In the months of December and January, students will begin reading the classic novel, The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton. Throughout the unit, students will be focusing on themes of reputation, identity and the idea of growing up. Students will be participating in many discussions based on these topics along with identifying the elements of a story; such as, characterization, setting, the inciting incident, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Along with reading the novel, students will also be reading poetry that is connected to the story of The Outsiders as well as the themes found in the text. The end of unit project will be to write a compare and contrast essay where students will analyze poetry and The Outsiders.
Students, in all classes, are happily reading independently! Students were able to look at texts in our class library and check them out to take home. Every other week, students will have time to read their independent reading book in class. The schedule has changed because students are able to visit the school library during ELA class at different times during the week and can now check out books at the school library! The NEW schedule is as follows: 701: Thursdays - Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays 702: Thursdays - Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays 703: Mondays- Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays 704: Tuesdays - Library time period 4 and at lunch on Mondays and Fridays
701 and 704: Final Exam on Thursday! 702: Read chapter 11 of The Outsiders - Final Exam next Tuesday! 703: Read chapter 11 of The Outsiders - Final Exam Friday!
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