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LA 8 Scope and Sequence for 2005-2006

Language Arts 8: 2005-2006

 

1st Semester

Time Sequence

Lit. Analysis Skills

Representative Work(s)

Writing

Grammar

Vocabulary

Summer Reading

 

 

Fever, 1793, Laurie Halse Anderson

The Tell Tale Heart and Other Writings

by Edgar Allen Poe                     

 

 

 

1st 9 Weeks

  diction analysis

  figurative language analysis

  theme

  tone

  irony

  characterization

  conflict

  pov

  levels of questioning

  shared-inquiry discussion

 

 

Summer Reading

Short Stories:

"Jack and the Beanstalk" (fairy tale) (H)

"The Lady or the Tiger" – Frank R. Stockton (I)

"Monkey’s Paw"- W.W. Jacobs (I)

"Tell-Tale Heart"- Edgar Allen Poe (I)

"Ramond’s Run" – Toni Cade Bambara (I)

"The Dinner Party"- Mona Gardner (H)

Non-fiction:

 "The Giant Water Bug"- Annie Dillard (H)

   Summer Reading response journals

 

   Writing to show compositions (C)

 

 

      Review nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and  interjections

      Review parts of sentence: subjects, predicates, object complements, and subject complements (with sentence diagramming)

 

Stem focus:

          pre

          non

          uni

2nd 9 Weeks

  analysis of appeals

  analysis of images

  propaganda

  diction analysis

  figurative language analysis

  theme

  tone

  characterization

  conflict

  allegory

  symbolism

  shared-inquiry discussion

 

 

 

Various ads for analysis

Declaration of Independence (H)

Animal Farm by George Orwell (N)

 

 

 

 

 

 

      Narrative composition

      SMELL persuasion assignment (group assessment)

      Expository paragraph (C)

 

   Continue review of parts of sentence: subjects, predicates, object complements, and subject complements (with sentence diagramming)

  prepositional phrases

 

Stem focus:

          in

          syn

          multi

3rd 9 Weeks

 

 

 

 

  diction analysis

  imagery analysis

  figurative language analysis

  sound devices

  theme

  tone

  irony

  pov

Selected poetry (TPCASTT analysis)

Poets: Paul Laurence Dunbar, Robert Frost, Robert Tristram Coffee, Langston Hughes, Stephen Crane, Emily Dickinson, etc.

 

    Expository Paragraph (C)

 

      Phrases: prepositional, appositive, gerund, participial, and infinitive

Stem focus:

          mono

          micro

          poly

4th 9 Weeks

 

  hero journey archetype

  diction analysis

  figurative language analysis

  theme

  irony

  characterization

  conflict

  pov

  shared-inquiry discussion

 

 

      Shane by Jack Schaefer (N)

 

 

Expository essay (C)

 

 

      Clauses: Dependent vs. Independent

      Sentence Types

Stem focus:

          spec

          equi

          auto

 

2nd Semester

 

 

Main Texts:

The Language of Literature- McDougal Littell (Literature Textbook used on as-needed basis)

            Interactive Reader (consumable)

Language Network- McDougal Littell (Grammar Textbook used on as-needed basis)

Language Network Grammar Workbook (consumable)

*Crafting Expository Argument – Fourth Edition -  Michael Degen [ISBN: 0966512588]

*Animal Farm – George Orwell [Signet – ISBN: 0451526341]

*Shane – Jack Schaefer [Bantam – ISBN: 0553271105]

 

 

* Students purchase own copy