Students will read a book of their choice (if it has already been approved), or the class choice, The Giver. Four times during the course of the book, students will write a summary. At the end, they will prepare an expository response about the book as a whole.
Due Date Schedule:
Monday, August 28: Summary/Response of first 5o pages due (or first 1/4 of book)
Monday, September 4: Summary/Response of second 50 pages due.
Monday, September 11: Summary/Response of third 50 pages due.
Monday, September 18 Summary/Response of the rest of the book due.
Monday, September 25: Quote Connection due.
Both the summary and the response needs to be at least a page long. The summary must mention all important plot events. The response must explore at least two types of reader’s reactions:
- explaining a character’s actions or motives
- questioning and predicting plot events and explaining why these events are likely to occur.
- making a connection between your life, our world, other texts, and the story
- describing and judging characters and their actions
- making observations about the writer’s style
- researching the life of the author and making inferences about events that may have influenced their writing
Introduce Vocabulary List 3
Write and review samples of open response on foreshadowing in “The Open Window”
HW: Vocabulary Quiz Friday. Second 1/4 of independent reading book summary/response due Monday.
Review Townshend Act
Analyze Boston Massacre painting and explain why it is considered a brilliant piece of propaganda.
HW: Use Study Guide to prepare for unit test.
Work with writing partner to create graphic organizer on foreshadowing.
Read Chapter 9 and watch History Channel video segment.
Prepare for mock trial.
HW: Write closing argument for grade.
|Wednesday||Professional Day No School|
Review vocabulary words.
Write response to prompt on foreshadowing in “Charles”
HW: Study for vocabulary quiz on List 3 words.
Mock Trial Preparation: Primary Source packet
HW: Complete packet and study for quiz on information it contains.
Write “Charles” response.
HW: Next 50 pages (or second 1/4) of independent reading book (The Giver) summary/response assignment due Tuesday.
Read Chapter 10 on Boston Tea Party and Intolerable Acts