|Much of the text will be read together in class but should be read a
second (or even third) time at home so that comprehension is complete.
Class time will also be spent doing extension activities. The class
will do an in-depth study of the state of Illinois. We try to take
field trips to local areas of interest that reinforce some of the
Take a look at the textbook's website. It
is a great resource for students to reinforce what is discussed in class.
We will be using this site in the computer lab to review what we have
read each day from the book. The students will be graded on the
review activity that is completed. Its grade is worth a regular
worksheet type of a grade.