Unit 2

Understanding Fiction

Reading Literature - Key Ideas & Details

After completing this unit students will be able to:

  • Use academic vocabulary to effectively discuss and analyze works of fiction while using text evidence to support inferences they make. (RL.1.1)
  • Explain how a story is structured, and how conflict and characters are introduced and developed, as well as how the conflict is resolved. (RL.1.3)
  • Summarize the story's plot and determine the theme, or universal truth about life the author expresses in his story. (RL.1.2)

Writing Focus - Argumentative Short Responses

After this unit, students will be able to write clear literary arguments using the R.A.C.E. strategy to cite evidence for their inferences.

Grammar Focus

  • Using Hyphens and Commas Effectively
  • Types of sentences
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Things to Do on Canvas this Unit:

1. Understanding Fiction: Diagnostic Assessment

You will take this test now, and then again as part of your final exam for 1st Quarter.

2. Take Note on Fiction

This will open a new browser window and take you to Versal Interactive Notes!

4. Take the Vocabulary Quiz

This is a formative assessment

4. Story Specific Vocabulary on Vocabulary.com

Complete the vocabulary practices for both, Tangerine Part I AND The Ravine