Academic Lit 1
Weeks of September 2 and 9
Class requirements and expectations.
Introducing a classmate (Writing, interviewing, speech)
9-11 reading and writing remembrance lesson with video interviews and photos.
Weeks of September 16 and September 23, September 30
Short story Standing on the Roof Naked by Francess Lantz
Pre-reading activity: Writing and Speaking Prompt and Predictions. During reading activity: Characterization After reading: Analysis and quiz.
Weeks of October 7 and October 14
Short story The Beans and Rice Chronicles of Isaiah Dunn by Kelly J. Baptist. Pre-reading activity: Activating prior knowledge using Kahoot and real life video clips. During Reading: Theme- Overcoming hardship through education. After reading: Creative writing- Using the short story as a mentor text, students will create their own story about a character overcoming hardship.
Week of October 21
Week of October 28
Learning Channel Preferences
Week of November 4
Reading and Writing Inventories
Weeks of November 11,18,25,2
A Letter from the Fringe, Conquering Cliques
Week of December 9, 11,18
Writing quiz A Letter From the Fringe
Article: Adoption. Pre-reading activity for August Lights.
Begin reading August Lights
Independent reading and writing study
Weeks of January 6 and 13
Week of January 20
Week of January 30
Writing quiz August Lights
Week of February 3
Poem "They Were His Last Words, But Did They Have to Be?" Writing comparing the peom wiuth the short story August Lights.