This is the ever changing curriculum for the Mixed Ability 8th Graders on the Discovery team at Cresthill Middle School. This curriculum was mostly designed over the past year, but is now being adapted to an official curriculum map by the Language Arts department. This curriculum map is devided into months, and so then will this on-line curriculum resource. I hope to match my curriculum as closely to the established map as possible. In order to do this, I will be referencing a digital version of this map as often as I can.



Month

Department Curriculum Map

My Curriculum

August

·             Independent Reading

·             Vocabulary

·             Grammar

·             Library

·             AR+

·             Vocabulary Book

(Sadlier-Oxford)

·             Student-Centered

Expectation Setting

 

September

·             The Writing Process

·             Multi-Genre Study

and Practice

·             Authentic Writing

Strategies

October

·             The Reading Process

·             Review:

The Short Story

·             Narrative Text (Fiction):

The Novel

 

·             Modified Utopia

Unit

·             Modified Animal

Farm Literary Analysis

November

·             Narrative Text (Fiction)

 

December

·             Narrative Text:

Non-Fiction

·             Non-Fiction

Blogging

January

·             Expository Text

·             Research

·             Race and Gender

Study

February

·             Poetry

·             Grammar & Usage

 

March

·             Writing Review

·             Reading Review

·             CSAP

·             CSAP Prep

April

·             Novel #2

·             Maus Literary and

Graphical Analysis

May

·             Drama #1 or Novel #3