brain.jpgI will use a variety of strategies and skills to comprehend and interpret fiction. I will also read with fluency, silently and aloud, to support my comprehension. I will also use a variety of strategies to expand my reading vocabulary.





Semester 2


February is Black History Month.


"The People Could Fly: American Black Folktale," by Virginia Hamilton


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"Encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.,"

by Maya Angelou, part of her autobiography












Maya Angelou on Dr. King and courage...





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"The Noble Experiment," by Jackie Robinson,

as told to Alfred Duckett,

part of Robinson's autobiography















Semester 1

"Casey at the Bat," by Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Vocabulary: 1) patron - person who supports, 2) multitude - a large group, 3) melancholy - depressed, 4) doff - to tip as a greeting, 5) writhe - twist and squirm, 6) defiance - bold disobedience, 7) haughty - arrogant or cocky, 8) grandeur - impressiveness, 9) unheeded - not noticed, 10) visage - facial expresion, 11) tumult - confused noise, 12) bade - ordered.







Lee Samuel, Student, Atlanta, Georgia reciting his favorite poem on FavoritePoem.org.





"The Scholarship Jacket," by Marta Salinas




"A Retrieved Reformation," by O. Henry