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
Pocahontas and the Strangers, Clyde Robert Bulla
Number the Stars, Lois Lowry
NO READING. Book will be introduced in class. Homework: read chapters 1-13
Discuss chapters 1-13. Homework: read chapters 14-26
Discuss chapters 14-26. Homework: none
NO CLASS November 24 Thanksgiving break
NO READING. Book introduced in class. Homework: read chapters 1-5
Discuss chapters 1-5. Homework: read chapters 6-11.
Discuss chapters 6-11. Homework: read chapters 11-17. Finish optional assignment.
NO CLASS Dec. 22&29 Holiday Break
Discuss chapters 11-17. Last chance to hand in optional assignments. Homework: none.
Syllabus ~ Session 1
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.
Land of Stories introduced in class. No reading due.
Homework: Read Prologue-chapters 3 The Wishing Spell. Look for 3 unfamiliar words.
Discuss Prologue through chapter 3
Homework: Read chapters 4-7. Consider optional assignment choices.
Discuss chapters 4-7
Homework: Read chapters 8-11. Decide on optional assignment due week 7.
Discuss chapters 8-11
Homework: Read chapters 12-15. Work on assignment due week 7.
Discuss chapters 12-15
Homework: Read chapters 16-19. Work on assignment due week 7.
Discuss chapters 16-19
Homework: Read chapters 20-24. Complete Optional assignment
Discuss chapters 16-24. Volunteer assignment presentations.
Wrap-up session. Play games.
- 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.
- For faster readers, please follow the schedule and do other activities mentioned next.
- For each book there will be a vocabulary list on vocabulary.com for your student to practice.
- Literature Assignment Options worksheet.
- Story Elements Four Square and stylistic devices worksheet.