What We Are Learning

 

ELA 6

ELA 7

ELA 8

Literature

Groups are reading:

Sign of the Beaver

A Dog’s Life

Witch at Blackbird Pond

My Side of the Mountain

Skills on which we are focusing

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
  • Describe how a particular story's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
  • Students are also reading informational text on NewsELA
  • Students are working on the online interactive Classroom Inc. After the Storm

 

 

  • Identifying nonfiction text structure by citing specific text to support choice

Reading The Giver

Skills on which we are focusing:

  • Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
  • Students are also reading informational text on NewsELA
  • Students are working on the online interactive Classroom Inc. After the Storm

Reading The Outsiders

 

Skills on which we are focusing:

  • Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
  • Students are also reading informational text on NewsELA

 

English

Writing: Fictional Narratives Topic: Student Choice

 

Grammar Focus: Avoiding run-ons and shifting verb tense

Writing: Fictional Narratives Topic: Student Choice

 

Grammar Focus: Subject-Verb Agreement

Writing: Fictional Narratives Topic: Student Choice

 

Grammar Focus: Subject-Verb Agreement, Varying Sentence Structure