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, March 12th: Vocabulary 13, A and B. Discussion questions on "The Battle Over the Paddle". Discuss Signposts.
Wednesday, March 14th: Go over Vocabulary A and B, 13 C and D homework. Small and large group discussion on "The Battle Over the Paddle". Hand out packet for Are You Addicted to Your Phone?. First three questions due.
Thursday, March 15th: Go over Vocabulary 13 C and D. E is homework. Start working on packet. Due on March 22nd. Vocabulary quiz on March 22nd.