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Department of English Language Arts
Core Beliefs

The English Language Arts department is committed to providing access to an equitable education. As a department we believe that education is a craft, one that is developed over time as the skills, life lessons, and art of teaching and guiding the future generations is mastered. As a staff, we have high expectations for our students and ourselves. In partnership with our growing population of English learners and their families we strive to provide effective and inspiring standards-based instruction in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The department has implemented the workshop model approach to teaching using the “I Do, We Do, You Do” pedagogical method to engage all learners and prepare them for college and career readiness. Students are required to meet high standards of literacy in order to become successful contributing members of society. We believe in the empowerment of all students and staff through an education that includes an understanding of, and value for, diversity. Our goal as the English Language Arts department is to develop life-long learners, instill a love and passion for learning not only in the classroom, but the entire learning community.

 

 

Vocabulary

 

 

Vocabulary

Kindergarten

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 1

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 2

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 3

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 4

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 5

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 6

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 7

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

Grade 8

pdf Unit 1

pdf Unit 2

pdf Unit 3

pdf Unit 4

 

 

 

 

 

Novels

Novels for Grades 3-5

Grade 3

The Chocolate Touch

Sarah, Sencilla y Alta

Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes

Sadako y las Mil Grullas de Papel

Frindle

Superfudge

The Gold Cadillac

 

Grade 4

Charlotte’s Web

La Telaranas de Carlota

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Charlie y Fabrica de Chocolate

Dexter the Tough

El Clan de los Perros

Grade 5

Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

El Leon, la Bruja y el Ropero

The Phantom Tollbooth

Hoyos

Number the Stars

Quien Cuentas las Estrellas

Novels for Grades 6-8

Grade 6

Bridge to Terabithia

Puente Hasta Terabithia

Before We Were Free

Antes de Ser Libres

Grade 7

Esperanza Rising

Esperanza Renace

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Steve Jobs:  Un Libro Inspirador Para Los Jovenes

Scat

La Casa en Mango Street OR El Hacha

Grade 8

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

El Dador

The Outsiders

Los Rebeldes

The Hobbit

El Hobbit

 

 

IFL Web site

2017-2018 IFL English Language Arts Units

Kindergarten

Exploring Who We Are
Exploring Characters

1st Grade

Me and My Amazing Body
Discovering Scientist
The Power of Persuasion

2nd Grade

Animal Intelligence
Funny Fears

3rd Grade

An Investigation into Ocean Animal Life
Mysteries of the Deep
Imagine That

4th Grade

Historical Fiction: Paper Son
Child Labor
When Disaster Strikes
Finding Yourself

5th Grade

Author Study: Pam Munoz Ryan
Opinions on Space Exploration
The Oklahoma Land Rush

6th Grade

Analysis of Theme: Identity
How the Brain Remembers
Points of View on Sleep
Creepy Tales

7th Grade

Analysis of Theme: Degrees of Happiness
Modern Issues About Food
Exploring Relationships
The Creative Brain

8th Grade

Forensic Anthropology and the Science of Solving Crimes
Learning from Play
Seeing and Being Seen
The Art of Failure

9th Grade

Analysis of Theme
The Pursuit of (un)Happiness
To Kill a Mockingbird

10th Grade

Analysis of Satire
Speeches for Racial Equality
Developing and Maintaining Expertise

11th Grade

Narrating Women’s Lives
The Abolition of Slavery
Fooling Ourselves

Institute for Learning Resources

pdf 9 Principles of Learning Observation Sheets

pdf Accountable Talk - Sourcebook

pdf Sample Accountable Talk Stems

pdf Accountable Talk Classroom Posters

pdf Teaching and Learning Feedback Tools

pdf Accountable Talk Chart

pdf Accountable Talk Presentation

pdf Accountable Talk Rubric

pdf Accountable Talk Moves

pdf Accountable Talk Stems

pdf Accountable Talk Stems (Spanish)

pdf IFL Principles of Learning

pdf IFL Power Point Overview

pdf IFL Power Point

pdf Institute for Learning Overview

pdf Accountable Talk Moves and Functions

pdf Accountable Talk Sentence English / Spanish

pdf Accountable Talk Stems (Landscape)

pdf Deskplate Accountable Talk Stems Responses

pdf Patterned Way of Reading, Writing, and Talking

 

Institute for Learning (Password Protected)

