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What We Are Learning & When

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Unit 1  Introductions, Expectations, Practice with Teams & Canvas, Writing Samples

Unit 2 -Sept. 8 – Oct. 2

Reading-Narratives/Short Stories

Grammar & Writing:-Correct Apostrophe Usage/Writing Stages-Prewriting/Thesis Writing

Unit 3-Oct. 5 – 30

Reading: Informational Texts/Essays

Grammar & Writing:

  • Essay format (intro, body, conclusion)
  • Intro (end w/thesis)
  • Body (structure - topic sentence, etc.)
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Verb tense

Unit 4-Nov. 2 - Nov. 20

Reading: Poetry

Grammar & Writing: 

  • Elaboration & description
  • Transition words
  • Comparative
  • Superlative
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions

Unit 5-Nov. 23 - Dec. 18

Reading: Short Stories/ Dramas

Grammar & Writing:

  • Recursive nature of writing
  • Combine sentences
  • Commas
  • Semi-colons
  • Eliminate fragments & run-ons

Unit 6-Jan. 4 – Feb. 12

Reading: Paired Texts (Fiction with Nonfiction)

Grammar & Writing:

  • Research questions
  • Search/credible sources
  • Avoiding plagiarism
  • Using facts/opinions as evidence
  • Claim; identify counterclaim
  • Quotation marks
  • Pronouns & agreement

Unit 7-Feb. 16 – Mar. 26

Reading:

PERSONAL JOURNEY UNIT – short story, memoir, essay, informational text

  • Grammar & Writing: 
  • Eliminate double negatives
  • Targeted remediation on writing skills
  • Review all writing prompts for understanding

Unit 8-Mar. 29 – May 7

Reading: informational text, poem, myth, fable

Grammar & Writing: Creative writing – graphic stories, comics, poems