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English 7 ICS

English 7 ICS

2019-2020

Mrs. Frassetto and Mrs. Gavejian

Phone Number: 201-652-4555

Email:  egavejian@hohokus.org

 

 

 

Unit Highlights:  

  • The Middle School Experience in my words.  (Memoir Vignettes, Realistic Fiction, and Personal essays, poetry)

  • Interpretation through a Dystopian genre study

  • Interpretive Essay:  Themes in and across texts.

  • Informational:  

    • Reading and writing like a 21 st -century researcher:  Looking for answers to the big questions that we have.   Create our own Wiki pages

  • Argumentative reading and writing- create a Ted talk

  • Suspense and mystery

 

Social Issues Books Clubs









 

Dystopian Literature:

 

During this unit, students develop their critical thinking skills with more complex fiction sets.  They will analyze symbolism, deepen, their character analysis skills, and read critically with questions in mind.  Through the bends of this unit, students will focus on reading Dystopia in the shadow of literary terms. We will be reading with an emphasis on genre,  making knowledgeable predictions based on text. Students will study how communities go awry in dystopian worlds and consider how character archetypes play particular roles in these types of text

 

Tapping the Power of Nonfiction

 

 

Tapping the Power of Nonfiction:

Students will analyze informational text that relates across content areas. Readers will use tools and strategies to grasp the features and structures of informational text to better be able to comprehend informational text. When reading like a   researcher, students will come to understand that they need certain skills to tackle informational text in order to gather a strong understanding of text read.

 

Turning Research into Writing:

When writing about a complex issue or topic, it is important to present findings in a clear and organized way. In informational writing, writers draw conclusions based on research, not opinion, and they present their findings in a factual way.