December 2016

Post date: Dec 20, 2016 2:01:16 PM

We are kicking off the new year with a mini unit on analyzing poetry. Students will review literary terms essential to understanding poetry, read and annotate a poem, discuss the poem with their peers, and then analyze the poem in a written response. Our next complete unit will focus on dystopian literature and students will work in literature circles to grapple with the text. To start the unit, classes will read The Lottery by Shirley Jackson to be introduced to the concept of different societies. In addition to our work with literature, we will continue to study grammar and students will continue to read their independent reading books.