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Second Trimester
5th Grade Social Studies

Exploration

  • Christopher Columbus

  • Explorers and Conquistadors

  • Spanish Empire Building

Settlement in North America

  • Northwest Passages

  • Voyages

  • Roanoke and Jamestown

  • Pilgrims and Plymouth

The 13 Colonies

  • New England

  • Middle Colonies

  • Southern Colonies

  • Colonial life

  • Colonial Economy

  • Colonial Government  

The French and Indian War

  • Causes and Effects of the war

The Road to the Revolution: Beginnings

  • Causes

Skills:

Cause and Effect

Map Skills - Reading Maps

Key Terms

Timeline Building - Reading and Writing Timelines



6th Grade English Language Arts

Novels:

A Christmas Carol

Fables:

Aesop’s Fables

Folk Tales:

“Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter”

Poetry:

Jabberwocky

Personal Narrative/Autobiography:

“The All-American Slurp”

“The Circuit

Writing:

Compare and Contrast

Personal Narrative

Persuasive Letters

Expository Writing

Grammar/Vocabulary/Skills:

  • Words in Context - Using Context Clues

  • Commonly Misused or Misspelled Words

  • Adjectives vs. Adverbs

  • Antonyms/ Synonyms

  • Articles

  • Subject/Verb Agreement

  • Punctuation Use

  • Using Dialogue 
  • State Test Prep


7th Grade English Language Arts

Fiction:

“The Long Way Around”

“Debbie”

Poetry:

My Father’s Song

Novels:

A Christmas Carol

Jacob, Have I Loved

Non-fiction:

“A Letter to a Child Like Me”

Writing:

Expository Writing

Persuasive Writing

Personal Narratives

Grammar/Vocabulary/Skills:

  • Words in Context

  • Commonly Misused or Misspelled Words

  • Antonyms/ Synonyms

  • Verb Tense

  • Commas, Semicolons,  and other Punctuation

  • Adjectives, Adverbs and Parts of Speech

8th Grade English Language Arts

Novels:

The Outsiders

A Christmas Carol

Fiction:

“Amanda and the Wounded Birds

Non-Fiction:

“Am I An American?”

Biography:

“Eleanor Roosevelt: On Her Own”

Poetry:

In Response to Executive Order 9066

Writing:

Personal Narratives

Persuasive Letters

Grammar/Vocabulary/Skills:

  • Words in Context

  • Commonly Misused or Misspelled Words

  • Antonyms/ Synonyms

  • Adjectives

  • Adverbs

  • Subject/Predicate

  • Verb Tense

  • Commas, Semicolons and other Punctuation

  • State Test Prep