Lesson Plans
Reading 8A 1st Q 12.13 Lesson Plans
Week: 08/20/2012 Instructor: Jennifer Stevenson Academics
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Monday:
Introduction to Reading 8A

Start-Of-Year Business: Seat Assignments, Syllabus, Introductions
Get to Know You Tic-Tac-Toe

Class Discussion: What do we read and why do we read?

Homework: Sign Syllabus with Parent/Guardian (Due Tuesday)
Tuesday:
Elements of Stories

Reading Pre-Test and Survey
Pair-Share about the first day of school
Brainstorm: What makes something a story?
Class mapping activity of the story "Beauty and the Beast"

Homework: "Elements of a Favorite Story" Handout (Due Thursday)
Wednesday:
Introduction to Fiction

PowerPoint: What separates fiction and nonfiction? Distinctions and examples
Read Fiction: "Stop the Sun" by Gary Paulsen (Textbook p. 18-24)
Independent Reading Time

Homework: "Elements of a Favorite Story" Handout (Due Thursday)
Thursday:
Nonfiction

Types and examples of nonfiction
Read nonfiction: "Memories of Dating" by Dave Berry, Selection from "The Diary of Anne Frank", "The Gettysburg Address" by Abraham Lincoln
Friday:
Poetry and More

What Makes Something Poetry?
PowerPoint on Elements of Poetry
Read Poetry: "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (if time) "Because I could not stop for death" by Emily Dickinson
Other Types of Writing: Drama, Folklore, Etc.
Independent Reading Time

Homework: "A Writer's Purpose" Handout (Due Monday)
 
 
 
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