Academic Lit 2
Weeks of September 2 and 9
Class requirements and expectations.
Complete a reading and writing inventory in order to assess students and to set student reading and writing goals. Introducing a classmate
Weeks of September 16 and September 23 September 30
Through a Window by Angela Johnson. Pre-reading questions in order to relate to the characters in the story. During reading- written conversation strategy. After reading TED talk video and written response quiz.
Weeks of October 7 and 14
Shortcut by Nancy Werlin. Anonymous survey about bullying. Real life video clips. Definitions of bullying. Synthesizing the roles of the victim and the bully through interviews. Creation of comic strip exemplifying these roles.
Week of October 21
Written response quiz
Week of October 28
Learning Channel Preferences
Week of November 5
Reading and Writing Inventories
Weeks of November 11 through November 25
Begin reading Bang!, by Sharon Flake. Comprehension Constructors,(Double Entry Note taking)
Independent Reading and Writing Study
Weeks of December 2 through 16
Bang! Complete through Chapter 8 Comprehension Constructors,(Double Entry Note taking), questions and quiz.
Weeks of January 6, 13 and 27
Bang! Complete through Chapter 14 Comprehension Constructors,(Double Entry Note taking), questions and quiz