Welcome to Middle School Language Arts
Karen C Caccavale NBCT
8TH GRADE: We are currently studying the Holocaust. In addition to reading Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl and A Long Walk to Water, each students has chosen a supplemental Holocaust related book and is completing a Journal Project, documenting and reflecting on their readings. (Due March 19th)
7TH GRADE: We are working on the novel: Before We Were Free by Julia Alvarez & will continue reading short stories and essays she has written.
6TH GRADE: Students will continue their Literature Circles tasks, taking roles as Facilitator, Illustrator, Summarizer, Word Wizard, and Investigator, as they read and analyze the new novel: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. Next week we will continue working on argument writing: PEA (Point, Evidence, Analysis) as we analyze literature. THURSDAY HOMEWORK: READ CHAPTER 17
Tests-50% (Tests, Projects, Speeches, Final Essays)
Homework-15% (If I give a quiz about the previous night's reading, it counts as a homework grade!)