Reading Analysis

Students learn fundamental skills in reading and discussing literature. Through a survey of three books, students will increase their exposure to new vocabulary in context, practice discussion skills with both their teacher and peers, and be introduced to ways of approaching theme, character, setting, and plot through conversation.
Designed for

Grade 6-7

Level

All levels

Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

Students learn fundamental skills in reading and discussing literature. Through a survey of three books, students will increase their exposure to new vocabulary in context, practice discussion skills with both their teacher and peers, and be introduced to ways of approaching theme, character, setting, and plot through conversation. This course is heavily focused on reading and discussion, making up the majority of homework and in-class discussion, although some reflective writing assignments will also be included.

Course Content
LessonTopics
1Hatchet: Reading for comprehension
2Hatchet: Reading for analysis and Reading discussion
3Hatchet: Character in fiction and Reading discussion
4Hatchet: Characterization in Hatchet and Reading discussion
5Hatchet: Book wrap-up discussion and Character response discussion
6Holes: Setting in fiction and Reading in discussion
7Holes: Setting in Holes and Reading discussion
8Holes: Characters in Holes and Reading Discussion
9Holes: Reading discussion
10Holes: Book wrap-up discussion and Setting response discussion
11Tuck Everlasting: Plot in Fiction
12Tuck Everlasting: Character and Setting
13 Tuck Everlasting: Plot
14 Tuck Everlasting: Theme in Fiction
15 Tuck Everlasting: Book wrap-up discussion and Plot response discussion
Feedback

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class, via Teachworks, regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email. At the end of the course, the student will receive a final report card, which thoroughly speaks to their overall participation in the course, including major assignments.

Schedule

10 classes in total, 90 minutes/class

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