Is it better to take risks of be safe?
How can a person’s decisions and actions change his/her life?
In the face of adversity, what causes some people to prevail while others fail?
What does it mean to be a survivor?
When is silence more powerful than truth?
· Apply knowledge of language to comprehend fully when reading/listening.
· Determine and clarify meaning of unknown words and phrases.
Reading Informational Text:
· Cite textual evidence to support your conclusions and determine topic, main ideas and supporting details.
· Determine author point of view
· Cite textual evidence to support conclusions and determine central themes and supporting details in literature.
· Analyze how complex characters develop and advance plot and theme.
· Start and participate in collaborative discussions.
· Present information clearly and logically.
· Adapt speech to a variety of tasks.
· Produce clear writing appropriate to task.
· Strengthen writing with planning and revision.
· Use technology to produce and publish work.
· Write informative texts
· Conduct research projects to answer a question
· Gather information from relevant sources
· Body Paragraph/Essay
· Most Important Passage
· SUBSEARCH P.S./Active Reading
· Identify broad, narrow, and main ideas
· Understand author’s purpose
· Respond to a variety of question types (RT, TS, AM, VOC, OMO)
· Presentations formal/informal
· Cooperative Learning Groups
· Socratic Seminars
· Double Column Notes
· Modeled Fluent Reading
· Actively participating and Engaging
· Survivor Research Project