Class Syllabus




WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO???

Reading:

WHOLE CLASS NOVELS/READING SELECTIONS:

  • Novels and selections from our Literature Anthology that we will read as a class
  • There will be quizzes, tests, writing assignments and other assessments based on this  reading

INDEPENDENT READING:

  • Either self-choice or selected based on a theme or genre chosen by the teacher
  • Reading will be done in class and at home
  • You are expected to track your books and make wise selections

Writing:

DAILY WRITING:

  • Reader Notebook & Writers Notebook entries
  • We will learn grammar, spelling, and vocabulary necessary to improve our writing.
  • Reading responses/open-ended responses
  • Writing forms and skills in preparation for the PARCC

 LONG--TERM WRITING:

  • Guided writing assignments (writing forms, such as persuasive essays, narrative writing, etc.) that we will focus on using process writing
  • You will evaluate your progress as a writer by assembling a portfolio of your best works
  • Independent reading projects and essays