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English Curriculum for the Entire Year Bundle - CCSS Aligned for Grades 8 & 9

Grade Levels
8th - 9th
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    Start Here-Directions, Curriculum Map, Bonus Lessons, and MORE!


    This entire year of ELA curriculum will take you from the first day procedures and syllabus to the final end-of-year activities. Every day and every lesson is planned and created for your 8th or 9th grade students which leaves you with a no prep, no planning school year! A detailed curriculum map outlines the entire year, as well as the CCSS standards met within each unit. Each lesson comes with detailed lesson plans and teaching suggestions to leave you feeling prepared for the lessons while saving your nights and weekends! Read on below to learn more about each semester of this teacher tested and approved curriculum.

    ✨✨Semester 1: ✨✨

    This bundle is completely digital, and printable! This curriculum is aligned to CCSS standards; the semester 1 and semester 2 curriculum will cover all of the CCSS standards for both 8th and 9th grade.

    Each of these units are classroom tested and perfected. Check out the preview for more information on what units are included, or click through to see each unit in detail below!

    This bundle comes with my 24/7 support as well. If you have any questions, need advice, or just need a sounding board, I am available via email at any time!

    This bundle includes the following:

    Back to School Procedures – editable PowerPoint

    Completely editable syllabus in 2 different design styles

    Get-to-know-you activities for the first few days.

    Writing Pre-Assessment lesson with narrative writing prompts.

    Narrative Writing Prompts

    Complete Memoir Writing Unit Bundle- a great way to get to know your students better!

    Writing the Memoir- Complete Unit Bundle

    Close Reading Strategies Unit with varied texts appropriate for grades 6-11 (perfect for differentiation).

    Close Reading Strategies (Text Annotation to Support Reading Comprehension)

    Close Reading Strategies-Teach your students how to annotate the right way!

    ❼ “The Most Dangerous Game” Short Story Unit

    ➙ Context Clues lesson and stations activity with “The Most Dangerous Game”

    ➙ Character Analysis Interactive Notebook and Writing Assessment for “The Most Dangerous Game”

    "The Most Dangerous Game" Vocabulary Stations and Context Clues Lesson

    "The Most Dangerous Game" Character Analysis Unit Bundle-Digital/Printable

    MLA In-Text Citations Unit Bundle

    MLA 8th Edition In-Text Citation Bundle- Citing Textual Evidence Unit!

    Literary Analysis Unit Bundle

    ➙Lesson and guided practice

    ➙Practice and assessment with “The Yellow Wallpaper”

    ➙Practice and Poetry analysis with “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”

    Literary Analysis Made Easy (Digital and Printable!)

    Literary Analysis Classroom Poster

    Tone and Mood Complete Unit Bundle

    ➙ Connotation and Denotation lesson

    ➙Tone and Mood lesson

    ➙Two Tone and Mood Games

    ➙ Tone and Mood Blackout Poetry

    ➙Tone Literary Analysis Assessment

    Tone and Mood in Literature BUNDLE + Connotation & Denotation, Digital/Print

    11. Allusions Unit Bundle

    ➙ Allusions lesson and practice

    ➙ Allusions assessment with any novel or poem activity

    ➙ Allusions assessment and mini-lesson with “The Story of an Hour”

    Allusions in Literature Unit Bundle- Allusion Lessons

    Allusion Lesson

    12.Complete Grammar Unit Bundle


    ➙ AAAWWUBBIS Introductory Phrases

    ➙ Semicolons and Conjunctive Adverbs

    ➙ Appositives Cause Commas

    ➙ Adverbs Cause Commas

    ➙ 4 Grammar Games for fun practice

    ➙ Sentence Structure Class Posters

    Grammar- Complete Sentence Structure Unit Bundle - Understanding Commas!

    13.Semester Reflection Activities

    Reflect 'n' Sketch. A Reflection Activity to Reflect on any Assignment/Project

    All units are CCSS aligned. You can see the alignment by clicking on the preview and scrolling down to the curriculum map/pacing guide!

    ✨✨Semester 2: ✨✨

    This semester 2 curriculum will take you from the semester 1 reflection activities and syllabus review to the final semester reflection. Every day and every lesson is planned and created for your 8th or 9th grade students. This curriculum is aligned to CCSS standards; the semester 1 and semester 2 curriculum will cover all of the CCSS standards for both 8th and 9th grade.

    This bundle includes the following:

    ➀ Semester Goal Setting and Syllabus Review

    Analyzing Rhetoric Complete Unit Bundle

    ➪This includes lessons and activities on Ethos, Pathos, Logos, Logical Fallacies, Analyzing Rhetoric, and Bell Ringers to practice all skills!

    Analyzing Rhetoric with Dr. King's Letter From a Birmingham Jail.

    The Argument Games

    2 Argument Pre-Writing Activities

    Argumentative Writing Unit

    Citing Textual Evidence

    Debate Complete Unit

    Literature Circle Unit

    Complete Poetry Analysis

    ➫ with The Negro Speaks of Rivers Poetry Analysis Lesson.

    ❶❶To Kill a Mockingbird Complete Unit Bundle

    ➪ This unit includes five To Kill a Mockingbird Lessons:

    Introducing To Kill a Mockingbird, Literary Analysis with TKAM, Paired Passage with We Wear the Mask, Analyzing Rhetoric with Atticus Finch's Closing Arguments, and Theme/Character Analysis Essay.

    ❶➋ Reflect 'N' Sketch

    ❶❸ Cube of Reflection Activities

    ➊❹ End-of-Year Writing Prompts


    Three bonus lessons for extra time, extension activities for gifted learners, and sub plans!

    ➾ Word Choice One Day Lesson

    Walden Theme Analysis with Found Poetry

    Paradox in Literature

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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
    Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
    Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
    Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
    Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and evaluate the motives (e.g., social, commercial, political) behind its presentation.


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