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Unit 1 – English Language Arts
School: Pine Grove Middle
Unit Theme: Psychology of Identity and Fear Timeframe: 9 weeks
Reading Focus: Informational
Writing Focus: Argumentative
Grammar Focus: using complete sentences (eliminating fragments, run-ons, and comma splices), using correct punctuation (ellipses, punctuation and capitalization of titles), identifying how words are functioning in sentences, parenthetical citations using MLA format, verb voice (active/passive)
What is underlying fear?
What is your fear? Why?
After reading a selected novel, you will examine character fear and how this drives the development and theme.