• 2019/2020 Curriculum Outline ELA

     

    6th Grade: Courage to be Me

     

     

    1 week bridge: August 26-August 30

     

    Information: (5 weeks) My Brain, My Possibilities: September 3- Oct.4

    • It’s All in Your Head1 week bridge: October 8-October 11Narrative: (10 weeks) Finding Courage Through Our Stories: October 14-January 10
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    • Foundational literature (fairy tales, myths, legends, fables, tall tales, Shakespeare etc.) (5 weeks)
    • Treasure Island (5 weeks)1 week bridge: (post) January 13-January 171 week bridge: (pre): January 27-January 24Argument: (9 weeks)Finding courage to find my Story: January27-April 3
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    • Dragonwings (4 weeks)/Lost Garden
    • William and Mary Autobiographies (5 weeks)2 week bridge: April 6-April 17Systems: (6 weeks) Courage to tell My Story: April20-May29

     

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    • Code Talkers
    • Chess (3 weeks)
    • Calligraphy(3 weeks)7th Grade: Triumph of the Human Spirit  
    • Argument: (14 weeks) focus on the past: September 9-December 20
    • 2 week bridge: August 26-September 6
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    • William and Mary persuasion/debate unit (research) (5 weeks)
    • Tom Sawyer (3 weeks)-argumentative paper
    • Call of the Wild (3 weeks)-argumentative pieces
    • Farewell to Manzanar (3 weeks)-debate2 week bridge: January 6- January 17Informational: (8 weeks) focus on present: January 21-March13

     

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    • Fighting Invisible Tigers(4 weeks)
    • Tom Sawyer/ Call of the Wild/Farewell to Manzanar informational pieces)(4 weeks)
    • Stand Up Comedy 2 week bridge: March 16 -April 3Narrative: (8weeks) focus on future: April 6 – May29

     

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    • Harrison Bergeron and 2018 movie (1 week)
    • Lit Circles (7weeks)    1 Week bridge: August 26-August 30Narrative: (8 weeks) Investigations of Tone and Mood: September 2-October 23 

     

    • Parent/Teacher conferences 23-25
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    • 8th Grade: Investigations
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    • Lit Circle: The Giver, House of scorpion, Jurassic park
    • And Then There Were None
    • The Adventures of the Speckled Band
    • The Tell-Tale Heart
    • The Raven
    • The Landlady
    • Narrative writing project2 week bridge: October 28- November 8Information: (7 weeks) Investigations of Technology and Inventions: November 11- January 17

     

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    • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2 weeks)
    • Bomb (2 weeks)
    • How to Think Like Leonardo (3 weeks)1 week bridge: January 21-January 24Argument: (9 weeks) Investigating Rites and Rituals of Passage: January 27-April 3
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    • Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy (4 weeks)
    • The Outsiders (book and movie)(4 weeks)
    • The Road Not Taken (1 week)2 week bridge: April 6-April 17Presentation Skills: (6 weeks) April 20-May 29

     

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    • Independent projects (3 weeks)
    • Presenting: projects, philosophy project, world geography project (tie ins from GT8) (3 weeks)