Mrs. Laing - Team 6A Science
LA Curriculum
03.04.15

Language Arts

To begin the trimester, students read a historical novel and discussed it with a book club. Students responded to prompts and recorded their thinking to share twice a week for the first few weeks of class. During book club conversations, a lot of the focus was on the main character(s), their motivations, and how the author brought the time period to life with the major events of the time and how they affected people. Students will continue their learning by pulling evidence from their book by writing a literary essay, focusing on the character traits and major events that should teach us lessons from the time period.

All students have the expectation of reading 20-30 minutes, at least 5 days a week. This is intended to build strength in reading.  Students are encouraged to read "just right" books and a variety of genres.