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Analyzing the Text for Summary and Connections
Students will critically think and communicate; they will summarize a text to understand and make connections to other texts, themselves, and the world.
Reread, Revise, Revive!
Students will use the revision process to turn simple sentences into compound sentences.
Sound Effects, Poetic Elements, and Analysis, Oh My! Visualizing the Text to Gain Meaning Out of Poetry
Students will be asked to use metacognition as they analyze a poem, make inferences, and draw conclusions about the overall meaning of a text.
Sticky Note Summarizing
Students will determine the important parts of a story and recognize and compose an individual summary by using color-coordinated sticky notes and the Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then (SWBST) strategy. Students will practice correctly identifying the parts of the SWBST strategy during a read-aloud. Students will work in groups and read a short story together, identify key components, and compose a written summary. Students will demonstrate their ability to recognize a good summary by writing two components of summarization on an exit ticket.
Inferring with Dr. Seuss
Students will work collaboratively in groups as they practice their inferring skills using children’s literature books.
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Inference in the Real World: Using Clues to Identify Key Details
Students will actively read as a critical component; they will infer in expository text.
Catch Me If You Can—Retelling "The Gingerbread Man"
Students retell or re-enact events in sequence from "The Gingerbread Man" using pictures.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.
Point of View and Tone (English II Reading)
You will be able to evaluate connections between forms of narration (unreliable narrator, omniscient, etc.) and tone in works of fiction.
Annotate for Meaning (English II Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English II Reading)
You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.
Capitalization (English II Writing)
You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct capitalization.
Spelling (English II Writing)
You will learn proofreading techniques to use in checking for correct spelling.
Grammar (English II Writing)
You will be able to edit for correct grammar.
Strategies for Editing: Practice Lesson 1
You will proofread and mark errors in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English II Writing)
You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.
Rhetorical Devices and Transitions (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay using effective rhetorical devices and transitions.
Commentary on Quotations from Text in an Interpretive Response (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay that uses embedded quotations to provide evidence in your response to an expository or a literary text.
Analyze Use of Stylistic and Rhetorical Devices (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay that analyzes an author's use of stylistic or rhetorical devices.
Writing the Persuasive Essay: Counterarguments Based on Evidence (English II Writing)
You will be able to write an essay including counter-arguments that anticipate objections.