Ms. Capponi's Curriculum
My 8th grade English curriculum is based on the NYS
Common Core Curriculum which can be found here.
Units Assessments Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
includes intro activities and SEPT - The Personal Essay
basics of good writing. (Writing)
Short Stories Units includes basic literary terms OCT - Descriptive Settingand techniques. (Writing) Ashes of Roses Interdisc. Unit includes nineteenth century NOV - Literature Essay
immigration issues. (Reading)The Outsiders Unit explores eighth grade DEC - Book Talk Character Education themes. (Communication)WWI Poetry/Roaring 20's Interdisciplinary Unit includes JAN - Research Paperhistorical poems/letters/prose. (Reading)
Shakespeare 101 Unit includes the bard’s three FEB - Shakespearean sonnetcareers: poet, actor, playwright. (Writing)Holocaust Interdisciplinary Unit includes the memoir, The Cage MAR - Remember the Childrenand primary documents. (Communication)Memorial Project Unit includes a research paper, APR - Research Paper3-D memorial and a speech. (Reading)Memorial Project Unit See above for details. MAY - Memorial Speech This projects lasts through May. (Communication)Sixties: Protest and Progress Interdisciplinary Unit includes JUNE - Final Exam Portfoliomusic of protest/counterculture.
Any SIX of these assessments must be included in your final exam portfolio (2 reading, 2 writing, and 2 communication)
*Students are expected to read a book independently every marking period.
**Students may read a second book every marking period for extra credit.
***Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation will be integrated in each unit.
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