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8th Grade ELA February Spotlight
So What is Self-Selected Reading?
This is a time for all students to peruse and read books independently at their personalized reading level. The goal of self-selected reading is to create an authentic opportunity for students to see themselves as competent and engaged readers. (use translation)
Self-selected Independent Reading time may include:
- adapted to the classroom's reading needs and aligned with the grade level standards
- the teacher conferences with individual students to observe and provide support so that students can grow in their independent reading.
- students are free to choose what they read and are encouraged to apply what they are learning in class to their independent reading novels.
- From a whole class novel, selected informational text paired to the novel, a passage or other text, to model fluency and demonstrate "think alouds". Often, Higher level questioning is embedded in the read-aloud and students are offered opportunities to engage in classroom discussions centered on these questions.
6th Grade ELA Jan 31-Feb 4
6th Grade ELA Standards addressed in UNIT 3 Adventure
Deep Water by Watt Key (in Class Adventure Novel)
Peak by Roland Smith (In Class Adventure Novel-AL)
7th Grade ELA Jan. 31-Feb 4
7th Grade ELA Unit 3 Standards
The Vanishing Chip by Mark Delany (in class novel)
The Night Wanderer (in class novel)
Strategy of the Week (One Sentence and Three Quotes) RL/RI 6.1/6.2
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