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ENHANCING LITERACY 10 Period 6 (Period 6) Assignments

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Past Assignments

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IXL Diagnostic Questions

COMPLETE: 35-40 Diagnostic questions at IXL to establish baseline for the semester

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"The Hill We Climb" by Amanda Gorman

Explore the poem and its author, answer questions.

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MIDDLE OF YEAR Diagnostic at Renaissance Learning (CW)

  • Check of Mid-Year Lexile reading growth using STAR Reading Assessment
  • Access through Schoology

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THE GREAT THANKSGIVING LISTEN: Interview Planning Sheet

  1. GETTING STARTED
  2. QUESTION PREPARATION

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WRITING TO SOURCES "Where Is Here?" pg 81

Assignment
With your group (or individually), write a brief narrative that extends the scope of “Where Is Here?”
Make sure that your narrative stays true to the characterizations, style, and tone of the story.
 
Choose one of the following topics:

Write a prequel that reveals the stranger’s past.
  • Who is he, and which details of the story he tells to the family are true?
  • What is the stranger’s goal in visiting the house—does he simply want to see his home again, or does he have another, more sinister reason for
    wanting to return?

Write a sequel in which the stranger returns to the house after some time has passed.
  • How has he changed, having seen his childhood home earlier?
  • How is he greeted by the family this time?
  • Are the mother and father more or less suspicious of him and his motives?
 
Write a police report filed after the stranger leaves.
  • Imagine that the mother and father call the police to report the incident.
  • What kinds of questions are the police likely to ask about the stranger?
  • What kinds of answers are they likely to receive?

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WORD STUDY - Adverbs of Manner (-ly) "Where Is Here?"

Complete sections

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Research to Clarify pg 43 (R) - "House Taken Over" pgs 37-42

Research to Clarify

  • Read "House Taken Over" pages 37-42
  • Choose at least one unfamiliar detail from the text.
  • Briefly research that detail.
  • In what way does the information you learned shed light on an aspect of the story.
  • Submit a paragraph that answers the following questions:

1. What unfamiliar detail did you choose to research
2. Why did you choose it?
3. What did you discover?
4. How did it shed light on an aspect of the story?

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EXTRA CREDIT - LAPL Student Success Card

In honor of LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH / NATIONAL LITERACY MONTH

10 point READING extra credit
Submit photo of your current LAPL Student Success Card!
 

NOTE: Additional 10 point Reading Extra Credit if agreeable to submitting

photo of yourself with your success card for Banning HS Librarian's newsletter.

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INVICTUS - Vocabulary.com Practice AND Questions

Complete Questions 1-6 and submit in Schoology

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INVICTUS - NEWSELA

Complete Quiz and Write Response in NEWSELA

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READING SKILLS ASSESSMENT (Newsela)

Read and Complete quizzes for all THREE assigned articles