Institute for Learning Videos

IFL Units of Study & Student Readers

 

IFL

 

 

General

pdf Anchor Charts

pdf Best Practices

pdf Bibliography of Literary Nonfiction

pdf Bloom's Revised Taxonomy

pdf Bookmarks

pdf Common Core State Standards

pdf Literacy Websites for Students

pdf Literary Devices

pdf Posters

Guided Reading
BookRoom Program

pdf Guided Reading Checklist

pdf Guided Reading Observation Tool

pdf Guided Reading Planning Sheet

pdf Non-Fiction Focus List of Texts

pdf Scholastic Questions for Benchmark Books Running Records

pdf Text Types List of Texts

Text Type Cards

pdf Level A

pdf Level N

pdf Level B

pdf Level O

pdf Level C

pdf Level P

pdf Level D

pdf Level Q

pdf Level E

pdf Level R

pdf Level F

pdf Level S

pdf Level G

pdf Level T

pdf Level H

pdf Level U

pdf Level I

pdf Level V

pdf Level J

pdf Level W

pdf Level K

pdf Level X

pdf Level L

pdf Level Y

pdf Level M

pdf Level Z

 

Reading

pdf Author Study

pdf Author's Purpose

pdf Context Clues

pdf Fact & Opinion

pdf Inference-Drawing Conclusions

pdf KWL-Prediction

pdf Main Idea-Details

pdf Mood & Tone

pdf Point of View

pdf Questioning

Story Elements

  pdf Characters

  pdf Conflict

  pdf Plot

  pdf Setting

  pdf Story Elements

  pdf Theme

pdf Story Maps

pdf Summarization

pdf Text Features

Text Structures

  pdf Cause & Effect

  pdf Compare & Contrast

  pdf Description

  pdf Problem & Solution

  pdf Sequence

  pdf Text Structures

pdf Vocabulary

Writing

pdf Argument

pdf Expository-Informative

pdf Narrative

pdf Opinion

pdf Paragraph Writing

Running Record
Parent Letters

pdf Level A

pdf Level N

pdf Level B

pdf Level O

pdf Level C

pdf Level P

pdf Level D

pdf Level Q

pdf Level E

pdf Level R

pdf Level F

pdf Level S

pdf Level G

pdf Level T

pdf Level H

pdf Level U

pdf Level I

pdf Level V

pdf Level J

pdf Level W

pdf Level K

pdf Level X

pdf Level L

pdf Level Y

pdf Level M

pdf Level Z

Non-Fiction Focus Cards

pdf Level A

pdf Level N

pdf Level B

pdf Level O

pdf Level C

pdf Level P

pdf Level D

pdf Level Q

pdf Level E

pdf Level R

pdf Level F

pdf Level S

pdf Level G

pdf Level T

pdf Level H

pdf Level U

pdf Level I

pdf Level V

pdf Level J

pdf Level W

pdf Level K

pdf Level X

pdf Level L

pdf Level Y

pdf Level M

pdf Level Z

 

 

Unit Assessments

(Password Protected)

pdf Curriculum Unit Calendar 2017-2018

Teacher Copy: Grades K-12

Student Copy: Grades 2-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARCC Writing

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Writing Units (Password Protected)

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 6 Writing Units

Grade 6 Literary/Explanatory/Informational Writing    TOC

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Lesson 3 Screenplay

Screenplay PP 1-31

Screenplay PP 32-36

 

 

Grade 6 Informational and Argument Lessons    TOC

1. Creating Headings pdf    ppt

2. Beginning the Research Process pdf    ppt

3. Creating a Preliminary Outline pdf    ppt

4. Fleshing Out an Outline pdf    ppt

5. Recognizing & Injecting Structures pdf    ppt

6. Adding Voice and the Big Picture pdf

7. Researching for Anecdotes & Graphics pdf    ppt

8. Using Comparisons pdf    ppt

9. Turning Notes into an Essay pdf    ppt

10. Revising the Essay pdf    ppt

11. Celebrating, Sharing & Performing pdf    ppt

12. Judging Sources pdf    ppt

13. Taking Notes on Source 1 pdf    

14. Taking Notes on Source 2 pdf

15. Examining an Exemplar Argument Essay pdf    ppt

16. Stating an Issue, Making a Claim pdf    ppt

17. Writing an Argument Essay pdf

18. Revision from Reader Feedback pdf    ppt

19. Revising for Variety, Clarity pdf    ppt

20. Revising for Content pdf    ppt

21. Using a Rubric pdf

 

