English Language-Arts
Our classroom novel studies and more!
Articles we read and discuss:
An Epidemic of Loneliness
Our Plastic Oceans
Let Children Get Bored Again
What Happens To Your Brain When You Give Up Sugar?
How Tap Water Became Toxic in Flint, Michigan
Could Humans Really Live On Mars?

5 Ways to Listen Better

DEEP DIVES The Veldt by Ray Bradbury A Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury The Landlady by Roald Dahl The Landlady by Roald Dahl (video) The Lottery by Shirley Jackson The Emissary by Ray Bradbury The Lindworm- A story told by Martin Shaw Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe Tell Tale Heart video The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe The Raven video Welcome to Nightvale podcast Mike Rowe podcast Gary Paulsen The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry There Will Come Soft Rains by Ray Bradbury ACTIVISM PROJECT Activist Website- Americans Who Tell the Truth Dear Future Generations by Prince EA 10 Amazing Kids Who Have Changed the World Poster Requirements Women of Water- How 6 women are raising their voices and using technology to lead the charge for clean water MISCELLANEOUS

SIYAH music video
Day of the Dead facts
Notetaking for Homework
Sample EOG passages

PROBE requirements
Summit Time options

Box Project
Box Project video- Caine's Arcade

Everyone Around You is Grieving- Go Easy
Just Good Videos!
12 Days of Christmas Animals
Buster the Boxer
Man on the Moon
The Bear and the Hare
Monty the Penguin
Moz the Monster
The Long Wait
The Journey

Character Traits
Plot Diagram/Story Mountain
Elements of a Short Story
The Present
Pixar in a Box- Intro to Storytelling

Poetry Analysis

EOG Vocabulary

Cesar Chavez video

Greensboro Sit-In Franklin McCain

History of Racism and Immigration

Freedom Riders
Unchained Memories
The Real Green Book

Sarah Gudger Audio Reenactment Interview

Essay Contest- Three Things That Matter Most

Women's History Month- A Mighty Girl

The Disarming Case to Act Right Now on Climate Change- Greta Thunberg

You're Not Everyone's Cup of Tea


August 27th-October 30th:

Text: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Audio Version Ten Signs You Might Be a Half-Blood- fun quiz What Makes a Hero? (video) The Myth of Prometheus Prefix Packet requirements Prefix List Citing sources- Good vs. Bad

October 31st-January 9th:
Text: Bud Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Presentation of images Bud, Not Buddy audio version Bud, Not Buddy reading packet due January 18th, 2019 Suitcase project Steve Jobs speech Steve Jobs speech PDF Barack Obama speech 2009 (transcript) Barack Obama speech (video) History of Jazz Jazz facts If by Rudyard Kipling ESSAY FORMAT Examples of Tone: Toy Story Frozen Mary Poppins Ice Cube interview (one curse word)
January 9th-February 1st:

Text: Dragonwings by Laurence Yep
The Lost Garden excerpt by Laurence Yep
Kite Assessment
San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 video

February 11th-April 12th
Text: Flush by Carl Hiaason How Wolves Change Rivers video World Without ___________ Project
April 22nd-May 31st: 
Text: Frightful's Mountain by Jean Craighead George


Helpful Links:
EL Curriculum (Learn more about the curriculum we use as our framework.)

Common Core State Standards (All you ever wanted to know about Common Core!)
Parent Portal (Keep an eye on your child's grades and assignments)
NCCCS (This site will answer any questions you have about public school curriculum)
Seven Habits  (These 7 Habits are what guide us through everything we do at school to help us become positive leaders with outstanding character!)
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


PROBEs (16 due May 1st)
- Finish Frightful's Mountain novel
Vocabulary Booster notebook (110 words due May 8th)
- 4 pieces of writing on digital portfolio (memoir, informational essay, argument essay, imaginative narrative- they will get a final grade for these as one combined grade)
- poem created from argument essay topic
- weekly EOG vocabulary quizzes (about 3 more)
- falcon fact poster (started in class, most are finished)
- bird display (Ameigh homeroom only)
- Frightful's Mountain quizzes
- Frightful's Mountain end-of-book test
- Peer editing (in class)
- Summit Time online reading responses
- 2 agenda checks