I will be brainstorming my curriculum map for my Mixed Ability 8 students here. I will use last year's curriculum to start with and then continue to fit my ideas to what is essential for 7th and 8th graders to know in a Language Arts classroom.

List of units from 05-06:
  1. Student-Centered Setting of Expectations
  2. Writing Strategies
  3. Non-Fiction Blogging
  4. Race and Gender Study
  5. Vocabulary Book (Sadler-Oxford)
  6. AR Reading Program
  7. Maus Literary and Graphical Analysis
  8. Multi-Genre Study and Practice
  9. Modified Utopia Unit
  10. Modified Animal Farm Literary Analysis