Reading HII

The goal of level HII is for students to summarize a paragraph of a passage by identifying key words and the relationships between them and to write concise answers to comprehension questions covering two paragraphs.

● Level H Goals:

  • Distinguish the author’s personal perspective from factual statements

  • Identify the organization of points and story elements

  • Identify important points and how the ideas support the author’s claim

  • Interpret descriptive language to understand the author’s perspective and intention in the passage (this skill is vital for creating summaries of passages)

  • Ability to analyze passages critically

● Good Work Skills in this level include:

  • Reading directions and examples carefully

  • Reading passages for comprehension

  • Thinking critically

  • Answering independently

  • Using capitalization and punctuation correctly in sentences

  • Ability to correct independently (don’t forget to grade every day!)

● Time Goal:

  • The study time goal is 20-30 minutes per day

  • Your Instructor will continually adjust the pages to adhere to this goal

● Grading Reminders:

  • Students must be able to learn from their mistakes daily

  • Take the time to grade and let them find and correct their own errors independently

  • Students can use what they have learned and apply it to the next day’s assignment allowing them to move smoothly and independently through the assignments

  • Do not count off for minor mistakes

  • Answers may not be word-for-word from the answer book, but they should have many of the same components and ideas

Reading HI/HII - Recommended Reading List

1 - Jacob Have I Loved (Katherine Paterson)

2 - The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)

3 - The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)

4 - Kidnapped (Robert Louis Stevenson)

5 - The Old Man and the Sea (Ernest Hemingway)

6 - King of the Wind (Marguerite Henry)

7 - Fever, 1793 (Laurie Halse Anderson)

8 - Cry, the Beloved Country (Alan Paton)

9 - The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsène Lupin (Maurice Leblanc)

10 - The Story of My Life (Helen Keller)

11 - So Much to Tell You (John Marsden)

12 - Around the World in Eighty Days (Jules Verne)

13 - Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World (Jennifer Armstrong)

14 - Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Mildred D. Taylor)

15 - Daddy-Long-Legs (Jean Webster)