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John Adams

Middle School

Language Arts
Curriculum for the Year:

NWEA MAP testing (fall, winter, spring)

MCA testing (spring)

Action 100 (IRLA, genres, conferencing)

Bell work (prefixes, roots, suffixes, figurative language, grammar, Wuzzle, Throwback Thursday)

Context clues, vocabulary, dictionary practice (The Most Dangerous Game, Balderdash)

Summarizing (film strip)

Narrative writing (My Life’s Highway, Root Monster, Character sketch)

Mini-research

Step-by-step writing (How-to, Oreos)

Compare & Contrast (videos and short stories)

Story structure/plot and character development (Pixar shorts, Author’s Purpose, Point of View)

Figurative Language (music, movies, posters)

Poetry (Central theme)

Woodsong (Iditarod, Iron Will)

Persuasion (debate, advertisements)

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