Bentley Elementary School
English Language Arts
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English Language Arts



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Please find the following documents above...
        Reading Log
        Homework/Classwork Rubric

Reading



September
Theme/Guiding Question:
Crossing Between Cultures
How can where you are change who you are?
Reading Selections:
"My Diary from Here to There" by Amada Irma Perez

"I Was Dreaming to Come to America" by Veronica Lawlor
"A Refugee Remembers:  The Autobiography of John Bul Dau" by John Bul Dau

"American Stories:  adapted from the PBS series 'In the Mix'"
Skill(s):
Making Predictions
Character Development
Compare and Contrast
Using a Dictionary
Using a Thesaurus
Comparing Genres
Grammar:
Sentences
- Complete subject/predicate
- Complete sentences

Writing

Wrtiting Personal Narratives
Unit One: (September/October)
Skill:
Focus
To focus is to select on one specific moment, object, or idea, and use precise details to write about it
Focusing on...
  • a moment
  • a perspective
  • an object
  • setting

                                



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