-6. Homework: read chapters 7-9. Finish optional assignment.

 

Week 7 Discuss chapters 7-9. Last chance to hand in optional assignments. Homework: none.

 

Week 8 Game day

Syllabus – Session II

Course Materials:

Pocahontas and the Strangers, Clyde Robert Bulla

Number the Stars, Lois Lowry

Week 1:

NO READING. Book will be introduced in class. Homework: read chapters 1-13

Week 2:

Discuss chapters 1-13. Homework: read chapters 14-26

Week 3:

Discuss chapters 14-26. Homework: none

NO CLASS November 24 Thanksgiving break

Week 4:

NO READING. Book introduced in class. Homework: read chapters 1-5

Week 5:

Discuss chapters 1-5. Homework: read chapters 6-11.

Week 6;

Discuss chapters 6-11. Homework: read chapters 11-17. Finish optional assignment.

NO CLASS Dec. 22&29 Holiday Break

Week 7:

Discuss chapters 11-17. Last chance to hand in optional assignments. Homework: none.

Week 8:

Game day

Syllabus  ~  Session 1

 

Course Materials:

The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories, Chris Colfer

Student work and behavior will be tracked using an App called
ClassDojo. Parents who wish to view this activity from home, please
let me know and you will receive an invitation.

 

Week One:

Land of Stories introduced in class. No reading due.
Homework: Read Prologue-chapters 3 The Wishing Spell. Look for 3 unfamiliar words.

Week Two:

Discuss Prologue through chapter 3
Homework: Read chapters 4-7. Consider optional assignment choices.

Week Three:

Discuss chapters 4-7
Homework: Read chapters 8-11. Decide on optional assignment due week 7.

Week Four:

Discuss chapters 8-11
Homework: Read chapters 12-15. Work on assignment due week 7.

Week Five:

Discuss chapters 12-15
Homework: Read chapters 16-19. Work on assignment due week 7.

Week Six:

Discuss chapters 16-19
Homework: Read chapters 20-24. Complete Optional assignment

Week Seven:

Discuss chapters 16-24. Volunteer assignment presentations.
Homework: none

Week Eight:

Wrap-up session. Play games.

 

Additional Resources:

  1. If students are unable to keep up with the reading pace, they are
    welcome to listen to audio books, although I would recommend you have them narrate what they heard to you periodically to increase retention.
  2. For faster readers, please follow the schedule and do other activities mentioned next.
  3. For each book there will be a vocabulary list on vocabulary.com for your student to practice.
  4. Literature Assignment Options worksheet.
  5. Story Elements Four Square and stylistic devices worksheet.