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

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
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)