2017-2018 Curriculum and Syllabus
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As a part of the EL Education curriculum, we will read the following books throughout the school year: 
Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief  
by Rick Riordan
D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Bud, Not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
by Laurence Yep
Frightful's Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

In English/Language Arts we will focus on:

·         Citing text to prove our thinking when answering questions about what we have read

·         Theme

·         Plot

·         Figurative language

·         Comparing and contrasting text

·         Reading and comprehending fiction and non-fiction

·         Writing argumentatively, fictionally, narratively and poetically 

·         Using technology for writing

·         Conducting research and citing sources using both technology and books

·         Collaborative discussion

·         Public speaking and presentation

·         Vocabulary building and word parts