Throughout the year, we will be using the 365 Days of Wonder Precepts, which are inspirational quotes that can help the kids understand larger concepts of life. Each month I give them a precept, and the students tell me why they thought the author wrote the piece and what the piece means to them. There is a follow up question for the students based on the quote itself.
We will be reading several books throughout the year like Wonder, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry, and a Laura Ingalls Wilder book that will go along with our Minnesota History unit. We will be reading other books throughout the year, as well.
Throughout each novel, the students will have periodic quizzes as well as a final assessment at the end.
The students will have a weekly vocabulary quiz on Mondays covering words given to them the previous week.