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This is for students who have completed Reading 7 but have not yet completed Language Arts 7. This course can be used for a year, or whatever is necessary, to get all caught up with language arts and ready for English 8.
Course Description: Students will read classic literature, expand their vocabulary, and create book reports, reviewing the plot and character development as well as evaluating the author’s choices and writing style.
How to use this course:
You will read one chapter a day or at least ten pages (if the chapters are really short). Every day you will choose one new word from your reading to look up. You can use this book list in order, or you can pick and choose. Before you choose from the extra lists provided, get permission from your parents to skip what’s remaining on the list if you haven’t read them all yet. The list is sort of easiest to hardest, but that is subjective. At the end of each book you will write a book report with the paragraphs as listed below. If you would rather give your report orally than present it written, you may. You could also make a PowerPoint or video. But whatever it is, it must contain each of these sections as paragraphs. For instance, don’t just write a list of characters. Tell someone about who they are and what they are like.
Climax and Resolution
How the main character developed or changed over the course of the book
Your thoughts on the book and author, with examples from the book
Up from Slavery Booker T. Washington
Told By Uncle Remus Harris
If you run out of books, here are two lists where you can find more readings: