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Literary Survey Class – 7/8th Grades

Date: September 4, 2015 Author: Charmaine Wistad Categories: 7 - 8 0

Hello Students & Parents of my 7/8th grade Literary Survey Class.  I’m so glad you’ve chosen to join me as we study and enjoy Mark Twain’s classic novel, The Adventure of Tom Sawyer. Now that we’ve had our first lesson, I have some further information and instructions for you. *See the bottom of post for the reading schedule.*

Tuesday Students: Most of you received your books and bookmarks. (If you were absent, you will receive these next week. So listen to the audio version for this week’s assignment.) Please be very careful with your books and be sure to bring them with you to class each week. Your weekly reading assignment, as well as your “topic”  is on your bookmark. Be sure to jot down the page numbers that refer to your “topic” if it comes up in your reading assignment.

In addition to the physical book, you have the option to listen to the audio version via Google Drive. You have each received a personal email address.  Be sure to log in to Google, access your email address and change your password to something easy to remember. You should then find an email invitation from Brad Johansen to access Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer audio files. Click on the link and it will take you to that page. At the top right you have a choice of viewing the files in a List or Grid view. The List View will show you how to access each individual disc. At this time I have not quite figured out how to go directly to a particular chapter, but I am working on that. As Mr. Johansen explained, some of the individual files are very short. So you can highlight and select several at a time for more continuous play.

Thursday Students: Your books were not available at the first lesson, so you only have the option to listen to the audio version this first week. But once your books arrive (we should have them by your next lesson) we ask that you be very careful with your books and be sure to bring them with you to class each week. Your weekly reading assignment, as well as your “topic” will be on your bookmark. Be sure to jot down the page numbers that refer to your “topic” if it comes up in your reading assignment. Please do that even this week, although you do not have your bookmarks yet, you do know your topic.

You have each received a personal email address.  Be sure to log in to Google, access your email address and change your password to something easy to remember. You should then find an email invitation from Brad Johansen to access Mark Twain – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer audio files. Click on the link and it will take you to that page. At the top right you have a choice of viewing the files in a List or Grid view. The List View will show you how to access each individual disc. At this time I have not quite figured out how to go directly to a particular chapter, but I am working on that. As Mr. Johansen explained, some of the individual files are very short. So you can highlight and select several at a time for more continuous play.

All Students & Parents: Below is the reading schedule for the entire course. Please be diligent to keep up. You may read or listen ahead, but then please review the assigned chapters each week so that they are fresh in your mind for each lesson.

Week 1  (9/1 or 9/3) – Chapters 1-3
Week 2  (9/8 or 9/10) –  Chapters 4-6
Week 3  (9/15 or 9/17) – Chapters 7-9
Week 4  (9/22 or 9/25)  – Chapters 10-12
Week 5  (9/29 or 10/1) – Chapters 13-15
Week 6  (10/6 or 10/8)  – Chapters 16-18
Week 7  (10/13 or 10/15)  – Chapters 19-21
Week 8  (10/20 or 10/22)  – Chapters 22-24
Week 9  (10/27 or 10/29) – Chapters 25-27
Week 10 (11/3 or 11/5)  – Chapters 28-30
Week 11 (11/10 or 11/12)  – Chapters 31-33
Week 12 (11/17 or 11/19)  – Chapter 34-36 & Conclusion
Week 13 (12/1 or 12/3) – No assignment
Week 14 (12/8 or 12/10)  No assignment
Week 15 (12/15 or 12/17) No assignment

thank you for your cooperation,

Charmaine Wistad







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