English lessons and assignments for Casa Montessori Adolescents.
Lessons & Assignments
Click here for past assignments and lessons. (2022)
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- Review the lessons we covered on the six elements of fiction before winter break:
- Now, begin writing your dystopian story! Remember, stories must be appropriate for school. Other things to keep in mind:
- You must include all six elements of fiction!
- Be sure to use literary devices to make your writing stronger.
- A peer will review your story next week using the peer review sheet. I will assign one peer to read your story, but you can choose one this week if you are at this stage.
- Final stories are due Friday, January 20th.
- Grammar (4 total) for students who are assigned it.
- The answer key is on my desk in the black folder labeled grammar. **Be sure to have a PEER check and sign!!**
- Grammar (5 total)
- Continue your dystopian fiction story. This week, we will do peer review. Your story needs to be COMPLETED and reviewed by TWO peers by Friday. Remember: your story needs to include all six elements of fiction! Review the lessons (above) and elements that make a story dystopian if you are stuck. On Friday, you will turn in TWO peer review sheets that peers have completed for you (printed in class, or linked above).
- Final story due 1/20!
- Grammar for this week (4 total, due Friday)
- **If you did not finish your peer review last week, please complete and turn in!
- Then, edit your paper according to the suggestions of your peers and turn in a final draft by Friday, 1/20! Your paper should be free of errors and include all elements of fiction!
- We are beginning our unit on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak this week. As a class, we are reading the prologue and part one of the book.
- Click here for comprehension questions for each part. (Prologue and part one are due on Friday).
- No grammar for this week!
- We will connect Humanities and English this week as well. See the Humanities page for your worksheets.
January 30th-February 3rd:
“The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night.”