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  • 1. Reading 6: Multi-genre Literature Units of Study Mrs. Bentheim, Room 624 Bailey Middle School 2007-2008 Quarter 1 • Introduction to Literature and Study Skills Unit (4) • Flying Solo Read Aloud as a class • Pre-assessment: Interest inventory about reading and literature • What is literature? • Why read literature • How to read literature • Forms and Elements of Literature • Genres of literature • What do good readers do? • Goals for this class for the year • Individual goals • Building a community of readers • Organizing classroom space for reading and discussion • Procedures • Choosing independent books • Literature discussions • Thinking-talking • Approaching a text • Understanding a genre • The Author Study • Establish a reader’s Bill of Rights • Literature Circles • Setting Goals and Priorities • Creating the Right Study Environment • Managing Time • Taking Notes • Planning Projects • Taking Tests • Interest Inventories • What do we know about authors? • Why study an author’s work? • What is a reading response journal? • Why have it? • What do we do with it? • What does a thoughtful response look like? • Interest Inventories • What do we know about authors? • Why study an author’s work? • Mentor Authors • Research • The Library
  • 2. • Elements of Picture Books (1) • The Man Who Walked Between Two Towers • Tuesday • Chris van Allsburg • David Shannon • TBD • Family and Friendship (2) 1. The Watson’s Go to Birmingham 2. Al Capone Does My Shirts 3. After Elaine 4. I Never Knew Your Name 5. Drowning Anna 6. The Ruling Class 7. Blubber 8. Spider Boy 9. Fig Pudding 10. Crash 11. Locomotion • The Genre Book Project (2) **Review goals from Quarter 1 and revise them for Quarter 2
  • 3. Quarter 2 • Citizenship and Heroes (3) 1. Hating Alison Ashley 2. Dear Mr. Henshaw 3. Nothing But the Truth 4. In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson 5. Leading from the Lockers 6. The Hero’s Trail 7. So Far from the Bamboo Grove 8. Gregor the Overlander 9. The Voice that Challenged A Nation 10. Quiet Hero: The Ira Hayes Story • Mystery (2) 1. The Westing House 2. The Phantom Tollbooth 3. The Secret of Gumbo Grove 4. The Egypt Game 5. Jeremy Visick 6. The Haunting 7. The House of Dies Drear 8. Missing: Carrie Phillips, Age 15 • Fantasy and Science Fiction (2) 1. Road Dahl 2. Charlie Bone Series 3. Lemony Snicket Series 4. Harry Potter Series 5. A Wrinkle in Time 6. The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe 7. The Bridge to Terabithia 8. Island of the Blue Dolphins 9. I Am Regina • The Author Study Project (2) • Students will read an author’s work, answer questions from students, and dress as if he or she was really that author while presenting (written report included) **Review goals from Quarter 2 and revise them for Quarter 3
  • 4. Quarter 3 • Holocaust (2) 1. The Anne Frank Diary 2. Zlata’s Diary 3. Number the Stars 4. Devil’s Arithmetic 5. Night 6. TBD • Patchwork of Cultures (4) 1. Bud, Not Buddy 2. Esperanza Rising 3. The Cay 4. Words by Heart 5. The Clay Marble 6. Child of the Owl 7. Sounder 8. Maniac Magee • Immigration in the Early United States (2) • Ellis Island Unit • The Cultural Heritage Project (1) **Review goals from Quarter 3 and revise them for Quarter 4
  • 5. Quarter 4 • Survival (3) 1. Pictures of Hollis Woods 2. Hatchet 3. Holes 4. Climb or Die 5. Maniac Magee 6. Julie of the Wolves 7. Mick Harte was Here 8. Sign of the Beaver • Crime and Punishment (2) 1. The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle 2. Someone is Hiding on Alcatraz Island 3. Broken Bridge 4. Scorpions 5. Nothing But the Truth 6. Touching Spirit Bear 7. The Misfits 8. Drowning Anna • Biography and Memoir (2) o Lincoln: A Photobiography o Ralph Fletcher o Roald Dahl o Mem Fox • The Memoir Project (Nanci Atwell, ReadWriteThink) (2) **Review goals from Quarter 4 and revise them for 7th grade **Students complete class evaluation
  • 6. Extra Credit • Picture Book Analysis / 10 points • An additional Genre Study / 10 points • An additional Author Study / 10 points • Additional word study words / 1 point per word • Weekend Reading and Response / 5 points per day • Creation of posters or sample projects for Mrs. Bentheim / TBD

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