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Holes and Goals Summary

  1. 1. Comprehending the Classics <ul><li>Stefanie Glorioso </li></ul>
  2. 2. Course Description <ul><li>In this course, students will read classic novels with an emphasis on reading comprehension. Students will use before, during and after reading strategies to increase plot retention and reading comprehension. After reading each classic, students will write reflections to assess and emphasize reading comprehension. The course will culminate in a final exam, which will test reading comprehension as well as memory of the plot of each novel. The course will cover the following novels: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Flies, and Nineteen Eight. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Essential Questions <ul><li>How do we read for comprehension? </li></ul><ul><li>How can we remember what we read? </li></ul><ul><li>Why is it important to read and comprehend classic novels? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Course Goals <ul><li>SWBAT read novels to increase comprehension. </li></ul><ul><li>SWBAT paraphrase the plot and themes of each novel and recall them. </li></ul><ul><li>SWBAT create projects for each novel read within the course. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Catcher in the Rye Product <ul><li>Digital Story </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iMovie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience: people who have read the novel </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose: to describe the plot through Holden’s character </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Lord of the Flies Product <ul><li>Before, During, and After Reading Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s All in the Title </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Log </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story Frame </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story Map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anticipation Guide </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Product <ul><li>Mini Essay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>motive, moral, and plot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>why Twain warns against looking </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. 1984 Product <ul><li>Newspeak Dictionary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>definitions of terms like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Big Brother </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>doublethink </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>thoughtcrime </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>memory hole </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modern examples </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. What I learned <ul><li>Basics of literature are very important </li></ul><ul><li>Classics are built on the basics </li></ul><ul><li>Reading strategies aide in comprehension for readers at all levels </li></ul><ul><li>Continual reinforcement helps memory </li></ul>

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