Week Book Author Grammar/Lit Composition
Q1, week 1
*POS: Parts Of Speech
The Mighty Miss Malone Christopher Paul Curtis POS*: Nouns (sing/plural; common/proper; concrete/abstract; collective; possessive) Write a personal essay on a memorable teacher/learning experience
2 The Mighty Miss Malone Christopher Paul Curtis POS: Verbs (action/linking/helping; tenses – present, past, future, progressive, perfect, modals, tense shift) Begin research paper on an important sports event from the past.* [History]
3 The Mighty Miss Malone Christopher Paul Curtis POS: adjectives (comparative/superlative; demonstrative) Adverbs (comparative /superlative; how/when/where/what degree) Finish research paper on an important sports event from the past.* [History]
4 Holes Louis Sachar POS: Pronouns (subject, object, possessive, reflexive, intensive, indefinite, antecedents); Articles; coordinating and correlative conjunctions; interjections Write a Madlib (reinforcing POS)
5 Holes Louis Sachar POS: locational, time, and relational prepositional phrases Begin a short story where setting is crucial
6 Holes Louis Sachar Review POS Finish short story
7 Poems 1 Poetic structure, vocabulary, rhyme, and syllables, types of poems Poem
8 Number the Stars Lois Lowry Subject/predicate; simple and complete subjects and predicates; simple sentences; diagramming Begin a historical short story
9 Number the Stars Lois Lowry Independent clauses and compound sentences; dependent clauses and complex sentences; who with restrictive and non-restrictive clauses; that/which clauses Finish historical short story
Q2, week 10 Boy Roald Dahl Narrative writing; Run-on sentences and sentence fragments; comma splices; interjections Begin autobiography
11 Boy Roald Dahl Explanatory writing; direct and indirect objects; diagramming Finish autobiography
12 Boy Roald Dahl Review sentence structure and diagramming Write an explanatory paper on something the student knows well.
13 Poems 2 Sound in poems; types of poems Poem
14 The Tripods John Christopher Capitalization rules Begin science fiction or fantasy story or research report on a science topic* (science)
15 The Tripods John Christopher Comma rules Finish science fiction or fantasy story or research report
16 The Tripods John Christopher Personal letters; dialogue rules Write a letter to someone
17 Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson Descriptive writing; simile, metaphor, personification, vivid language Write a dialogue
18 Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson Sound – onomatopoeia, alliteration, assonance Begin an interview paper on someone’s childhood
Q3, Week 19 Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson Review capitals, commas, letters, and dialogue Finish interview paper
20 Poems 3 Figurative and sound language in poems and review Poem focusing on figurative language and sound
21 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Synonyms and antonyms; denotation and connotation Descriptive paper
22 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Homophones Begin a comparison/contrast paper
23 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Other confused words Finish comparison/contrast paper
24 The Phantom Tollbooth Norton Juster Idioms Write a paper on a friend using narrative, description, and dialogue
25 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Research materials Review connotation, homophones, and idioms Finish paper on a friend
26 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Ordering information; transitions; focus (paper and paragraph) Begin research paper on another country* [history/current events]
27 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Persuasive writing; fact and opinion; identifying and evaluating support Continue research paper
Q4, Week 28 I Am Malala Malala Yousafzai Review Finish research paper with oral report
29 Poems 4 Types of poems, end-stop and enjambment, speaker Poem or evaluation of a poem
30 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Literary elements: setting, character, plot, and conflict Begin persuasive paper
31 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Literary elements: mood/tone, theme, the importance of setting and plot to these Continue persuasive paper
32 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Literary elements: discerning character; supporting assertions from the text Finish persuasive paper
33 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Final review/test No composition
34 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Final review/test Opinion paper on favorite book of the year
35 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Final review/test Continue opinion paper
36 Anne of Green Gables L. M. Montgomery Final review/test Finish opinion paper

*Compositions marked with a star tie into other learning areas as well as English (history, science, etc.). The specific area is indicated in brackets.

 

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