Unit 1 – Reading/Writing Interactive Notebook Idea collection that will continue throughout the year to end with a personal narrative in June Continuous work on grammar and revision through daily oral language and other mini lessons that connect to units throughout the year
Unit 2 - Independent Reading Focused on developing independent reading strategies and elements of short stories Continued throughout the year through independent reading and reading logs and/or projects
Unit 3 - Argument Paragraph Begin to learn the basics of developing a strong, effective argument that is supported with evidence from text
Unit 4 - Informational Reading Focused on the elements of informational text and how to analyze text to gain more information
Unit 5 - Informational Writing Using elements learned from the previous two units to improve informational writing skills with a focus on the text structure of cause and effect
Unit 6 - Argument Essay Continuing to build on informational writing skills by learning to construct a strong, effective argument supported with evidence with both personal experience and credible secondary sources.
Unit 7 - Narrative Reading Increased focus on analyzing the elements of plot and characterization using model text in conjunction with students’ independent reading
Unit 8 - Literary Essay Using elements learned from the previous two units to integrate informational/argument writing and narrative text
Unit 9 - Personal Narrative Focused on using the skills learned throughout the year with the ideas collected to write a focused short story with the proper elements of a personal narrative
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