Standard: Reading Process:
3. Monitor own comprehension by adjusting speed to fit the purpose, or by skimming, scanning, reading on, looking back, note taking or summarizing what has been read so far in the text.
5. Independently read books for various purposes.
Standard: Reading Applications: Literary Text
3. Distinguish how conflicts, parallel plots and subplots affect the pacing of action in literary text
4. Interpret universal themes across different works by the same author.
8. Analyze the authorís use of point of view, mood, and tone.
9. Explain how the authors use symbols to create broader meanings.
Standard: Writing Process:
5. Use organizational strategies to plan writing.
10. Use technology to compose text
17. Prepare for publication
Standard: Writing Applications:
2. Write responses to literature that organize an insightful interpretation around several clear ideas, premises or images and support judgments with specific references to the original text, to other texts, authors and prior knowledge.
Standard: Writing Conventions:
Use correct spelling conventions
Use correct capitalization and punctuation
Use clauses and phrases
Use parallel structure to present items in a series and items juxtaposed for emphasis
Use proper placement of modifiers
Guidelines for Effective School Libraries
Benchmark A Students utilize libraries for aca-demic achieve-ment and life-long learning. (Library Aware-ness and Lifelong Learning)
Grade 10 Indicators:
1.† Access the library facility in person and remotely when needed.
2.† Seek advice and input from the library media specialist or
library staff member as††††† needed.
3.† Select library materials and equipment based on information or personal need and recommend items to include in the high school library media center.
Benchmark C Students† investi-gate information through indepen-dent discovery, peer collabor-ation, and inquiry learning.† (Library Organization)
Grade 10 Indicators:
4.† Locate resources using a title, subject, or author, keyword and advanced searches search in the card catalog or online public access catalog.
Benchmark F Students practice responsible usage and ethical behavior when using library media center materials.† (Responsible Usage)
Grade 10 Indicators:
3.† Understand that parents must sign the district Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) and that it sets the expectations for appropriate usage of school materials e.g. books, textbooks, computers, the Internet, etc.
Pre-assessment will begin with asking the students if they know how to search the internet effectively, website evaluation, and online catalog system for the school library.
Students will verbally commit to understanding the skills. If a student(s) does not feel comfortable with these skills, after the presentation of assignment the Library Media Specialist of the Classroom Teacher will give individual instruction.
Students will be graded throughout this assignment. Students will have two weekly assignments that will be graded. The final assessment will be in the form of a written report of about the author, a creative presentation of the time period and writing from the authorís perspective.
Students will be scored on all aspects of this project using rubrics. Students will also be filling out self assessment of their work, but will need to justify their grade.
4. The Library Media Specialist will discuss ways to do the creative presentation of the time period and journal writing from the authorís perspective using technology.
5. The teacher/Library Media Specialist will randomly assign authors that have been selected for this assignment.
6. After the class has clarified assignment, the students will begin their research.
Students with educational needs may have extra time to work on this project. The Library Media Specialist and classroom teacher will be available before and after school for assistance with answering questions and research.
The students will be contacting the teacher via e-mail or a paper handed† in twice weekly. The students will have to keep the teacher informed of what websites, books, or other information the students are researching.
Students will be researching† a decade of the authorís life. Including but not limited to: politics, inventions/scientific discoveries, fashions, fads, or lingo. This can be linked to other disciplines with the help of other teachers.
Vocabulary will be different for each of the students.
Library Media Specialist will instruct students on different ways to present the information they have researched such as: websites, power point presentation, or even videos.
Keep students on task by walking around the class while they use the wireless laptops. Also encourage students to utilize the book collection for literary criticism of the authorís work.
Assignment Sheet/ Rubrics
Written by Barbara Grant and Barbara Roth