Please join us this Friday for our next summer elective credit class, Literacy & Life Skills. This is a great opportunity to earn one more elective credit before school starts this fall. Two excellent teachers lead this class with a focus on a positive learning environment and individualized attention. Please call 402-502-8534 with questions and see our previous post for more info.
Literacy and Life Skills: Friday, July 21 – Friday, August 4 (9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. weekdays)
Students will have the opportunity to self-select from a variety of novels and read a wide selection of short stories, plays, articles and poetry. Daily writing, field trips and hands on learning will also be implemented when students incorporate the Sixteen Habits of the Mind. Students will:
- Use strategies and graphic organizers before, during, and after reading to aid in the construction and enhancement of meaning.
- Identify and explain the significance of the essential literary elements of novels (i.e. character, setting, conflict, plot, climax, resolution, theme, tone, and point of view).
- Respond in discussions and in writing to works of fiction, non-fiction, and diverse cultural perspectives by using personal, literal, interpretative, and evaluative questioning.
- Engage in informal writing assignments (i.e. reader response, free writing, focused free writing, prediction, response journals) to experience the different elements of the writing process.
- Engage in formal writing assignments utilizing all stages of the writing process.
- Write, revise, and edit an autobiographical essay.