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6th Grade

Unit Theme: Welcome!

Summer reading activities

Novel:Holes by Louis Sachar


Unit Theme: Telling Our Stories

Personal Narrative

Writing a Short Story

Novel: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech


Unit Theme: Listening  to Others Stories

Responding to Literature

Writing an Expository Essay

Film Biography: Temple Grandin

Novel: Hoot by Carl Hiaasen


Unit Theme: Perspective

Creating a Debate

Writing an Argumentative Letter


Unit Theme: Presenting Shakespeare!

Who was Shakespeare?

Delivering a monologue


7th Grade

Unit Theme: Welcome!

Summer reading activities

Novel:  Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick


Unit Theme: Creating an Illustrated Myth

Expository Essay


Unit Theme: The Influence of Advertising

Advertising and Teens


Unit Theme: Choices and Consequences

Novel: Tangerine by Edward Bloor


Unit Theme: How We Choose to Act

Creating and Presenting a Monologue

Shakespeare: Twelfth Night


8th Grade

Unit Theme: Welcome!

Summer reading activities


Unit Theme: Hero’s Journey

Novel: Hero theme independent choice novels

Definition essay

Hero’s Journey Narrative


Unit Theme: The Challenge of Utopia

Novels: The Giver/ Fahrenheit 451

Compare/Contrast Essay


Unit Theme: Voices of the Holocaust

Literature Circles-Book choice

Panel discussion and presentation

Multimedia Presentation


Unit Theme: How We Choose to Act

Shakespeare: Midsummer Night’s Dream/Presenting a monologue