1st Quarter

  • Plot
  • Story Elements (setting, characters, theme, mood, tone, point of view)
  • Conflict (internal/external)
  • Make/Confirm Predictions
  • Make Inferences/Draw Conclusions
  • Figurative Language
  • Narrative/Descriptive/Reflective Writing
  • Revising, Editing, Paragraph Structure, Topic Sentences, Thesis Statement
  • Parts of Speech
  • Complete Sentences (fragments, run-ons, etc.)
  • Quotation Marks
  • Punctuation, Capital Letters, Spelling
  • Context Clues (all year)
  • Academic Vocabulary (all year)
  • Content Vocabulary (all year)
  • Communication (be a positive group members/speak with others in a group)

 

2nd Quarter

  • Text Structures
  • Text Features
  • Fact/Opinion
  • Main idea/Supporting Details
  • Author’s Purpose
  • Summarize
  • Expository Writing
  • Revising, Editing
  • Paragraph Structure
  • Topic Sentences
  • Types of Verbs
  • Subject/Predicate
  • Contractions/Apostrophes
  • Compound Sentence
  • Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Communication (present to peers)
  • Communication (listen while others present)

3rd Quarter

  • Research Skills (choosing and citing sources, plagiarism, paraphrasing/note-taking)
  • Main Idea/Supporting Details
  • Word Parts (roots, suffixes, prefixes)
  • Pronouns/Antecedents
  • Use Adverbs Correctly
  • Maintain Correct Verb Tense

 

4th Quarter

  • Fact and Opinion
  • Types of Poems (haiku, limerick, free verse, ballad, etc.)
  • Poetic Devices (rhyme, rhythm, etc.)
  • Figurative Language (review)
  • Poetry Analysis
  • Poetry Writing (portfolio)
  • Class Novel/Books Clubs
  • Review ALL Reading Standards