bobbeym Posted September 29, 2012 Share Posted September 29, 2012 Okay, so we've traded in the literature textbook for a combination of NaNoWriMo YMP and literary works mostly selected by DS. My problem is that I don't know how long to anticipate we'll need to cover each book. I have no problem building in flexibility b/c I know some books we'll want to spend more time on, but to sooth my ADD brain I need to at least have a penciled plan for the entire year. I assigned 2 weeks to cover Secret Life of Walter Mitty only b/c it was short and I could stick it between a post-NaNo break and the holidays. Included in that 2 weeks are vocabulary words and a 1 page paper writing a new fantasy for Walter in the same style as the original story. Here's the books we're planning to read this year. Each book also includes vocabulary and a writing assignment. Animal Farm & Fahrenheit 451 - 6 weeks + comparison essay The Outsiders - 3 weeks I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - 3 weeks The Greek Gods - 1 week *this might be free reading Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - 2 weeks *may be discussion only The Princess Bride - 4 weeks *we may start this over the holidays Taming of the Shrew - 2 weeks Are my time schedules looking about right? I based them on how quickly I know DS reads in comparison to the length and complexity of the book. I also haven't sorted out what other writing assignments I'm going to give and I know that will impact my timeline. But his science is writing heavy with (7) 1-2pg video response essays, (2) 3-5pg research papers, and (1) 2-3pg argumentative essay, and we'll still need to schedule time for editing his NaNoWriMo novel. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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