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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mrs. Allison
Reading Seminar - Martino Jr. High
mallison@nlsd122.org

Reading Seminar Class Overview

     The Reading Seminar curriculum focuses on the acquisition of vocabulary and the mastery of basic reading skills as applied to nonfiction.  Where traditional language arts classes focus primarily on the analysis of literary elements and comprehension of fictional novels and short stories, Reading Seminar classes focus on understanding and interpreting nonfiction materials such as essays, editorials, reviews, magazine and newspaper articles.

      The goal of the Reading Seminar class is to improve all students’ reading comprehension by reviewing and practicing individual reading skills such as establishing purpose, predicting, making inferences, evaluating and clarifying, finding main ideas, and using vocabulary in context. 

       While reading, students will be learning to note:  contrasts and contradictions, extreme or absolute language, numbers and statistics, quoted words,  and text structure.

       Accelerated Reading Seminar will be working out of the 9th grade vocabulary book and will be reading material from a  high school grade level. 

 Grading:   Tests = 40%    Quizzes= 35%   Homework/ Classwork = 25% 

 See Below for Specific Class Information

Block 1:

March 14th:  Presentations.  Unit 13 Vocabulary A and B.

March 16th:  Presentations. Unit 13 Vocabulary C and D.

March 20th:  Presentations. Unit 13 Vocabulary E and review.

March 22nd:  Presentations: Vocabulary Quiz

March 24th:  Presentations

THERE WILL BE NO CONSTRUCTED RESPONSE WRITING UNTIL AFTER BREAK!  


Blocks 3/4, 6, and 7

Groups will present on their assigned date.  

March 14th:  Presentations.  Unit 13 Vocabulary A and B. 

March 16th:  Presentations. Unit 13 Vocabulary C and D.

March 20th:  Presentations. Unit 13 Vocabulary E and review.

March 22nd:  Presentations. Vocabulary Quiz

March 24th:  Presentations.  Constructed response due.


Blocks 8, 9, 10/11, and 14

Groups will present on their assigned date.  

March 15th:  Presentations.  Unit 13 Vocabulary A and B. 

March 17th:  Presentations. Unit 13 Vocabulary C and D.

March 21st:  Presentations. Unit 13 Vocabulary E and review.

March 23rd:  Presentations: Vocabulary Quiz

March 24th:  Presentations.  Constructed Response due.