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English Language Arts

Welcome to the first semester of the 2017-18 academic year.  Each of the three middle school grade levels are working through vocabulary and grammar in addition to the following units of study:

8th Grade

Stickeen

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Identify character development in non fiction
  • Identify and analyze figurative Language including allusion
  • Utilize annotation techniques to analyze the book

The Outsiders

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Analyze difference and similarities between a book and movie, then evaluate their effectiveness.
  • identify and connect theme. Cite examples of where the theme is fulfilled
  • develop college and work readiness by creating a resume and writing business letters
  • Use themes in music to connect with themes in a book

Speech

Students will evaluate reasons why public speaking is an important skill:

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Identify the use of rhetoric in a speech.
  • Identify and utilize effective physical speaking characteristics
  • Write a persuasive speech addressing the prompt they have selected.

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6th Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8th Grade Commitment Creed