Language Arts

Students will identify the need for new historical accounts and construct interactive timeline of Michigan’s past.  Each student will adopt a different historical perspective, either Native American or European, to drive their timeline.

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In this lesson, students will learn about plot structure in fiction text pieces as well as the vocabulary words associated with plot. They will be able to identify the different types of character conflicts as well.

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During this three week unit, students practice and apply research skills while completing a project on a woman of their choice. Ideally, this project is taught around March, which is Women’s History Month. Summative assessments for this unit include the completed project and an annotated bibliography.

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In this three week unit, students will practice skills related to argumentative writing. They will ultimately write an argumentative/persuasive letter to the school board regarding school safety policy.

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In this unit, students learn how to use different summarizing strategies to determine the main idea and key details of a literary text.

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In this unit students will learn how to write opinion essays and persuasive letters. They will apply this learning in an authentic context by writing letters to persuade school staff, family members, or the Scholastic CEO of the importance of diverse books.

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The central idea of this unit is to understand and identify a variety of nonfiction text features as well as using them to create a feature article on an expert topic of your choice.

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The central idea of this unit is how sharing artifacts is a fundamental characteristic of humans that connects them to each other and culture.

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During this 10-day introductory unit, students will learn about text features and how readers use them to further their understanding of information presented in informational text. They will learn about different text features in print and electronic form--what they are and how they are used in both formats--through online activities, a scavenger hunt and collage creation.

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