Reading with Ms. Sebert

This page will help students with resources they might find helpful when looking at reading through a fictional literature lens, and then through a nonfiction, science-focused lens. 
We will be working with short stories, learning new vocabulary, analyzing elements of literature, and writing comparative essays. 

The original "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" text by Washington Irving





THE RAVEN, A POEM BY EDGAR ALLAN POE

Final Reading Assessment Examples - exceeds the ACES rubric


Elements of Literature to know:
PLOT
    exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution (denouement)
SETTING
CHARACTER
CONFLICT
    internal (vs. self), external (vs. other, vs. nature, vs. world)
POINT OF VIEW
NARRATOR
MOOD
THEME
IRONY

When we refer to the author's CRAFT, it means the ART of creating something - the way we create, how it is written and the conscious decisions we make as creators. We can discuss it in terms of other writers when we read their work, as well as when we write for an audience.

Science Reading Skills

We will be working on 
1. vocabulary using context clues
2. pre-reading skills (preview, predict, prior knowledge, purpose)
3. during reading - graphic organizers and how to choose which ones will help to organize & remember information
4. after reading - summarize, paraphrase, author's purpose
5. *Patterns in Science Reading*
And putting it all together into a science themed graphic novel

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