Course Outline Draft - DeSousa ELA

Grade 8

A Midsummer’s Night Dream

To Kill a Mockingbird

The Outsiders

The Book Thief

Tuesdays with Morrie

The Last Lecture

Across Five Aprils

Other: A Separate Piece, The Alchemist, Short Story Selections

Grade 7

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

A Christmas Carol

Our Town


Tears of a Tiger

Selections from Collections Ebook

Other: Alice in Wonderland, A Break with Charity

Grade 6

Freak the Mighty

Tom Sawyer

Short Stories

Selections from Collections Ebook

Other: Fairy Tales, Fables, and Mythology

Grammar: Voyages in English

Spelling and Vocabulary: Prestwick House Vocabulary Power Plus

Themes for the Academic Year:

8: Lessons in Living Life Well

7: Isolation, Change, and Faith

6: Foundations

Writing: MyWriteSmart via Collections, Five-Paragraph Essay


How to Read: Close Reading Skills, Annotating text, Vocabulary