English Language Arts

This Week's Topics:

1. Finding central ideas in informational texts.

2. Determining narrator's perspectives in texts.

3. Using Evidence-Based Writing starters (EBWS) when citing from texts.

4. Reading the novel The Pigman.

Vocabulary Terms:

1. ELA Toolkit
2. Unseen terms from comprehension texts in class

3. Academic Vocabulary

4. Literary Terms

Guiding Questions:

1. Can I cite specific details from a text to support my answer?

2. Can I distinguish the difference between first person, third person omniscient, and third person limited in a text?

3. Can I use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in a text?

Important Dates:

Unseen Comprehension Test #9 - January 12, 2015

Grammar Test (Transitions) - January 15, 2015


(Assignments will be added or deleted depending on schedule.)

Monday, January 12, 2015 - Complete Worksheet

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 - Read Chapter 7 in The Pigman

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - WriteSource Workbook pg. 179

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - Have a GREAT 4-day weekend!

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