Ms. Edwards – Social Studies and ELA, Third Trimester, 2017-18

5TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES

The American Revolution

  • Events and Effects
  • Declaration of Independence
  • Important Battles
  • Patriots vs. Loyalists

The Articles of Confederation

The Constitution

  • Three Branches of Government
  • Checks and Balances
  • Political Parties

The Louisiana Purchase

War of 1812

Industrial Revolution

Andrew Jackson

  • The Trail of Tears

Pioneers

The Civil War

  • The Underground Railroad
  • The Emancipation Proclamation
  • Causes and Effects
  • Reconstruction

Industrialization and the Growth of Cities

  • Factorization

World War I
The Great Depression
World War 2

Skills:

Cause and Effect
Map Skills – Reading Maps
Key Terms
Timeline Building – Reading and Writing Timelines

6TH GRADE ELA

Novel:

The Giver

Poetry:

The Unknown Citizen – W. H. Auden
Fire and Ice – Robert Frost
Masks – Shel Silverstein
And the Ghosts – Graham Foust
Anyway – Mother Teresa

Folk Tales:

“Rumpelstiltskin’s Daughter”
“Rumplestiltskin”

Writing:

Compare and Contrast
Poetry
Personal Narrative
Persuasive Letters
Expository Writing
Persuasive Essays

Grammar/Vocabulary

  • Words in Context – Using Context Clues
  • Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes
  • Antonyms/ Synonyms
  • Prepositions
  • Conjunctions and Interjections
  • Adjectives vs. Adverbs
  • Main, Helping, Irregular Verbs
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Comma Use and Run-on sentences

7TH GRADE ELA

Novel:

Jacob, Have I Loved

Fiction:

“The Long Way Around”

Non-fiction:

“A Letter to a Child Like Me”
“Homeless”

Poetry:

My Father’s Song
Uphill – Christina Rossetti
The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost
And the Ghosts – Graham Foust
Oranges – Gary Soto
Snow – David Berman

 

Writing:

Expository Writing
Persuasive Writing
Personal Narratives
Biography
Poetry

 

Grammar/Vocabulary:

  • Words in Context
  • Roots/ Prefixes/ Suffixes
  • Antonyms/ Synonyms
  • Subject/Verb Agreement
  • Prepositions and Conjunctions
  • Interjections
  • Main, Helping, Irregular Verbs
  • Comma Use and Run-on sentences

8TH GRADE ELA

Novel:

The Outsiders

Fiction:

Excerpt from To Kill a Mockingbird
From Little by Little  

Poetry:

Mother to Son – Langston Hughes
Nothing Gold Can Stay – Robert Frost
We Real Cool – Gwendolyn Brooks
Do not go gentle into that good night – Dylan Thomas
In Response to Executive Order 9066

Drama:

The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

Writing:

Personal Narratives
Persuasive Letters
Persuasive Essays
Poetry
Compare and Contrast

Grammar/Vocabulary:

  • Words in Context
  • Commonly Misused or Misspelled Words
  • Antonyms/ Synonyms
  • Prefixes/ Roots/ Suffixes
  • Prepositions, Conjunctions, Interjections
  • Run-On Sentences
  • Commas, Semicolons and other Punctuation