Reading enrichment unit 1


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Reading enrichment unit 1

  1. 1. Reading Enrichment Unit6th GradeTopic: Literary Genres CCGPS Lesson Standards:READING LITERARY (RL)ELACC6RL9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g.,stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of theirapproaches to similar themes and topics.ELACC6RL1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text saysexplicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.ELACC6RL10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, includingstories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently,with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.READING INFORMATIONAL (RI)ELACC6RI1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text saysexplicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.ELACC6RI10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction inthe grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed atthe high end of the range.B. AASL Standards for the 21st Century LearnerLesson Standards:4.2.4 Show an appreciation for literature by electing to read for pleasure andexpressing an interest in various literary genres. Day 1: Media Center – o Show “Literary Genres” YouTube video as lesson “hook” to build interest o Build more background with “Genres” PowerPoint & discuss textual evidence and inference for each category. SLMS reads sample excerpts from SLMC collection aloud o Offer students a list of book leads websites to explore on library computers w/partner o Each student from partnership writes one chosen favorite title from website preferences on post-it note and places in “genre baskets” with at least one example of textual evidence or inference to support chosen category placement, as well as, one comparison statement written referencing personal genre preference denoted on post-it Day 2: Computer Lab – o Popcorn review “genre basket” examples from previous day’s lesson & discuss o Watch social networking podcast & discuss book genre blogs & blog possibilities
  2. 2. o SLMS introduces “Edmodo” and students practice blogging on SLMS’ Edmodo account with teacher prompts: “I like the book, __(list book title)_______, from the _________(list genre)__________ genre because__(site reason)_____. I often read books from this genre of writing because I really like how this genre _________(site characteristic(s) of this genre that you prefer over another genre’s characteristic(s) & tell why)___________, because _________________.” Day 3: Computer Lab – o Students complete computer-based lesson vodcast “What can you learn from the title of a story?” - making predictions based on book title & genre. o Students complete “Literature Genres” PowerPoint Quiz o Students complete Edmodo blog reflection: I learned the most about literature genres when we… I was surprised to learn that… When I think about genres, one thing I’m still wondering is…Good Reads Social Networking Podcast: Leads Websites: Booklists & Book AwardsAlex AwardsAmazing Audiobooks for Young AdultsBest Books for Young AdultsBest Fiction for Young AdultsFabulous Films for Young AdultsGreat Graphic Novels for TeensMargaret A. Edwards AwardMichael L. Printz Award (YALSA)YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults AwardLearnZillion vodcast:, Code: LZ932