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
2/13: Share and Collect political cartoons. Vocabulary C and D. Vocabulary E is homework.
2/15: Jamestown test. Go over Vocabulary E. Review sheet is homework
2/17: Review Vocabulary. Quiz on the 22nd.
Blocks 3/4, 6, and 7
February 13th - Go over 11 C and D. Share and collect homework: 1920's migration political cartoons. Work on timelines and Upfront article.
February 15th - Go over 11 E. Work on Unit 11 review worksheet. Create own political cartoon. Review sheet and political cartoon due on the 17th.
February 17th - Review for the Vocabulary quiz on Wednesday the 22nd.
Blocks 8, 9, 10/11, and 14
February 14th - Go over 11 C and D. Share and collect political cartoon from1920s. Introduce 1920's migration political cartoons. Homework: 11 E and migration political cartoons worksheet and Vocabulary E.
February 16th - Go over 11 E. Work on review sheet. Share and collect homework on political cartoons. Introduce assignment - student's create their own political cartoon. Homework: Review sheet. Study for February 23rd Vocabulary quiz. Finish political cartoon.