Language Arts

Students will write a research paper about a topic of their choosing (something they want to learn more about) or a digital story, blog, website, etc. The focus of this learning cycle is for students to learn how to determine what is/isn’t a credible source, fake news. vs. real news, and how to present an argument/subject they are passionate about in a meaningful way.

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Unit 1 is a five-day unit on narrative structure. The linked blueprint breaks the unit down by day featuring an agenda for each day and linked resources for each activity, including face-to-face and online lessons.

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Unit 0 is a four-day introduction to English 9 A and orientation to both SSR and the course’s blended format. The blueprint breaks the unit down by day featuring an agenda for each day and linked resources for each activity, including face-to-face and online lessons.

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This unit is focused on figurative language, covering common core standards in language, literature for reading, and speaking and listening with the final assessment.  It is designed to be used with a workshop model, where there is some form of opening for brief instruction, partner and/or independent work time, and a closing time for sharing within each lesson.

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This unit walks students through a variety of activities revolving around George Orwell's book '1984'.

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This unit engages students in a variety of different reading standards through face to face and online components. In this unit, students will practice many skills to aid them in reading and understanding nonfiction texts. 

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Students will view a short video in which questions have been embedded to activate their interest.  They will then read the story of the Last True Hermit, Christopher Knight.  Knight lived for 27 years in the woods of northern Maine before being caught.  He survived by building a camp deep in the woods and stealing from cabins in the surrounding area.

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This document provides ideas to increase fluency and confidence for emerging readers.  These ideas can be used during whole-group or small-group reading sessions, guided reading groups, or independent practice.

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This unit includes a combination of fourth grade writing and social studies standards. It focuses on research and public discourse. 

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This 8th grade unit highlights main events of the Civil Rights Movement and navigates to the life of Jackie Robinson and watching the movie 42. 

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