Mrs.Connie McHugh Welcome to 7th grade reading!
What is happening during the months of January, February and March?
Genre: Literary Nonfiction
- from Exploring the Titanic by : Robert Ballard
- Skills: Significance of setting, distinguishing between facts and opinions, assessing author's evidence to support claims and assertions
- A variety of short stories including Rikki-Tiki-Tavi by: Rudyard Kipling
- Realistic Fiction novel- Lupita Manana by: Patricia Beatty
- Skills: Elements of Plot, Characterization, Conflict, Theme, Point of View, Identifying and Interpreting Figurative Language, Retelling and Summarizing
- Word Generation and vocabulary exercises
- PSSA Prep
- What is happening in the month of December?
Genre: Non fiction and Fiction
- Conclusion and assessment of Walter Dean Myers' Bad Boy Memoir
- Skills: inferencing, drawing conclusions & making text connections
- Literature "fishbowl "discussions
- Reading and Writing Connections: Using R.A.C.E. Strategy
- Introduction to fiction genre: Appreciation of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Academic vocabulary and analogies
What 's happening in the months of September , October and November ?
Genre: Non Fiction
- Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt
- Essay Homeless by Anna Quindlen
- Non fiction articles and informative texts
- Memoir Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
- reading strategies
- academic vocabulary
- making inferences
- point of view
- applying meaning of affixes
- explain stated or implied main ideas and relevant details from text.
- R.A.C.E. strategy
- reading -writing connection
- multiple meaning words in context
- Literary Terms: Character, conflict
- PSSA prep
Course Overview: Students will focus on various reading strategies that will be used across the curriculum to support and integrate with instruction in other departments. Students will read for a variety of purposes in both literature and content area texts.
Reading Objectives: Content is aligned to the PA standards for Language Arts.
- To read and demonstrate comprehension of works of fiction and non fiction texts.
- To learn to read independently and critically
- To use knowledge of phonics, root words, grammar and context clues to understand new words or specialized vocabulary when reading.
- To identify, compare, or analyze literary elements and devices.
- To respond to literature in written form.
- To foster a life-long love of reading.
Reading will include:
- Nonfiction articles
- Short Stories
- Comprehension skills
- Reading/Writing Response
- 4Sight Assessments
- Universal Screenings
Homework: Students are encouraged to read 20 minutes every night.Students should be reading an appropriate independent level book and recording their reflections three times weekly in their reading log book. Please refer to the directions at any time.Click here for reading log directions. Logs will be collected for credit.
Materials Needed: Students should come prepared for class each day with their notebook, pencil/pens, & independent reading book. Every student is expected to participate in the lesson.
Behavior Expectations: Students are expected to demonstrate our school wide positive behavior model Armstrong"ROCKS" in the classroom as well as other areas of the building.
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