- Students read a wide range of print to build an understanding of texts, of themselves, and of the cultures of the United States and the world. -NCTE standards
- Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.-NCTE standards
- Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions (e.g., spelling and punctuation), media techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss print. -NCTE standards
- Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.-NCTE standards
- Evaluate and thoughtfully respond to literature and products through the craft of study.
- Read, review, and reflect on a variety of written works by professionals and peers.
- Understand the importance of written reviews in our literate lives.
- Recommend and persuade peers to read and try out different products and book selections.
- Use self-reflection and formative assessment to improve their quality of writing.
- Participate with an online book review community.
- Use technology tools to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, experts, and other audiences
- Use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and ideas effectively to multiple audiences
- Use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
- Learn to think critically about objectively about ones own reading and writing.
Students will explore writing food reviews as part of a larger unit of study on review writing. Ongoing formative assessment will guide the way in helping the teacher and students study, evaluate, and write their own reflections of literature and the world around them.
Students will explore writing movie reviews as part of a larger unit of study on review writing.
In this unit, students will investigate three areas of the review genre: food, movies, and books. Ongoing formative assessment will guide the way in helping the teacher and students study, evaluate, and write their own reflections of literature and the world around them.