1st Nine Weeks

 

 

                           August 27-October 26             44 Days

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 1

 

 

Plot and Conflict

 

 

Week 1

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3C, 6A-C, 13C

 

 

Unit Titles: Raymond’s Run, The Ransom of Red Chief, Clean Sweep, The Tell-Tale Heart, from the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

 

 

Genre

 

 

Fiction

 

 

Week 2

 

 

Week 3

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 2

 

 

Character and Point of View

 

 

Week 4

 

 

CBA

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

6A-C

 

 

Unit Titles: The Treasure of Lemon Brown, Rules of the Game, The Medicine Bag/Who Are you Today, Maria?

 

 

Genre

 

 

Fiction

 

 

Week 5

 

 

Week 6

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 3

 

 

Setting and Mood

 

 

Week 7

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3C, 6A-C, 7A, 9,10D

 

 

Unit Titles: Hallucination/from Ellis Island and I/ Science Wonder Stories, The Monkey’s Paw, The Story of an Eyewitness/Letter from New Orleans: Leaving Desire, Mi Madre/Canyon de Chelly

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Fiction, Literary –Nonfiction,

 

 

Informational,

 

 

Poem

 

 

Week 8

 

 

Week 9

 

 

Review/Assess/Reteach/Extend

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 3C, 6A-C, 7A, 9, 10D, 13C

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 8.13A & 8.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 8.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 8.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft

 

 

2nd Nine Weeks

 

 

                          October 29-January 18            45 Days

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 4

 

 

Theme and Symbol

 

 

Week 10

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3A-C, 9A, 6A-C, 5

 

 

Unit Titles: Pandora’s Box/Loo Wit, the Fire Keeper, The Old Grandfather and his Little Grandson/ The Wise Old Woman, The Diary of Anne Frank

 

 

Genre

 

 

Literary: Myth

 

 

Folk Tale

 

 

Week 11

 

 

Week 12

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 5

 

 

Poetry

 

 

Week 13

 

 

CBA

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3C, 4, 8

 

 

Unit Titles: Willow and Gingko, Speech to the Progress-Toward/Mother to Son, On the Grasshopper and Cricket/Ode on Solitude, Boots of Spanish Leather/from The Song of Hiawatha

 

 

Genre

 

 

Poetry

 

 

 

Week 14

 

 

Week 15

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 6

 

 

Style, Voice, and Tone

 

 

Week 16

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3A-C, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10

 

 

Unit Titles: The Lady, or the Tiger?; The Monty Hall Debate/Cartoon, from Roughing It, O Captain! My Captain!/I Saw Old General at Bay

 

 

Genre

 

 

Fiction

 

 

Expository

 

 

Poem

 

 

Week 17

 

 

Week 18

 

 

Review/Assess/Reteach/Extend

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 3A-C, 4, 5, 6A-C, 7,  8, 9A, 10

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 8.13A & 8.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 8.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 8.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft

 

 

3rd Nine Weeks

 

 

                                January 22-March 28                43 Days

 

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 7

 

 

History, Culture, and the Author

 

 

Week 19

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

3C, 6A-C,

 

 

Unit Titles: The Snapping Turtle, Out of Bounds

 

 

Genre

 

 

Fiction

 

 

Week 20

 

 

Week 21

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 8

 

 

Facts and Information

 

 

Week 22

 

 

CBA

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

10A-D

 

 

 

Unit Titles: The Spider Man behind Spiderman, Robo-Legs/Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate, Guide to Computers

 

 

Genre

 

 

Informational:

 

 

Expository

 

 

Week 23

 

 

Week 24

 

 

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Unit 9

 

 

Argument and Persuasion

 

 

Week 25

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

10A-D, 12A-B, 11A-B

 

 

Unit Titles: Zoos: Myth and Reality/Zoos Connect Us to the Natural World, Movie Ad Campaign, Position on Dodgeball in Physical Education/The Weak She Inherit the Gym, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

 

 

Genre

 

 

Informational:

 

 

Expository

 

 

Persuasive

 

 

Week 26

 

 

Week 27

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 3C, 6A-C, 7, 9, 10A-D, 12A-B, 11A-B

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 8.13A & 8.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 8.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 8.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft

 

 

4th Nine Weeks

 

 

                                     April 1-June 7                       48 Days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 28

 

 

STAAR-Reading

 

 

 

WEEK #

 

 

Unit 10

 

 

The Power of Research

 

 

Week 29

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

22A-B, 23A,

 

 

23D, 24A-B,

 

 

10A-D

 

 

Finding and narrowing your topic, Searching the internet, Using library resources, Choosing nonfiction sources, Newspapers and periodicals, Evaluating sources, Conducting your own research, Research tips and strategies

 

 

Genre:

 

 

Informational

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Novel Studies by may be incorporated during Literature Circles

 

 

 

Week 30

 

 

Week 31

 

 

Week 32

 

 

Week 33

 

 

Review

 

 

Week 34

 

 

STAAR-Reading Retest

 

 

Week 35

 

 

TEKS:

 

 

22A-B, 23A, 23D, 24A-B, 10A-D

 

 

Week 36

 

 

Testable TEKS

 

 

Vocabulary TEKS: 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2E

 

 

Skills TEKS: 10A-D

 

 

Comprehension TEKS: Fig. 19D, E, F

 

 

TEKS 8.13A & 8.13C are embedded in all genres

 

 

TEKS 8.12B  is embedded in informational text

 

 

TEKS 8.8A is should be addressed in every lesson as writer’s craft