Ms. Capponi's Curriculum
My 8th grade English curriculum is based on the NYS Common Core Curriculum found here.
Find Your Voice/Schooled:
includes intro activities and SEPT - The Personal Essay
basics of good writing. (Writing)
Short Stories Units includes basic literary terms OCT - Descriptive Settingand techniques. (Writing) Ashes of Roses Interdisc. Unit includes nineteenth century NOV - Literature Essay
immigration issues. (Reading)Book Clubs unit includes realistic fiction
which explores eighth grade DEC - Blogging Character Education themes. (Communication)
WWI Poetry/Roaring 20's
interdisciplinary unit includes JAN - Research Paper
historical poems/letters/prose. (Reading)
Shakespeare 101 Unit
includes the bard’s three FEB - Sonnet
careers: poet, actor, playwright. (Writing)
Holocaust Interdisciplinary Unit includes the memoir, The Cage MAR - Closing Argumentand primary documents. (Communication)Memorial Project Unit includes a research paper, APR - Research Paper3-D memorial and a speech. (Reading)Memorial Project Unit See above for details. MAY - Memorial Speech This projects lasts through May. (Communication)Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie realistic fiction unit focuses on JUNE - Final Reflection
the transition from middle school
to high school.
SIX of these assessments must be included in your final exam portfolio (2 reading, 2 writing, and 2 communication)
*Students are expected to read a book independently every marking period.
**Students may read a second book every marking period for extra credit.
***Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation will be integrated into each unit.
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