Grade 6 RST Lessons    TOC

1. Reading Texts, Watching Videos, Finding Main Ideas for the RST Essay

2. Creating an Outline for the RST

2 Creating an Outline

3. Writing Workshop, Writing the Intro Paragraph for the RST

4. Evaluating an Exemplar Introductory Para

4. Evaluating an Exemplar Introductory Paragraph for the RST

5. Writing Workshop, Writing the First Body Paragraph for the RST

6. Evaluating an Exemplar First Body Para for the RST

6. Writing Workshop Evaluating First Body Para

7. Writing Workshop, Writing the Second Body Paragraph for the RST

8. Evaluating an Exemplar Second Body Para for the RST

8. Writing Workshop Evaluating Second Body Para

9. Writing Workshop, Writing the Third Body Paragraph for the RST

10. Evaluating an Exemplar Third Body Para for the RST

10. Writing Workshop Evaluating Third Body Para

11. Evaluating a Concluding Paragraph

11. Writing Workshop, Writing and Evaluating the Concluding Para for the RST

 

 

Grade 6 Narratives    TOC

1. Finding Inspiration for a Personal Memoir: pdf   ppt
Videos: Alisha |  Mya |  Niece |  Steve Jobs

2. Sharing a Personal Experience: pdf  

3. Writing a Personal Memoir: pdf   ppt

4. Adding Sensory Language: pdf   ppt

5. Adding Structural Components: pdf   ppt

6. Reader Feedback: pdf   ppt

7. Revising for Writing Conventions: pdf   ppt

8. Revising for Variety: pdf   ppt

9. Edit down the Lane: pdf   ppt

10. Getting Your Message Across: pdf   ppt

11. Review and Assessment: pdf   ppt

12. Presentation: pdf  

13. Examining a Short Response: pdf   ppt

14. Taking a Closer Look: pdf   ppt

15. Writing a Short Response: pdf  

16. Practice Set: pdf  

17. Preparing an Extended Response: pdf   ppt

18. Creating Information: pdf  

19. Writing a Response: pdf  

20. Revision from Reader Feedback: pdf   ppt

21. Creating Tension, Close Ups: pdf   ppt

22. Revising for Variety: pdf   ppt

23. Edit Down the Lane: pdf   ppt

24. Review and Quiz on Writing Terms: pdf

 

Grade 6 Journalism    TOC

1. Reading a Play: pdf

1. Teacher's Resource School Daze: pdf

2. Identifying the Message: pdf   ppt

3. Researching Source 2: pdf

4. Researching Source 3: pdf

5. Examining an Exemplar: pdf   ppt

6. Writing a Mini-Research Paper: pdf

7. Writing a Works Cited Page: pdf   ppt

8. Revising for Variety, Clarity, Correctness and Conciseness: pdf   ppt

9. Revision from Reader Feedback: pdf   ppt

10. Using a Rubric and Edit Down the Lane: pdf   ppt

11. Examining a Television review: pdf   ppt

12. Writing a Review of a Television Show: pdf

13. Revising a Review: pdf   ppt

14. Examining a Speech: pdf   ppt

15. Writing a Speech: pdf

16. Editing for Correctness Using Pronouns: pdf   ppt

17. Editing for Correctness Using Compounds: pdf   ppt

18. Examining a Letter of Advice: pdf   ppt

19. Writing a Letter of Advice: pdf

20. Revising for Variety, Clarity, Correctness and Conciseness: pdf   ppt

21. Examining a Newspaper Article: pdf   ppt

22. Writing a Newspaper Article: pdf

23. Revising for Variety, Clarity, Correctness and Conciseness: pdf   ppt

24. Writing Project: pdf

25. Portfolio Review: pdf

 

Grade 7 Writing Units

Grade 7 Informational Literary Essay Lessons

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Grade 7 Inform and Argument Lessons TOC

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Contact Us

Eric Crespo

Associate Chief Academic Officer
Phone: (973)321-0874
ecrespo@paterson.k12.nj.us

Maribel Franco

Secretary
973-321-0895
maribel@paterson.k12.nj.us

Nicole Brown

Supervisor of Humanities
Phone: (973)321-0714
nbrown@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

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