Castro's Traditional Reading Syllabus for 99-00
Scope and Sequence


Scholarliness is not just a set of expectations for all students to obey, it involves building character. Because scholars throughout all disciplines are examples of success, students should want to model their academic careers after those who exhibit scholarly behavior. Scholarliness is meant to encourage students to behave appropriately in the classroom and in society.



Because we are scholars, it is important to remember that we must abide by certain guidelines.

  • Bring all materials to class everyday!
  • NO HUNTING!This means that students are not to put each other down.
  • Respect yourself and others.
  • Come to class prepared to learn and be challenged and expect others to do the same.
  • Encourage others.
  • Participate and accept responsibility.

Grading scale:
Major Grade 40%
Quizzes 25%
Homework 15%
Daily 20%

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  1. looseleaf paper
  2. two pens
  3. two pencils
  4. three ring binder(can be shared with other classes)
  5. five dividers

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In an effort to make the best use out of our 90 minute block schedule (split into red and blue days), I have developed a basic layout of my teaching schedule.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Rubberband Activity Read Aloud Read Aloud Read Aloud Read Aloud
Journal Writing Journal Writing Journal Writing Journal Writing Journal Writing
Independent Reading
Shared Reading Shared Reading Shared Reading Shared Reading
Independent Learning Exploration Lesson/ILE Lesson/ILE Lesson/ILE Lesson/ILE
Silent Sustained Reading Silent Sustained Reading Silent Sustained Reading Silent Sustained Reading
Games Closure Closure Closure Closure

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Scope and Sequence

The following list is a tenative syllabus for this year.

  1. Scholarliness
  2. The Outsiders
  3. Living Up the Street
  4. Tales and fables
  5. "A Christmas Carol"
  6. Scholarliness Review
  7. The Pearl
  8. The Watsons Go to Birmingham
  9. Greek Mythology
  10. The Phantom Tollbooth
  11. the air down here

Several of these units have Lessons on-line. Be sure to check them out!
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updated July 20, 1999

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These pages were developed through GirlTECH, a teacher training program sponsored by the Center for Research on Parallel Computation (CRPC), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center. Pages copyright July 1999 by Sarah Fattore-Castro.
Thanks to the RGK Foundation and EOT-PACI for its generous support of GirlTECH.