Freshmen: Reviewing Elements of Story

This week, students will begin their first piece of literature: a short story entitled “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell. We will use this story to review story elements, teach annotation, and introduce academic writing. Students will be given class time to read the story; however, any reading not complete in class will be finished independently at home.

We will also continue to build on readers workshop this week. Students will set goals on Monday and are expected to read each night in order to meet their weekly goal. On Friday, students will have class time to read as we engage in our first round of conferences.

Parents, how can you help?

  • Ask your child to explain readers workshop policies and procedures to you. Learn about goal setting and grading to ensure that both you and your child are informed this school year.
  • Talk to your child about our short story. What can be learned from Rainsford’s experiences? Why does it matter?