• English Language Arts Curriculum Highlights
     
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     6th Grade Brochure
    7th Grade Brochure
    8th Grade Brochure
     
     

    6th Grade

    Cite textual evidence, draw inferences, and determine the validity of the information being shared from fiction and non-fiction formats

    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and provide a summary without personal judgment or opinion

    Define, identify, and analyze characters, plot, and author’s point of view in fiction as well as text structures in non-fiction

    Compare and contrast information from different forms and of different genres

    Increase the range and text complexity exposures and awareness of personal comprehension

    Plan, revise, and edit a personal narrative to include plot elements, dialogue, and sensory details

    Plan, revise and edit a compare and contrast essay to include research findings and maintain a formal format

    Plan, revise, and edit a persuasive essay to include scholarly citations that validate a thesis while using commentary to address a counterargument

    Plan, revise, and edit a research presentation to demonstrate a thorough understanding of a given topic based on scholarly sources

    Use Greek/Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words

    Determine the meaning of words in a text including figurative and connotative meanings, utilizing context clues

    Analyze the impact of word choice in a sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza to affect meaning and tone and how it fits into the overall structure of a text

    Apply proper use of grammar focusing on pronoun usage

    Plan for and participate in one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions to practice active speaking and listening skills related to grade six topics to build on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly



    7th Grade

    Cite textual evidence, draw inferences, and determine the validity of the information being shared from fiction and nonfiction formats

    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze the development over the course of the text to provide an objective summary

    Define, identify, and analyze characters, plot, and   author’s point of view in fiction as well as text structures in non-fiction

    Compare and contrast information from multiple forms and of different genres

    Increase the range and text complexity exposures and awareness of personal comprehension

    Plan, revise, and edit a personal narrative to include plot elements, dialogue, and concrete, figurative, and sensory details

    Plan, revise, and edit a compare and contrast essay to include research findings and maintain a formal format

    Plan, revise, and edit a persuasive essay to include scholarly citations that validate a thesis while using persuasive devices and convincing commentary to  address a counterargument

    Plan, revise, and edit a research essay to demonstrate a thorough understanding of a given topic based on  scholarly sources while incorporating next level complex and compound sentences

    Use Greek/Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words  

    Determine the meaning of words in a text including figurative and connotative meanings, utilizing context clues

    Analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetition of sounds on a specific verse or stanza in poetry or section of a story or drama

    Apply proper use of grammar focusing on noun and adjective usage

    Plan for and participate in one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions to practice active speaking and listening skills related to grade seven topics to build on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly

    8th Grade

    Cite textual evidence, draw inferences, and determine the validity of the information being shared from fiction and nonfiction formats

    Determine a theme or central ideas of a text and analyze the development over the course of the text to provide an objective summary

    Analyze character relationships and how dialogue or incidents in a story propel the action, reveal aspects of a character or provoke a decision in fiction

    Compare and contrast structures of two or more texts and analyze how the different structures contribute to the meaning of non-fiction

    Compare and contrast information from multiple forms and of different genres

    Increase the range and text complexity exposures and awareness of personal comprehension to read independently and proficiently

    Plan, revise, and edit a personal narrative to include plot       elements, dialogue, and concrete, figurative and sensory details

    Plan, revise, and edit a compare and contrast essay to include research findings and maintain a formal format

    Plan, revise, and edit a persuasive essay to include scholarly citations that validate a thesis while using persuasive devices and convincing commentary to address a counterargument

    Plan, revise, and edit a research essay to demonstrate a thorough understanding of a given topic based on scholarly sources while incorporating next level complex and compound sentences and mastering the use of works cited

    Use Greek/Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words

    Determine the meaning of words in a text including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of these words on meaning and tone, including analogies and allusions

    Apply proper use of grammar focusing on verbs and verbals

    Plan for and participate in one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions to practice active speaking and listening skills related to grade eight topics to build on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly