• Language Arts 6,7,8 Common Core Curriculum

    • Vocabulary: Academic and contextual vocabulary; Greek and Latin root words.
    • Grammar: Punctuation; phrases; sentence structure (simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex)
    • Writing: Informal, formal and on-demand writing pieces: constructed responses and essays (narrative, explanatory, and argumentative)
    • Literature: Short stories, plays, informational texts, novels, and poetry.
    • Reading Focus: Central idea/theme, story elements, text structure, literary elements
    • Speaking/Listening:  cooperative work, informal presentations

     6th grade Core Literature:

      • Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
      • The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
      • Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
      • Freedom Walkers by Russell Freedman

    7th grade Core Literature:

    • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton  
    • The Giver by Lois Lowery
    • The Illustrated Man by Ray Bradbury (This compilation of stories will be used at various times throughout the year)

    8th grade Core Literature:

    • Lord of the Flies by William Golding
    • Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare