“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Dr. Seuss
Edgar Allen Poe
We will read a few poems and short stories from this horror-suspense writer as we learn about how mood and details are created.
A Christmas Carol
As we read about Scrooge, we will analyze how authors create character. We will also discuss symbolism, figurative language, and theme.
The Diary of Anne Frank
We will jump into the past and learn about the Holocaust through the journal of Anne Frank and others who went through it. We will analyze how characters influence their surroundings as well as how the characters themselves are influenced by their environment.
--SLO Practice with Short Stories--
Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)SRI reading test:
- The SRI provides us with really valuable information on your reading level and how we can improve it. You will use your SRI score to help you decide which level you should be reading at in the Newsela articles. Generally, it is expected that a student should raise their SRI score by 100 points throughout the school year (25 points per quarter)
- You can expect to take the SRI approximately 4 times throughout the school year (1 benchmark at the beginning of the school year, and once at the end of every quarter)
- Grading Rubric:
- Level 4- at or above grade level (SRI 1050 at the beginning of the year/ 1100 by the end of the year)
- Level 3- between 1000 and current grade level (end of year 1050-1099)
- Level 2- between 950 and 1000 (end of year 1000-1049)
- Level 1- 900 or below (end of year 999 and below)
- ***For students who are just not at grade level for reading, the first SRI test is just a benchmark. After that, the grade will be altered to show your growth. The rubric to show growth is as follows:
- Level 1- remained at the same level
- Level 2- improved 1-10 points
- Level 3- improved 11-24 points
- Level 4- showed at least 1 quarter's worth of growth (up 25 points since your last SRI assessment