Current unit: Literary Analysis (Tuck Everlasting)
During this unit, students will learn how to analyze literature by learning about figurative language, making inferences, how authors develop characters and the theme of a text.
I can identify and analyze figurative language.
- I can identify simile, metaphor, hyperbole, and examples of personification.
- I can analyze the text by explaining what the author wants the reader to understand.
I can draw an inference from the text.
- I can draw an inference. (Aii)
- I can justify the inference with examples from the text.
I can explain how the author develops characters in the text.
- I can identify and describe a character in the text.
- I can justify my examples with examples from the text.
I can identify the theme of a text.
- I can make a claim about a theme the author explores in the novel. (Ai)
- I can explain how the author develops the theme throughout the story.
- I can support my explanations with text evidence. (Aiii)
I can identify similarities and differences between the text and movie.
- I can identify and comment on the similarities between the novel and the movie.
- I can identify and comment on the differences between the novel and the movie.
- I can justify these similarities and differences by using examples from the novel and movie.
Independent Reading - HomeworkStudents are required to read a book at home for 30 minutes per evening. This book should be a book he/she enjoys reading. All students will be required to talk and write about their book during class. Each student will be expected to complete projects on his/her independent reading book.