"If either of us had joined this caravan based only on personal courage, but without understanding the language, this journey would have been much more difficult" --The Alchemist
We will learn how to capitalize on each of our unique and invaluable talents towards accomplishing three major goals for the upcoming year:
1. Perspective taking and reflection: by reading different genres, studying narration and characterization.
2. Conscientious reading: using close reading strategies to form opinions, make insightful inferences about character motives and qualities.
3. Effective Writing: using concrete evidence from text to support well developed statements.
"Think After" questions (Quiz grade): assigned once a week, overarching question concerning content material being covered. Each response must be 5-7 sentences in length, follow the standards of conventional English, and include one quote as evidence from text.
Discussion questions from text covered per month
Collaborative class work assignments (about two to three a month per book)
Independent Reading reports due at the end of each month
Final Assessment on in class book per month
To act with humility and dignity while making decisions
Approach content material with an open mind
Always show respect and empathy for others
Take responsibility for your own learning, as well as the learning of others
Complete assignments to the best of your ability
Always ask for help!
** Please check novel tabs and calendar on class website to make sure you are up to date with assignments. Classwork, HW assignments, and lessons will be posted on each corresponding novel page.
***HW assignments will appear on day it is due on calendar with link to assignment itself attached. Assignments can also be found in novel tabs
2016-2017 Reading List:
ELA 8 2015-2016 book list.docx