Roll Call by Malcolm Rose

Unit: Follow the Evidence

Focus Question: What is the role of science and people in solving crime?

So Far in Class

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We are reading together the novel Roll Call by Malcolm Rose. In this novel we will follow 16 year old Forensic Investigator Luke Harding as he attempts to solve a series of murders with only one thing in common, all the victims share the same name - Emily Wonder.

Through listening to a read aloud novel, reading a series of articles and an FI Report, we will use our reading comprehension strategies to help discover who is behind a series of murders and perhaps save a life. Oh and just to make things a little more exciting, Luke, our main character, must solve the crimes and save the latest EW to disappear before he too falls victim. Headed toward London and Luke is a destructive tsunami. Will Luke solve the case before it is too late for everyone?

Each week we will be updating to our Readers Notebook with information related to comprehension strategies including narrative elements. In your binder you will create graphic organizers to help you keep track of the important information. Be sure to bring both your Readers Notebook and binder to class with you everyday. Don't fall behind.
(Remember, every time we add something to our Reader's Notebook, it is important to add the item to your table of contents.)

Week 1
Reading Comprehension Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension Strategy: Predicting Using prior knowledge to answer the Focus Question
  • Reading Comprehension Strategy: Predicting Using Text Features

Week 2
Chapters 1 & 2

Readers Notebook
  • Characters: Traits sheet
  • Reading Strategy: Using Clarifying Questions
Graphic Organizers
(We have created pages to track the important information. Below are other formats you may want to use.)

* for completion by hand or electronically

* for completion by hand or electronically

* to be completed using a device

* for printing and completion by hand

Graphic Organizer Updates
  • For the first few weeks I will be uploading the information we add to the graphic organizers in class. However this is only until we gain confidence to do it on our own so don't expect it to be here for the whole unit. (Really, this is only intended as a double check for those who what to check/update their work because they missed class.)

Chapters 1 & 2 Evidence (combined responses from all classes)

Chapters 1 & 2 Futuristic Society (combined responses from all classes)

Class ppt
including Journal Entry number 3 (3 Questions)

Week 3

Chapter 3
This week Luke takes a bit of a break from his work to meet up with Jade and attend a Year Birth concert with Emily Wonder, the opera singer, preforming.

Class Activity: Looking for the Evidence
Question: What does Luke think about Emily Wonder's performance?
Step 1: Look for the evidence in the text pages 18 - 22, highlighting and annotating relevant information
Step 2: Brainstorm evidence (class activity) & Organize ideas (class activity)
Step 3: As a class help write the draft using the organized ideas as our guide
Step 4: Revise ~ look at paragraph 3; as table teams make recommendations on how to make the paragraph stronger

Class ppts
Luke Report - Created by 7A, 7B, 7C

Now it is time to try this individually
Step 1: Use a highlighter and pen (for annotation) to find the evidence that will support your opinion about what Jade thinks of the concert
Step 2: Organize your ideas

Week 4

Notes: Revising and Editing your report
(Report Due November 2 - 7C & November 3 - 7A & 7B)

Revision 1

Revision 2

Revision 3 & Editing

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8