English Language Arts Grades 5-8          Teachers' Page 

"The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying afterwards"


--Anatole France--


In an efffort to better serve you, resources have been divided into the categories on the sidebar. We are in the process of providing links to information which has been collected from a variety of sources. One of our main sources is our exceptional teachers who create classroom materials of excellence. If you have a lesson, a powerpoint, a site, or other information that you want to share on this page, please e-mail me at SharonRogers@cps.k12.ar.us. Because cyberspace is a changing entity, you may find links that are no longer working. Please let me know when you find those. The curriculum department welcomes your questions, ideas, and suggestions. Our teachers are our greatest resource.

Pacing  Guides

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th Grade

8th Grade


Importance of Frontloading Strategies

There are a number of websites that have many materials that might be useful, including updates on research, sample lessons and unit ideas, and upcoming regional and national events.


The official site of the National Council of Teachers of English includes sample lessons, articles, and listings of state, regional, and national conferences.


The official site of the International Reading Association has significantly increased their postings for teachers.


Middleweb has a special focus on the needs of learners in early adolescence, and is teacher-friendly.


A project of the Annenberg Foundation, there are always new video telecasts of literacy instruction from exemplary classrooms available for viewing, as well as workshop guides and model lessons. You will need to create a free account to view these lessons.

Clipart and Photo Resources

Clip Art Images Will Grab Your Students Attention...Using clipart images on your worksheets, lesson plans, quizzes, tests, exams, puzzles, and homework will motivate your students.