Our focus this year will be reading and writing! You will be reading and analyzing fiction and nonfiction, creating reading projects to show knowledge of novels, acquiring a new vocabulary bank, and learning how to write an argumentative essay to support your opinions.

Here are the Language Arts Unit plans for the school year:

Unit 1: Elements of a text
Story elements, text structure, writing process

Unit 2: Exploring Language
Sensory language, tone, mood, genre, sound devices, figurative language

Unit 3: Nonfiction…A Deeper look
Biography, text structure, argument, bias, persuasive techniques, research

Unit 4: Research
Documentation, note-taking, formatting, reflection, writing process