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Department of Language Arts Literacy

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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.

 

 

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

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

2016-2017 IFL English Language Arts Units

Kindergarten

Exploring Who We Are
Exploring Characters

1st Grade

Me and My Amazing Body
Discovering Scientist

2nd Grade

Personal Narrative
Animal Intelligence

3rd Grade

Mysteries of the Deep
Ocean

4th Grade

Personal Narrative
Analysis of Historical Fiction: Paper Son
Child Labor
When Disaster Strikes

5th Grade

Oklahoma Land Rush
Author Study:  Pam Munoz Ryan
Space Exploration

6th Grade

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

7th Grade

Creative Brain
Degrees of Happiness
Modern Issues About Food
Exploring Relationships

8th Grade

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

9th Grade

Pursuit of (Un)Happiness
Analysis of Theme
The Ebola Enigma
To Kill a Mockingbird

10th Grade

Argument Methods
Developing and Maintaining Expertise
Analysis of Satire

11th Grade

Narrating Women’s Lives
Are We Fooling Ourselves
The Abolition of Slavery

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 2016-2017

Teacher Copy: Grades K-12

Student Copy: Grades 2-12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PARCC Writing

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Writing Units

Grade 6 Literary/Explanatory/Informational Writing    TOC

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Lesson 3 Screenplay

Screenplay PP 1-31

Screenplay PP 32-36

 

 

Contact Us

Eric Crespo

Executive Director of Humanities
Phone: (973)321-0874
ecrespo@paterson.k12.nj.us

Anyelis Diaz

Secretary
973-321-0895
adiaz2@paterson.k12.nj.us

Nicole Brown

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

Amanda Kopesky (maternity leave)

Supervisor of Language Arts
973-321-2333
akopesky@paterson.k12.nj.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

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