Weekly Focus

3rd 9 Weeks

Novel Study-Flowers for Algernon

Argumentative Writing- Twelve Angry Men (Do you agree with the verdict that the jury found the defendant not guilty? Give evidence from the the story to back up your argument.)

Central and Main Ideas

Point of View 

Signposts- Text to Text; Text to Self; Text to World Connections 

Figurative Language- Using poetry to understand figurative language


4th 9 Weeks

Novel Study- Divergent

Writing Review 

Context Clues

Compare and Contrast 

Text Structure

Speaking and Listening