Reading I-II

The goal of level I-II is for students to summarize one paragraph of a passage while keeping the context of the entire passage in mind, and to explain the process by which they put their summary together. Students will learn to write concise answers to comprehension questions covering a whole passage.

● Level I Goals:

  • Learn to recognize the elements of persuasive writing

  • Interpret and evaluate arguments

  • Understand how descriptive language can be used to create impression, transmit mental images, and enhance the joy of reading

  • Create a precis (an advanced form of summary)

● 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 I-I/I-II - Recommended Reading List

1 - Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)

2 - Code Talker (Joseph Bruchac)

3 - The Time Machine (H.G. Wells)

4 - The Color of Magic (Terry Pratchett)

5 - Watership Down (Richard Adams)

6 - Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë)

7 - The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (Laurie R. King)

8 - The Hound of the Baskervilles (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)

9 - David Copperfield (Charles Dickens)

10 - Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)

11 - To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)

12 - archy and mehitabel (Don Marquis)

13 - I, Juan de Pareja (Elizabeth Borton de Trevino)

14 - Across Five Aprils (Irene Hunt)

15 - Farewell to Manzanar (Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston)