We have begun our time together with reading the novel Phoenix Rising written by Karen Hesse. This novel is rich with vivid vocabulary words and figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification, etc.). The story is engaging for students as the main characters are children of a similar age.
- Students will understand the parts of a story.
- Rising Action
- Falling Action
- Character Roles
- Man v. Nature
- Man v. Man
- Man v. Himself
- Man v. Society
- Man v. Circumstances
- Students will take various vocabulary and character tests.
- Students will revisit sections of the text during writing instruction so that they may learn directly from Karen Hesse.