Syllabus – Session III
Course Materials: Fuzzy Mud, Louis Sachar. Island of the Blue Dolphins, Scott O’Dell. OPTIONAL Advanced students may read The Wanderer by Sharon Creech and complete an assignment comparing it to Island of the Blue Dolphins (request assignment format)
Week 1 NO READING. Fuzzy Mud will be introduced in class. Homework: read Fuzzy Mud chapters 1-17.
Week 2 Discuss chapters 1-17. Homework: read chapters 18-Epilogue.
Week 3 Discuss chapters 18-Epilogue. Homework: complete assignment for Fuzzy Mud
Week 4 Last chance to hand in Fuzzy Mud assignment. Island of the Blue Dolphins introduced in class. Homework: read Island of the Blue Dolphins chapters 1-9
Week 5 Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins chapters 1-9. Homework: read Island of the Blue Dolphins chapters 10-19.
Week 6 Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins chapters 10-19. Homework: read Island of the Blue Dolphins chapters 20-29. Complete assignment.
Week 7 Discuss Island of the Blue Dolphins chapters 20-29. Last chance to hand in Island of the Blue Dolphins assignment. 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.
Review assignment options to be completed by week 7.
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.