Curriculum Map: IB Literacy 2013-2014 Cluster 8b~ Magee Dates Reading Units Aug./Sept. Launching the Workshop (**Academic classes bring both Literacy NBs to Whitmore’s class) Sept./Oct. Inference within Fiction VG: TKAM A: Flowers for Algernon (Short Stories) Oct. Theme study VG: TKAM A: Flowers for Algernon Nov./Dec. Nonfiction Reading VG/A: Night Jan. Relaunching Independent Reading Lives Critical Analysis (OM&M) Feb./Mar. What do I want the students to consider? RNB expectations Book Choice Responses (Good, Bad, and Ugly) Building the World of Story How can I show thinking without just retelling information? Identifying meaningful text Following threads across a text Connecting across texts How has this piece made me think in new ways? How can I challenge my reading life? April Poetry May Exploring Genres: Plays (Inherit the Wind) Digging into a text and making more… What does the author want us to think about? Finding mentor poets and poems Exploring culturally diverse and unique poetry Organization Voice Writing Launching the Workshop Capture the Moment What do I want the students to consider? WNB expectations Writing Territories Ownership Conventions Zooming IN on meaningful moments Imagery and Picture Pushing Details Flash Fiction (Short story) *Woodhead Street Journal Elements of Story Genres Dialogue/Conventions Literary Essay Literary Present Tense Organized citations Conventions Community-centered issues Presentation of facts Writing with purpose Understanding Perspectives/audiences Debate piece Persuasive Piece (My Turn) Poetry **Stacy Barnett Poetry Slam Reflection What do I have to say? How can I write it uniquely, concisely, powerfully? Who do I want to reach? Where have I been? Where am I going?