Friday, October 9, 2009

Independent Reading Project Marking Period Two

Overview:  Students are to read a historical fiction novel on their own and complete a Response to Literary Text following the 5 paragraph structure and expectations given in class.  Each student has a copy of this information in his or her binder, in his or her GoogleDocs folder, and on my blog ( see posting from October 2008). Students will have one hour of class time per week for reading and/or writing workshop on their books.  Students will be expected to spend an hour of their own time at home every week on the same.  Students will be held accountable through “Green Sheet” checks and informal one-minute book shares. 


October 5:    Green sheet due

October 12:  Green sheet and one-minute book talk due

October 19:  Green sheet and one-minute book talk due

October 26:  Green sheet and one-minute book talk due

**** Try to have book finished by now, and start a new book to read until marking period 3****

October 28-30:  Writing Workshop in class -- first draft Response to Text

November 2:   Green sheet and second draft Response to Text due (double spaced).  Peer conferences in class

November 5:  Final draft of Response to Text due. Response to Text must be typed or in cursive and single spaced.  All drafts and feedback need to be attached behind final.

November 12:  Formal Book Talks in class.  Book Talk should be one to two minutes long, include a visual component, and address:  title, author, main characters and description, historical aspects, basic plot, setting, theme, conflict and resolution.