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
A Night Divided, Jennifer A. Nielsen. Deals with the division between east and west Germany by the Berlin Wall.
NO READING. Book will be introduced in class. Homework: read chapters 1-8.
Discuss chapters 1-8. Homework: read chapters 9-16.
Discuss chapters 9-16. Homework: read chapters 17-24.
NO CLASS November 24 Thanksgiving break
Discuss chapters 17-24. Homework: read chapters 25-32.
Discuss chapters 25-32. Homework: read chapters 33-40.
Discuss chapters 33-40. Homework: read chapters 41-47
NO CLASS Dec. 22&29 Holiday Break
Last day to hand in optional assignment.
Syllabus ~ Session 1
Tuck Everlasting, Natalie Babbitt
The Wishing Spell, The Land of Stories, Chris Colfer
Tuck Everlasting introduced in class. No reading due.
Homework: Read Prologue through chapter 13 and Look for at least 3 unfamiliar words from each chapter and examples of personification, discussed in class.
Discuss Prologue through chapter 13
Homework: Read chapter 14-Epilogue (after chapter 25)
Discuss chapters 14-Epilogue
Homework: Optional assignment Tuck Everlasting.
Communication activity. Introduce The Wishing Spell.
Homework: Read Prologue-chapter 7
Discuss The Wishing Spell, Prologue-chapter 7
Homework: Read chapters 8-15
Discuss The Wishing Spell chapters 8-15
Homework: Read chapters 16-24
Discuss The Wishing Spell chapters 16-24
Homework: finish optional homework
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.