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1 What did you read this summer? Hi, Parents! Welcome to Reading Class! This was our first day’s warm up and conversation in Reading Class!

2 Curriculum 1) Reading Comprehension – applicable to all subject areas 2) Elements of Literature and Novel Studies 3) Vocabulary Enrichment 4) Inferences from context clues 5) Non-fiction readings relating to content areas All in accordance with our Georgia Performance Standards !

3 -A consumable workbook that stays in class -A “gift” from Cobb County that must be paid for and replaced if lost

4 Class Requirements 1)Active participation both in reading and interpreting texts and novels and including... All in accordance with our Georgia Performance Standards !

5 Fabulous Fridays All in accordance with our Georgia Performance Standards ! and Class Requirements

6 1. 15 MINUTES Outside READING at home every evening or... All in accordance with our Georgia Performance Standards ! Class Requirements

7 2) Notebook complete with pens, pencils, highlighters etc. to stay organized. Three dividers for sections: Classwork Vocabulary Response to Reading

8 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton 1) What can you infer about the novel from the title? 2) Think about the author. Describe the author from what you inferred from the title. Get ready for S.E. Hinton’s picture from 1968 when the author wrote this novel! Example Lesson

9 II. Some necessary vocabulary ! Copy and define these words and people! 1)Paul Newman:___________________________ 2)Greaser: _______________________________ 3)The jet-set: _____________________________ 4)Hoods: _________________________________ 5)Souped-up car: ____________________________ 6)Corvair: __________________________________ 7)Madras: __________________________________ An American actor known for his good looks and clear blue eyes Slang. a swaggering young tough, esp. a member of a street gang; describing the way they wore their hair – greased back with wax, gel, or pomade as an expression of rebellion against society. a fashionable social set composed of wealthy people who travel frequently by jetliner to parties and resorts. a derogatory term from the 1930s shortened from the word “hoodlums” mechanically modified to increase the power or attractiveness of a car The first compact car produced by Chevrolet in the 1960s to feature a rear-mounted engine; thought to be really “cool” a light cotton fabric of various weaves, esp. one in multicolored plaid or stripes, used for shirts, dresses, jackets, etc.

10 The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton 1) What can you infer about the novel from the title? 2) Think about the author. Describe the author from what you inferred from the title. Get ready for S.E. Hinton’s picture from 1968 when the author wrote this novel! Hi, Kids! Be sure to copy our warm-up questions into your notebook and answer them. Start with the date in the center of the line, too! I. So, copying the opening question and responding to it simply gets our day and learning started! Understanding and comprehension spring from tapping prior knowledge!

11 The students will be encouraged to read some of the nominees for the Georgia Children’s Book Nominees Appelt, Kathi. (2013). The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp. 2. Burg, Ann. (2013). Serafina's Promise. New York, NY: Scholastic. 3. Deedy, Carmen Agra. (2011). The Cheshire Cheese Cat: A Dickens of a Tale. 4. Engle, Margarita. (2013). Mountain Dog. 5. Evans, Richard Paul. (2011). Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell Goldblatt, Mark. (2013). Twerp. 7. Grabenstein, Chris. (2013). Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library. 8. Hiaasen, Carl. (2012). Chomp. 9. Hunt, Lynda. (2012). One for the Murphys. 10. Korman, Gordon. (2012). Ungifted. 11. LaFleur, Suzanne. (2011). Eight Keys. 12. Levine, Kristin. (2012). Lions of Little Rock. 13. Lewis, John; Aydin, Andrew; & Powel, Nate. (2013). March: Book Leyson, Leon. (2013). The Boy in the Wooden Box. 15. Nielsen, Jennifer. (2012). The False Prince. 16. Sheinkin, Steve. (2013). Lincoln’s Grave Robbers. 17. Shurtliff, Liesl. (2013). Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin. 18. Sloan, Holly. (2013). Counting by 7’s. 19. Turnage, Sheila. (2012). Three Times Lucky. 20. Vanderpool, Clare. (2013). Navigating Early.

12 2010 Georgia Children’s Book Award

13 Grading in this class is weighted as follows: Tests / Projects40% of the final average *Quizzes30% of the final average Class Work 20% of the final average Homework 10% of the final average

14 Special support for students: Regular Synergy grade updates to advise student and parents of current standing Grade sheets sent home at the mid-term to be reviewed, signed, and returned for a homework grade. Parents may contact me through DMS website

15 Make-Up Work 1.If students are absent, they are responsible for making up the work. 2. Consult the blog for the days absent. You can find on DMS website. 3. If you see a zero on Synergy, it means I have already asked for the work and it still has not come in. But it can always be made up for partial credit.

16 Class Rules Be on time to class with all your “stuff” for class! Be kind and considerate to your classmates and to me. Don’t laugh if someone makes a mistake or forgets! It could be you next time! If there is ever a need for a substitute teacher, you will afford them every courtesy. If your name is taken, you will serve an automatic detention with me on my return. No excuses! Cheating is NEVER permissible and results in an automatic zero for the assignment, test, quiz, or project!

17 I love this class!

18 That’s all, folks! It’s going to be a GREAT YEAR !


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