ELA Curriculum


Here at Koontz Intermediate, we utilize the Great Minds: Wit & Wisdom 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. 

We will use the following novels to explore and attain various reading skills:
1. Bud, Not Buddy
2. Out of the Dust 
3. Blood on the River
4. Written in Bone
5. I am Malala (Young Reader's Edition)
6. Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World

In addition to the above mentioned novels, we will examine non-fiction texts in various forms. You should see your student access sites such as Newsela and IXL. You may also see these articles and documents in a physical form.