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Holly Reichle

Holly Reichle
2015-2016 Syllabus
6th -8th grade Reading and Literature

August 10-August 28th – Students will compare and contrast English and American Sign language and become familiar with language separation techniques and bilingual strategies to be utilized during the school year.

September 2nd – December 18th  – We will be reading three novels as part of our fiction unit.  Students will also complete daily Mississippi College and Career Readiness strategy specific lessons.  The following Mississippi College and Career Readiness objectives will be specifically addressed…

  • Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
  • Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

October 12th-November 20th – Students will complete a six-week unit on individual reading fair projects.  Students will also complete daily Mississippi College and Career Readiness strategy specific lessons.  The following Mississippi College and Career Readiness objectives will be specifically addressed…

  • RL. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text
  • RL. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
  • RL. Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

November 30th  – December 18th – Students will complete a four-week unit on poetry and sonnets.
Students will also complete daily Mississippi College and Career Readiness strategy specific lessons.  The following Mississippi College and Career Readiness objectives will be specifically addressed...

  • Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
  • Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

January 4th- February 12th – Students will complete a six-week non-fiction unit.  Students will also complete daily Mississippi College and Career Readiness strategy specific lessons.  The following Mississippi College and Career Readiness objectives will be specifically addressed…

  • RI.  Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  • RI.  Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  • RI.  Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
  • RI. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RI  Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

February 15th – March 11th – The students will complete a four-week unit on reference material and using technological resources.  Students will also complete daily Mississippi College and Career Readiness strategy specific lessons.  

March 21st  - April 15th – Students will complete a three-week unit on short stories. Students will also complete daily Mississippi College and Career Readiness strategy specific lessons.  The following Mississippi College and Career Readiness objectives will be specifically addressed…

  • RI. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  • RI. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
  • RI  Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • RL. Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.

April 25th - May 6th – Students will complete a two-week unit on MCT 3 test preparation.