ELA Curriculum

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Here at Koontz Intermediate, we utilize the EL Curriculum for English Language Arts. It is a stringent educational program that incorporates analysis of novels, critical thinking, and thoughtful writing processes.
Feel free to explore the site below to familiarize yourself with the curriculum's contents. 

https://eleducation.org/who-we-are/our-approach


We will use the following novels to explore and attain various reading skills...
1. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
2. Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
3. Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
4. World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky 
5. Flush by Carl Hiassen


In addition to the above mentioned novels, we will examine non-fiction texts in various forms. You should observe your student access sites such as Newsela, Word Gen, I-Ready, and Epic. You may also see these articles and documents in tangible form.