Independent Reading Assignments

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Do you have independent reading as a component of your curriculum? These assignments are meant to go along with any choice novel students are reading, and to be in conjunction with mini-lessons that are covered at the beginning of the period.

Students show their understanding of specific literary devices through their independent reading book.

What is included:

-4 one-page assignments covering plot, characterization, tone, mood, word choice, imagery, setting, conflict

-1 non-traditional book report

-1 book talk

-handout on characterization with template to brainstorm a character trait

-analysis paragraph template to help write a literary analysis paper

-student and teacher examples

-generic scoring rubric

Hope you enjoy and happy teaching!


Total Pages
19 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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