• READING books with glasses and apple  

    Key Ideas and DetailsCite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences     drawn from the text. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
    Craft and StructureDetermine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
    Integration of Knowledge and IdeasCompare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch. Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
    Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. 

     Comprehension Skills
     Book Clubs
     8/29 - 10/14
    Personal Narratives
    Compare and Contrast
    Words of the Wiser
    Ah Ha Moments 
    Inside Out and Back Again
    (3 weeks);
    Pictures of Hollis Woods
    Maniac Magee
    Sing Down The Moon
     Search For Delicious
     10/17 - 11/18
    Growing Up
    Again and Again
    Memory Moments
    Tough Questions 
    The Graveyard Book
    Moon Over Manifest
    Deadend in Norfelt
    Walk Two Moons
    Where the Red Fern Grows 
     12/5 - 12/16
    Harris Burdak StoriesHarris Burdak Stories
    Harris Burdak Stories
     1/3 - 2/10
     Contrasts & Contradictions
    Quoted Words
    Absolute Language 
    The Hobbit
    Wrinkle in Time 
    Phantom Tollbooth
    Dark is Rising
    Lightning Thief 
     2/27 - 4/7
     Ancient Civilizations
     Contrasts & Contradictions
    Words of the Wiser
    Ah Ha Moments 

    Mara, Daughter of the Nile
    Golden Goblet
    Ides of April
    Detectives in Togas
    Nobody's Princess
    Bronze Bow
     4/17 - 5/19
    Man v Nature
    Again and Again
    Memory Moments
    Tough Questions 
    White Fang
    Roll of Thunder
    Banner in the Sky
    Kon Tiki
    5/23 - 6/10 
     Rescue 911
     Tough Questions
    Numbers and Stats 
    Night to Remember