About This Chapter
Below is a sample breakdown of the Developing as a Reader & Writer chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.
|Day||Topics||Key Terms and Concepts Covered|
|Monday||Expand your horizons||Examine the world through literature, develop informed opinions, reading/writing exercises on world events|
|Tuesday||Self-expression||Define how to use writing for self-expression, identify self-expression writing formats, analyze journal entries from well-known authors, and discuss self-expression poetry|
|Wednesday||Text-to-text connections: In theory||Describe how to make connections between texts, discuss significance of connecting texts, demonstrate how some texts influence others, and show how to prove a point in an essay through the use of text-to-text connections|
|Thursday||Text-to-text connections: In practice||Using familiar grade-appropriate texts, have students identify surface level connections and then move on to more meaningful connections between texts|
|Friday||Connections beyond just books||Discuss how works of art influence literature and vice versa, identify how any type of artistic expression can be influential, explain how artists themselves influence other artists|
1. Reading and Writing for Personal Growth
In this lesson, we will discuss how reading and writing can expand our world views by allowing us to see things from other perspectives and challenge our own viewpoints.
2. Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals
In this lesson, we will discuss the different ways to write for self expression. We will also discuss how writing for self expression will naturally lead to writing in different patterns, including essays, poems and journals.
3. Making Text-to-Text Connections Between Written Works
In this lesson, we will discuss connecting different writings to each other by learning about the authors, examining the literary elements, and reflecting on the writings.
4. Connecting Literature to Other Art Forms
In this lesson, we will explore how literature is connected to other art forms, including music, photography, and painting. We will also discuss how artists influence each other.
5. How to Compare & Contrast Ideas in a Reading Selection
The ability to compare and contrast the many ideas in one reading selection can be an overwhelming task. This video lesson gives a step-by-step method of how to successfully compare and contrast ideas in a reading selection.
6. Finding & Interpreting the Main Idea in Literature
Identifying the main idea of a piece of literature is essential to understanding the selection. In this lesson, we will explore the process of finding and interpreting the main idea in a piece of literature.
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