Students read literary texts to understand that even in the most fantastical settings, literature can teach us real lessons about life. Students explore the opposition of good vs. evil, the value in courage, adventure, forgiveness, and honesty. They begin to consider how authors convince readers to believe the impossible and discuss the history and use of special effects in movies to begin to see how imagination and creativity can inspire story-telling. Students express their understanding of narrative point of view and the features of the fantasy genre by considering the stories from another perspective.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
"Adventures of Isabel" by Ogden Nash https://youtu.be/iCOErYzhIVo
Excerpt from "The Robin Who Showed the Way" from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Chapters 1 & 12)
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Comprehension Cold Read Tests - EVERY Wednesday
Essay Writing - one each 9 weeks
Group/Class Participation - 100 point grade each 9 weeks
Digital Learning Portfolio – 100 point grade each 9 weeks. This is a culmination of our learning throughout the 9 weeks. Students should work hard at completing all assignments to the best of their ability to earn full credit.
Extra Credit Points: Maximum 20 points earned each 9 weeks for up to 2 completed book reports. Students have the book report options available to them in the classroom. These will be due by the end of the 9 week period in order to obtain credit for the current grading period.