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Pair Shoulder Partners. Determine who is the Sage and who is Scribe. I usually make the taller student the Scribe and the Sage the shorter student in the morning and switch in the afternoon.
7. Artist and Illustrators
Learning Activities: Create and present 2-D and 3-D design projects in traditional and digital media that represent a literary theme
Goal: Very Hard
Creating: the students create art based on literary themes in multiple mediums.
assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write
6. Advanced English
Learning Activities: Developing a student anthology of Poetry and Prose Writing, Greek and Latin…
Creating: the student creates their own style of poetry and prose.
assemble, construct, create, design, develop, formulate, write.
5. Writers and Authors
Learning Activities: Types and styles of writing ( Fiction |non-Fiction) and when and how they are used, structures of literature…
Evaluating: The students evaluate and select their own quality writing based on the Six Traits.
appraise, argue, defend, judge, select, support, value, evaluate
4. Poetry and Prose
Learning Activities: Comparing and examining
Elements and types of Poetry, Stanza…
Analyzing: the student compares and contrast between the different parts of poetry.
appraise, compare, contrast, criticize, differentiate, discriminate, distinguish, examine, experiment, question, test.
3. Genre & Literary Elements
Learning Activities: Applying knowledge of Plot, Setting, Theme to many genres, …
Applying: the student interprets multiple Genres and Literary Elements in creative ways.
choose, demonstrate, dramatize, employ, illustrate, interpret, operate, schedule, sketch, solve, use, write.
2. Word Playground
Learning Activities: Understanding word denotation and connotation dictionary digs, Reading Comprehension games, Modeling Comprehension, Inferring, Summarize, Predicting, Clarifying, Questioning, Visualizing, Connecting …
Understanding: the students describe ideas or concepts learned.
classify, describe, discuss, explain, identify, locate, recognize, report, select, translate, paraphrase
1. Reading Adventure Camp
Learning Activities: Text Features Scavenger Hunt, Word Work, Reading Fluency, Dolch Sight Words, Phonics, Books…
Remembering: can the student recall or remember the information? define, duplicate, list, memorize, recall, repeat, reproduce state