Literacy Calendar

Technology Infused Project/Component

Reading Unit

+ Key  NJSLS

Writing Unit

+ Key NJSLS

Writing & Grammar Skills

Approx.

Begin

Approx.

Ends

 

Reading History

Summer Reading

NJSLSA.R1-R3. R6

RL.8.1-3; RL.8.9; SL.8.4

Character Interview

NJSLSA.W2, W5, W6

Capitalizing and Formatting Titles: F.14, F.15, F.16

September

September

View online news clips

On Demand Informational Reading/Argument Writing Performance Assessment

Research Simulation Task

 

September

September

 

Short Stories

RL.8.1; RL.8.2; RL.8.4

Literary Analysis

W.8.1A; W.8.9

* Independent and Dependent Clauses

*Conjunctions

*Commas: F.1, F.2, F.3, F.4, F.5

September

October

Cross-Curricular Project

(Google Slides)

8.1.2.D.1

NJSLA Readiness

Introduce Cross-Curricular Project (TBD)

(ELA, Social Studies, Science)

RST.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4

October

October

Journalism

News Broadcast 

(iMovie)

8.1.8.A.2

Unwind

Non-Fiction Articles/Passages

RL.8.2; RI.8.3

Journalism

Open-Ended Responses to Non-Fiction Passages

W.8.1B; W.8.2

Sentence Structure: A.8. A.9, A.11, A.13

October

December

Cross-Curricular Project

(Google Slides)

8.1.2.D.1

 

Cross-Curricular Project (TBD)

(ELA, Social Studies, Science)

RST.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4

 

December

December

Book Creator (Google Chrome App)

8.1.2.B.1

Presentation to 4th grade classes (TBD)

Folklore

Non-Fiction Articles/Passages

RL.8.9; RI.8.2

Narrative

Open-ended Responses to Non-Fiction Text

W.8.3B; W.8.6

Level G Punctuating Dialogue: I.11

December

January

Technology Infused Project/Component

Reading Unit

+ key  NJSLS

Writing Unit

+ key NJSLS

 

IXL Skills Level J

Approx.

Begin

Approx.

Ends

Cross-Curricular Project

(Google Slides)

8.1.2.D.1

NJSLA Readiness

Cross-Curricular Project

(ELA, Social Studies, Science)

RST.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4

 

January

January

Google Slides

8.1.8.A.2

Flowers for Algernon

Non-Fiction Articles

RL.8.3; RL.8.9

Reading and Writing/Literacy Project

Open-Ended Responses to Non-Fiction Text

W.8.1; W.8.1B

Writing Clear and Concise Sentences: L.3, L.4, L.5

February

March

 

NJSLA Readiness – Research Simulation Task

Cross-Curricular Project (TBD)

(ELA, Social Studies, Science)

RST.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4

 

March

March

  

Book Trailer or Podcast

(iMovie)

8.1.8.A.2

Literature Circles

RL.8.2; RL.8.3

Literary Analysis

W.8.1A; W.8.9

Adjectives and Adverbs: E.4, E.5, E.6

March

March

 

NJSLA Readiness

Cross-Curricular Project (TBD)

(ELA, Social Studies, Science)

RST.6-8.1, RH.6-8.4

 

April

April

 

EOY Informational Reading/Narrative Reading 

Argument Writing Performance Assessment

 

March - April

Info. Graphic (Google Slides)

 

Audio and Visual Student Choice for Poetry Presentation

 

Desktop Publishing (images, watermark, text)

8.1.8.A.2

Romeo and Juliet

RL.8.7; RL.8.10

Poetry

W.8.4; W.8.6

Poetry: U.1

 

Literary Devices: R.6, R7

May

June

 

Literacy Portfolio Assessment 

W.8.5

Cross-Curricular Project Presentations

SL.8.1.A, SL.8.5

Poetry Celebration

 

June

June

 
  • Start Strong Assessments 10/12/21 - 10/15/21

  • NJSLA TBD

  • Units/Skills subject to change based upon needs of individual students and/or needs of class.