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Map A Year of Reading

Weeks in
School Reading
Year

1-9 Free choice/Independent Reading

10-12 Book Club #1

13-16 Reading unit 1: ​Character and Idea Development


To Kill A Mockingbird
EQ: Is the world fair? How do I achieve character and idea development?

17-18 Reading unit 2: ​Analyzing Themes Through Basic Writing Skills


A Lesson Before Dying
Using Song as a Text; Spirituals
EQ: How does a person’s point of view influence what is fair and just?

19-21 Reading Unit #3: ​Literary Arguments and Craft


Romeo and Juliet
EQ: How do we understand an author’s craft and purpose through literary techniques?
What is the purpose of figurative language?

22-24 Book Club Book #2

25-27 Reading unit 4: ​Integrating Multiple Sources to Create A Project Evaluating


Culture
Persepolis
EQ: How can I integrate multiple sources to create a project evaluating culture? What
does peer feedback do for you/for others?

28-32 Book Club Book #3

33-36 Reading unit 5: ​Analyzing A Text and Presenting Oral Arguments (analyzing
and forming arguments)
“I Have A Dream” -Martin Luther King
Using Video as a Text: Colin Kaepernick Nike Commercial
EQ: What is the importance of analyzing text and presenting an oral argument? How do
I form an effective argument?
Backup Texts:
-The Giver, The Chocolate War, Tuesdays with Morrie

In Class and Independent Reading: ​Students will be assigned most of their reading ​outside ​of
class, but quite often I plan on ​reading aloud​​ to my students when class time permits. Book club
reading will require reading outside of class in order to make time in class for students to discuss
the text.

Highlighted Skills:
Character and Idea Development:
➢ Analyzing complex characters and their development
➢ Focusing on plot and theme
➢ Analyze author’s ideas

Analyzing Themes Through Basic Writing Skills


➢ Determine a central idea
➢ Summary

Literary Arguments and Craft


➢ Determine a central idea
➢ Summary
➢ Understanding figurative language/tone
➢ Analyze a cultural view point outside of the U.S.
➢ Analyze author’s craft

Integrating Multiple Sources to Create A Project Evaluating Culture


➢ Analyze a cultural view point outside of the U.S.
➢ Point of view/Perception
➢ Zooming in on details

Analyzing A Text and Presenting Oral Arguments (analyzing and forming arguments)
➢ Determine a central idea
➢ Summary
➢ Point of view/Perception
➢ Delineate and evaluate an argument
➢ Use evidence
➢ Identify true/false statements