English

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District curriculum: http://sharepoint.pthsd.k12.nj.us/community/curr.aspx

The English department has adopted the Lucy Calkins reading and writing Units of Study from the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project. 

The Mission

The mission of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is to help young people become avid and skilled readers, writers, and inquirers. We accomplish this goal through research, curriculum development, and through working shoulder-to-shoulder with students, teachers, and school leaders. The organization has developed state-of-the-art tools and methods for teaching reading and writing, for using performance assessments and learning progressions to accelerate progress, and for literacy-rich content-area instruction.  

For more information on our program: http://readingandwritingproject.org/about

 
The units at a glance per grade level.

English Language Arts 6th
Reading Units: 
  • Deep Study of Character
  • Nonfiction Literature 
  • Social Issues Book Clubs
Writing Units: 
  • Narrative Writing 
  • Informative Writing
  • Argumentative 

English Language Arts 7th (Regular and Advanced): 
Reading Units: 
  • Historical Fiction Book Club
  • Nonfiction Literature 
  • Dystopian Book Club
Writing Units: 
  • Narrative Writing 
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Informative Writing

English Language Arts 8th (Regular and Advanced
): 
READING UNITS:
  • Social Issues Book Club
  • Nonfiction Literature 
  • Classical Literature 
 
WRITING UNITS: 
  • Informative Writing   
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Narrative Writing

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