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     INDEPENDENT READING - Marking Period 3 - Fiction

    This consists of three assignments:  reading, journal, project with oral presentation.

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    Third marking period independent reading assignment:
    During the first 20 minutes of class, students will read a student selected fictional novel.  

    Reading Journal - Participation Grade - Due:  March 31, 2020

    • While reading, students will identify the elements of a story.  Requirements are stapled in their journal.  Responses need to be in sentence format and well-organized. 

    Independent Reading Project - Test Grade: Due March 31, 2020

    Students will make a puppet of the main character from their novel.  Included with their puppet is a summary outline worksheet that needs to be completed.  Students were given this worksheet, which also contains the requirements and grading rubric, the first week in February.  Finally, students will present their project orally to the class. 



    "The Diary of Anne Frank" 

    • Students will complete and present a PowerPoint about the Holocaust - before, during, or after. 
    • Students will then read and respond to the play adaptation.  It tells the story of the two years Anne Frank spent living secretly in the attic of a warehouse with her family and several others during War World II.  While in hiding, they struggle with the fear that if they are discovered, they will be sent to concentration camps.  

    Students will be reading short stories found in the textbook.  The selections can be accessed using the online text.  Directions were distributed and can also be found on the Welcome page of the class page.  

    • Students will review the elements of the story.
    • Respond to selected questions.
    • Complete open-book tests to include multiple-choice and writing responses.
    • Class assignments will be collected at the completion of selection and graded.



    • All assignments are written in MLA format.  
    • The third marking period focuses on Narrative Writing Tasks.  Students will be writing two district assigned analysis.  The first one will be guided and assisted; the second one will be written independently.
    • Writing skills will be developed and improved upon.  Emphasis is placed on revising strategies. 
    • All writing assignments will be assessed as test grades.
    • Writing assignments are written in our Google Classroom.  



    • Vocabulary is taught while reading a selection.
    • During the second marking period, Worldy Wise vocabulary lessons will be completed.  This provides direct academic vocabulary instruction that develops the critical link between vocabulary and reading comprehension. Students are introduced to vocabulary through a carefully sequenced progression of activities that develop sophisticated oral vocabulary.