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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% 

Link to Upfront magazine:  https://upfront.scholastic.com          Password: Penbest8.

 See Below for Specific Class Information

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

 

October 24th  Gold

Upfront article 

Vocabulary 5 CD

 

October 25th Blue

Upfront article quiz and discussion

Vocabulary Practice

October 26th Gold

Upfront article quiz and discussion

Vocabulary Practice

October 29th Blue

Debate death penalty

Review for Unit 5 quiz


October 30th Gold

Debate death penalty

Review for Unit 5 quiz


October 31st

     ½ day  White

November 1st Blue

Review Jamestown

Vocabulary Quiz

November 2nd Gold

 Review Jamestown

Vocabulary Quiz

November 5th Blue

Jamestown Test

Vocabulary 6 AB


November 6th

Institute. Day

November 7th Gold

Jamestown Test

Vocabulary 6 AB


November 8th Blue

Signpost: Extreme and Absolute Words

Vocabulary 6 CD

November 9th Gold

 Signpost: Extreme and Absolute Words

Vocabulary 6 CD

Nov. 12th.  Blue

Contrasts and Contradictions

Vocabulary 6 E


November 13th Gold

Contrasts and Contradictions

Vocabulary 6 E

November 14th Blue

Contrasts and Contradictions

Vocabulary Review

November 15th Gold

Contrasts and Contradictions

Vocabulary Review

November 16th

½ day White