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Joan Keiper Language Arts Undergraduate Degree-Secondary English Education Master’s Degree – Education with a specialty in reading [email protected] 610-395-8593 (ext. 2618). The Roaming Gnomes. Fun travel theme Monthly parties to encourage academic and social achievement

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Joan KeiperLanguage ArtsUndergraduate Degree-Secondary English EducationMaster’s Degree – Education with a specialty in [email protected] (ext. 2618)


The roaming gnomes
The Roaming Gnomes

  • Fun travel theme

  • Monthly parties to encourage academic and social achievement

  • Student recognition

  • Field trips


Literature

LITERATURE

Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poems, and Independent Novels


Reading comprehension
Reading Comprehension

  • Reading Strategies

    • Concluding

    • Inferring

    • Connecting

    • Predicting

    • Synthesizing

    • Monitoring


Literary terms and techniques
Literary Terms and Techniques

  • Studied in context and used in students’ own writing pieces

    • Imagery

    • Metaphors and similes

    • Symbolism

    • Theme

    • Conflict

    • Mood and tone

    • Personification

    • Point of view


Classroom activates
Classroom Activates

  • Socratic Circles

  • Lit Circle Discussions

  • Classroom Blogs and Forums

  • Reading Zone

  • Journaling

  • Writing Assignments

  • Small Group Discussions

  • Oral Presentations

  • Research

  • Essential Questions

  • Author’s Style

    Web 2.0 Projects


Writing
Writing

  • Concentration on Writing Process

    • Prewriting, drafting, editing,

      • conferencing, publishing

  • Prewriting – Webspiration

  • Journaling

  • Five paragraph essay

  • Writing assignments are integrated into literature study

    • (Essential Questions)


Grammar
Grammar

  • Study is integrated into literature and writing

    • Parts of Speech

    • Sentence Structure

    • Verbals

    • Complements

    • Punctuation

      • Games


Vocabulary
Vocabulary

  • Separate vocabulary book

  • Test every other Friday usually

  • On line practice sites for on level

  • Some vocabulary from stories and novels


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