Reading / Communications

6th grade

Students will:

  1. Comprehend a variety of grade level text (fiction and non-fiction) through a variety of pre-reading, during reading, and post-reading strategies
  2. Understand basic literary and story elements (genre, plot sequence, conflict, etc.)
  3. Analyze, interpret, and respond to text through a variety of learning styles
  4. Communicate ideas/questions clearly and effectively in responses and oral presentations
  5. Listen for and understand information from presenters, classmates, teachers
  6. Analyze, interpret, and respond to a variety of media (texts, books, passages, articles, plays, etc.)

Textbook: Reading: Great Expectations. Scott Foresman. 2000.

Other texts: Novels, SCOPE Scholastic magazine, short stories, informational text

7th grade

Students will:

  1. Comprehend a variety of grade level (and beyond) text (fiction and non-fiction)
  2. Understand more advanced literary elements (theme, symbolism, characterization, etc.)
  3. Analyze, interpret, and respond to text through a variety of learning styles
  4. Communicate ideas/questions clearly and effectively in responses and oral presentations
  5. Write and present a variety of speech types; including Declamation performance
  6. Listen to and understand information from presenters, classmates, teachers
  7. Analyze, interpret, and respond to a variety of media (texts, books, passages, articles, plays, etc.)

Textbook: Adventures for Readers: Book One. Holt, Rinehart, Winston. 1996.

Other texts: Novels, SCOPE Scholastic magazine, short stories, informational text

8th grade

Students will:

  1. Comprehend a variety of grade level (and beyond) text (fiction and non-fiction)
  2. Read a variety of literature (classic, modern, multi-cultural)
  3. Understand advanced literary elements (theme, irony, allusion, satire, etc.)
  4. Analyze, interpret, and respond to text, through a variety of learning styles, on their own
  5. Communicate ideas/questions clearly and effectively in responses and oral presentations
  6. Memorize and perform a Declamation piece
  7. Listen for and understand information from presenters, classmates, teachers
  8. Analyze, interpret, and respond to a variety of media (texts, books, passages, articles, plays, etc.)

Textbook: Adventures for Readers: Book Two. Holt, Rinehard, Winston. 1996.

Other texts: Novels, SCOPE Scholastic magazine, short stories, informational text

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