English Language Arts Curriculum
2019-2020 Topics of Study in English Language Arts:

1st 9 Weeks:
-studying explicitly stated information in a text, and making inferences
-theme, main idea, and summarizing
-comparing and contrasting characters, settings, or events in a story or drama
-determining the meaning of unknown words and phrases
-vocabulary
-figurative language
-writing narrative essays

2nd 9 Weeks:
-theme, main idea, and summarizing
-explaining the relationships between two or more individuals, events, or ideas in a historical text
-text structure
-vocabulary
-figurative language
-writing informative essays

3rd 9 Weeks:
-point of view
-visual and multimedia elements in texts
-how an author uses reasons and evidence to support the points they are making in a text
-vocabulary
-figurative language

-writing opinion essays

4th 9 Weeks:
-how an author uses reasons and evidence to support the points they are making in a text
-studying information from several texts on the same topic
-comparing and contrasting stories in the same genre
-vocabulary
-figurative language
-writing opinion essays