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Parents Night

  1. 1. English7 Jennifer Nabers 312.582.6343 jnabers@latinschool.org or jennifer.nabers@gmail.com
  2. 2. House of the Scorpion • Summer Reading Novel •  Introduce Symbolism • Crossover Google Map project with World Cultures • Review Paragraph Writing
  3. 3. Short Stories • Short story unit starts in first quarter. • Review the elements of fiction (plot, characterization, literary devices). • Continue practicing paragraph writing; using quotes to support assertions. • Writing on the blog, introducing a real audience.
  4. 4. The Diary of Anne Frank • Compare primary to secondary sources (diary to play). • Compare secondary sources from same material (play to play); adaptation. • Learn literary device: dramatic irony. • Literature circle with Holocaust/WW2 novels • Use the New York Times historical newspaper database.
  5. 5. Haroun and the Sea of Stories • Continue to practice with literary devices, especially symbolism and metaphor. • Author’s intention. • The 5 Paragraph Essay. • Using quotes to support assertions.
  6. 6. Africa Literature Circle • Students select books related to a common theme. • Ties into Africa studies in World Cultures class. • Practice annotating for discussion. • Discuss novel with small group; discuss common themes with whole class. • Keeping a reading journal.
  7. 7. To Kill a Mockingbird • How does historical knowledge play a part in reading a text? • What makes a book a classic? • Putting it all together: a chance to practice reading and writing skills with a difficult text.
  8. 8. Poetry • Poetry is throughout the year. • Recognize literary devices. • Learn basics of poetry: conventions and different types. • Enjoy poetry as the ART of language. • Write poetry from a prompt.

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