Welcome to Reading Class!Over the course of the marking period, you will delve into historical fiction texts, conduct meaningful discussions, and strengthen your close reading skills with a focus on theme.For reading class's syllabus, click on the link below:Class Resources (Documents, Notes, etc.)Theme Analysis:Big Idea and Theme partner worksheet (worksheet to practice big idea & theme with your partner)Individual Big Idea and Theme worksheet (worksheet to be completed individually to be handed in for your first grade of the marking period)Student Example of Big Idea & Theme Worksheet (student example of the worksheet thoroughly completed)Big Idea/ Theme Sheet (individual) (due on Wednesday [11/11] for your first minor grade of the marking period)
Fairy Tale Graphic Organizer (graphic organizer for analyzing theme in fairy tales)Fairy Tale Stories' Audio Choices:Creating a Story from Theme (Google doc for you to create your own story based on a theme)Stop, Notice, and Note: Close Reading with SignpostsAll Six Signposts' Anchor Charts (digital version of the anchor charts used in class)Contrasts and Contradictions Double Entry Journal (blank double entry journal template for signpost #1- contrasts and contradictions)Aha Moment Double Entry Journal (blank double entry journal template for signpost #2- aha moments)Tough Questions Double Entry Journal (blank double entry journal template for signpost #3- tough questions)Words of the Wiser Double Entry Journal (blank double entry journal template for signpost #4- words of the wiser)Again and Again Double Entry Journal (blank double entry journal template for signpost #5- again and again)Memory Moment Double Entry Journal (blank double entry journal template for signpost #6- memory moment)My Grandmother's Hair (short story used for Memory Moment)April 22, 2016 Lesson:Signpost #5: Again and Again (Google slides presentation of the lesson. Be sure to make a copy before beginning! All work will be checked on Monday).Student Examples are below for DEJs- be sure to answer the question thoroughly and thoughtfully.Book Clubs!"There is no surer foundation for a beautiful friendship than a mutual taste in literature."P.G. WodehouseOur Thinking About Asking Questions Chart (blank chart)Our Thinking about Asking Questions Answer Chart (chart with filled-in answers for readers)
Reading Comprehension Strategies (chart of reading comprehension strategies to apply while reading)Inference vs. Prediction Notes (in class notes for inference and prediction)Book Club Requirements, Expectations, and Grading (Google doc explanation of Book Clubs, the grading policies, and expectations/requirements for the discussions- please make a copy & save to your computer)Final Double Entry Journals Rubric (rubric for all seven double entry journals at the completion of book club discussions)Book Clubs Reflection (Google form reflection on the book clubs experience)Double Entry Journals for Book Club Discussions:Book Club Discussions will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.You must come prepared with your book and double entry journal thoroughly completed:
For book club guidelines and requirements, click the following document link: Book Club Requirements, Guidelines, and Expectations"Ms. Ruberto, what do I do if I can't find my signpost for the upcoming book club?"You may ask questions to help drive discussion. Remember, your questions must be thought-provoking!THINK: what questions does the reading bring to mind?Try to ask questions about the plot, conflict, theme, character development- it can even be historically aligned questions!Focus your questions around Why? and How? to analyze.Requirements for Double Entry Journals:Good Questions: a minimum of four questions (if you can't find your signpost)Signposts: a minimum of three (if possible)
- A minimum of three signposts are required per entry.
Student Examples of Double Entry Journals:Defining Unknown Words Lesson (Google slides presentation for this strategy's lesson- make a copy and save to your reading folder!)Types of Context Clues PDF (download and save to your reading folder)Analyzing the NonfictionMountain of Fire (PDF version of the story from Scope)Scope Paired Texts Practice (PDF version of the paired text nonfiction articles from Scope)May 25, 2016 Lesson:Subject, Symbolism, Theme Lesson (Google slides presentation for the day's lesson. You will work in your book clubs to complete this activity)Final Book Club AssessmentBook Trailer Final Assessment (explanation and rubric for the final assignment)The Boy in the Striped PajamasLetter to a Character Requirements (Google slides of the requirements for the letter to a character. Make sure that you either exit the original when done, or you make a copy of your own to save to your drive)
- If you can only find one signpost, create two good questions.
- If you can only find two signposts, create one good question.