Middle School English & Language Arts
 
5th Grade English & Language Arts
Reading and Vocabulary
Reading fluently, on-level, by using Strategies for Decoding Tricky Words
Recognizing point-of-view of narrator
Giving details to support main idea
Explaining cause and effect relationships
Making connections to self, text, and the world
Recognizing and creating similes and metaphors
Using context clues, synonyms and antonyms
Writing original sentences using newly-learned vocabulary words

Writing
Punctuation
Capitalization
Spelling
Using a combination of simple, compound, and complex sentences
Narratives
How-to papers
Descriptive essays
Persuasive articles
Friendly letters  

6th Grade English & Language Arts
Reading and Vocabulary
All of the reading skills covered in fifth grade
Recognizing protagonists and antagonists
Diagramming plot charts
Foreshadowing
Recognizing and creating personification and hyperboles

Writing
All of the conventions covered in fifth grade, plus
Creating multiple-paragraph compositions
Using descriptive adjectives
Using clarifying adverbs
Prewriting, Drafting, Editing, Revising, and Publishing
Using semicolons, using commas to enclose appositives, and using commas to separate introductory clauses and phrases
Business letters
Trickster tales  

7th Grade English & Language Arts
Reading and Vocabulary

All of the reading skills covered in sixth grade
Explain the effect of point-of-view on a given narrative text
Interpret devices of figurative language including metaphor and oxymoron
Analyze the development of conflict and individual characters
Interpret the effect of tone, imagery, flashback, foreshadowing, symbolism, suspense, and irony on the meaning of literary texts

Writing
All of the conventions covered in sixth grade
Organize written works using prewriting techniques
Revise writing to improve clarity, tone, voice, content and idea development
Use information from multiple sources in writing
Book Reviews
Creative Writing: Fantasy Fiction  

8th Grade English & Language Arts
Reading and Vocabulary
All of the reading skills covered in seventh grade
Interpret devices of figurative language
Analyze a given literary text to determine its theme
Create responses to literary texts
Compare/contrast literary texts from various genres

Writing
All of the conventions covered in seventh grade
Use grammatical conventions of written Standard American English
Revise writing to improve clarity, tone, voice, content, and idea development
Edit for the correct use of written Standard American English
Creative Writing: Plays
Research Reports
 

 

 

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