Scope & Sequence

 

 1st Semester

2nd Semester 

 1st Six Weeks  4th Six Weeks
Short Story Unit (8 Weeks)
Outside reading: The Crazy Horse Electric Game

Key Concepts: Analyzing Short Stories, Grammar, Opened Responses, Writing,  Six Traits, Satire, Voc. development .

Focus Skills:  Comprehension of Short Story elements,

Plot and Setting

Foreshadowing

Symbolism

Character and theme

Flashback

Protagonist & Antagonist

Narrator and voice

Irony

Point of View

Reading Comprehension of Literary text, genre focus, media literacy

Reading Strategies:  evaluating, summarizing, analyzing, predicting, inferring, and compare/contrast.

TEKS:  1ABCDE, 2ABC, 5ABCD, 6, 7, 8, 9CD, 12, Fig. 19AB, 13ABCDE, 14A, 15C, 17ABC, 18AB, 19, 24ABC, 24, 25, 26

 Outside readingTom Sawyer
Key Concepts: STAARS, Plot Structure, Theme, Characterization
 Focus Skills: Elements of a Drama

Foil

Figurative language

Monologue

Soliloquy

Aside

Irony

Tragedy

Characterization

 

 

TEKS:  1, 2ABC, 5ABCD, 6, 7, 8, 9ABCD, 19AB, 12ABCD, Fig. 19AB, 14, 15C, 17,18, 19. 

 2nd Six Weeks  5th Six Weeks
Nonfiction Unit (3 Weeks)
Outside Read :Night

Key Concepts:  Analyzing nonfiction, Grammar,  Writing, Comprehension of expository text, Nonfiction outside reading, Greek/Latin roots, OER's

Focus Skills:  Comprehension of nonfiction.

Autobiography

Biography

Personal/expository

Logic and persuasion,

Author’s purpose

Memoirs

Historical narrative

Media workshop

Thesis

Tone and cultural context

Rhetorical devices

 

TEKS:  1ABCDE, 2ABC, 6,7,8, 9ABCD, 10AB, 12, Fig. 19AB, 15A, 17, 18, 19

Novel Unit: Lord of the Flies 

Key Concepts:   Grammar, Vocabulary,  Writing, Media Literacy, 
Focus Skills:  Literary Terms, Setting, critically evaluation text, writing OERs, reading comprehension, focusing on inferring and drawing conclusion, vocabulary.Focus skills:  Reading Strategies:  summarizing, making inference about characters and theme, comparing and contrasting scenes, interpreting images
 

Writing Skills:  writing with appropriate focused, logical arguments

TEKS:  1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10AB, Fig 19AB, 14B, 16ABCDE, 17, 18, 19

  

Research Unit 

Key Concepts:  Research Process, Grammar

Focus Skills:  Brainstorming, outlining, gathering sources, paraphrasing, summarizing,  information paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, evaluating and synthesizing information, p[resenting information, using a style manuals

TEKS:  15C, 20AB, 21ABC, 22ABC, 23ABCDE

 3rd Six Weeks  6th Six Weeks
Poetry Unit (8 Weeks)
 
Novel: A Christmas Carol 
 
Key Concepts:   Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, OER's
 Poetry/Poetry writing (3 weeks)
Focus Skills:  Poetry Elements
 

Meter

Rhythm

Rhyme

Rhyme scheme

Parallelism

Personification

Hyperbole

Understatement

Irony

Symbolism

Lyric

 

 

Reading Strategies:  Inferences, analyzing mood, imagery, tone, drawing conclusions about meaning, and applying background knowledge, monitoring comprehension
 

TEKS:  1, 2, 3, 5ABCD, 12, Fig. 19 AB, 14b, 17, 18,19

The Odyssey 

Key Concepts:  The Writing Process, Analyzing an epic poem, Grammar, Vocabulary, Literary history

Focus Skills:  Epic Elements

Epic hero

Conflict

Characterization and plot

Analyzing epic, myth, archetype, heroes

Reading Strategies:  analyzing figurative language and cause and effect relationships, identifying  sequence and making inferences about theme,

Writing Skills:  Planning, structure, revising, editing, organization, sentence fluency, voice, word choice, and conventions.

TEKS: 1, 2ABCD, 3, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, Fgi. 19 AB, 13ABCDE, 14A, 17. 18. 19

  
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