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Unit 2 : The Thrill of Horror! 


This unit focuses on author's purpose (Reading Standard 6 of the Language Arts Florida Standards).  This quarter we will discuss how authors use style and suspence to create chilling tales and incorporate those elements into our writing.  We will focus on correcting commonly confused spellings and creating complex sentences with appositive phrases.



Unit Outline: 


October 17th: Students will be able to write a RARE paragraph and create text-based responses to prompts. 

                        WICOR Strategies: RARE paragraph.ppt  Text selections: "I Was Almost Home"by Craig Morgan  and "The Little Match Girl" by Hans Christian Anderson. 

October 19th: Students will be able to analyze an author's intentions through an alalysis of a character's dialogue and actions.  Students will be able to participate in collaborative and respectful discussions. 

                        WICOR strategies:  Say_Do_Mean_Chart-2gk0zom.doc , Quickwrites and Phillisophical Chairs. Text Selection: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

October 23rd: Students will analyze specific word choice to determine the author's method for creating suspense. 

                        WICOR strategies: Rate my understanding, Say_Do_Mean_Chart-2gk0zom.doc , GIST Text Selection: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe

October 24th: Students will evaluate specific word choice and details to determine characterization. 

                        WICOR strategies: Annotating the text,  FourCornersDirections_Poe_Lesson.docx .  Quiz: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe- Characterization and Author's purpose. 

October 26th: Students will examine the development of argumentative essays and articles. Students will be able to identify and discuss how the structure of an essay makes it more or less effective.

                        WICOR strategies: Charting the text, Annotating the text, Costa's House Question creation. Text Selection: Portrait of a Psychopath by Denise Mann