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Unit 3 Shutting Out the Sky

Unit Goal:  Students read literary and informational texts to understand how members of a culture meld into communities while trying to maintain cultural identity and honor their ancestors. Students express their understanding of these ideas by explaining how the ideas are expressed and supported through the texts and by experiencing and documenting their own development of a classroom community.

Text:     

 Anchor Text:  Shutting Out the Sky by Deborah Hopkinson, various other excerpts.

     

Skills: 

Main Idea and Supporting Details

Summarizing

Poetry analysisEllis Island

Quoting Accurately from text

Compare & Contrast                                                                                                                  

Expository & Opinion Writing

Assessments:  

Comprehension Cold Read Tests - weekly

Essay Writing - One each 9 weeks

Learning Portfolio – 100 point grade each 9 weeks

Group/Class Participation - 100 Point grade each 9 weeks

Extra Credit Opportunity: Two OUTSIDE READING BOOK REPORT PROJECTS are available each 9 weeks for a total of 20 possible extra credit points.  This information is in the classroom for your student to get.

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