Number the Stars
This week we will begin reading and discussing the novel, Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. Our focus this week will be on chapters 7-9. Students will be assigned comprehension questions to complete for each chapter we read. They will receive time in class to complete their work. Unfinished questions must be completed and returned the following school day.
On Tuesday (9/12), students will receive a study guide for ch. 1-7. They will receive time in class to complete this guide. We will go over the guide on Wednesday. The quiz covering chapters 1-7 will be on Thursday (9/14).
Article of the Week
The Article of the Week for this week is titled, Students Surprise Bullied Deaf Teen Whose Backpack Was Dumped in Toilet. Students are asked to use close reading strategies practiced in class. This requires students to read each article three times, making meaningful annotations with each read. Students will then answer the scaffolded questions at the end of each article. This assignment is DUE: Monday, September 18. Students will receive some time in class to work on this assignment.