Literature



Looking Forward: February



Remember Study Island Twice A Week! 
Homework/Lesson Schedule: 
Monday- Chocolate Milk Essay Work
Tuesday- Library Day
Wednesday:  Chocolate Milk Essay Work 
Thursday:Irony Mini-lesson
Friday: Chocolate Milk Essay Due 

Big Question : How Do We Decide What Is True?                      
Literature:
Literature will be selected from Prentice Hall Literature.  
~Folktales & Myths
~Fiction & Nonfiction 


Short Stories We Have Read:
"The Homecoming"
"My Heart Is In The Highlands"
"Greyling"
"Market Square Dog"
"The Spider and The Fly"
"The Case of Monkeys Falling From Trees"
"Monkeys"
"My Papa, Mark Twain"
"Stage Fright"
"Our Father, Mark Twain"
"Names and Nombres"
"Malala" 
"The Lady & The Spider" 
"Shipwreck At The Bottom Of The Ocean"
"Roald Amundsen and William Scott At The South Pole"
"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer"
"Stray"
"The Sound of Summer Running"
"Eleven"
"The Ransom of Red Chief"
"The Gift of The Magi"
"There Will Come Soft Rains"
"How They Choked Article"


Text Online @:
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Skills:
We will begin studying reading strategies that include: setting a purpose for reading, understanding big questions, summarizing, analyzing a theme, and analyzing an informational text.  New Literary terms will be introduced and we will begin to write the extended response and master the steps. There will be a focus on multi-cultural literature, with many diverse authors and stories. We will learn all the elements and forms of poetry and experiment with creating poems of our own!
Literary Terms We Know:
 Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Verbal Comedy, Physical Comedy, Dialogue, Infer, Symbolism, 

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