Students will engage in daily, meaningful reading tasks in class. Students will be able to respond in discussions and in writing which demonstrates an understanding of diverse cultural perspectives; Students will be able to identify and explain the significance of the essential literary elements of novels (i.e. character, setting, conflict, plot, climax, resolution, theme, tone, and point of view); Students will be able to participate in discussions and draft writing which demonstrates an understanding of personalities, trends, and beliefs that have shaped American history and culture.
Students will become more fluent with reading higher-level Spanish; students will be more fluent and prepared for high school Spanish; students wil identify literary devices in Spanish.
Students can participate in literature circles and have discussions on the various elements of the book; Students can also suplement the reading of the textbook using vastious forms of literature. These activities can be independent, small group or whole class.
The resources can be used for all Students 5th through 8th grade.