Quarter 1

Overview

What We'll Read 

  • “7th Grade” by Gary Soto
  • “Amigos Brothers” by Piri Thomas
  • One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
  • (video) Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, PBS
 
Topic(s) Covered 
  • Relationships
 
BIG Questions
  • What do narratives tell us about how relationships develop and change over time?
  • How does conflict lead to change?
 
Key Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Exposition → Characters (protagonist/antagonist) → Setting → Situation/Climate
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • Climax
  • Falling Action
  • Resolution
  • Theme
  • Narrator [1st, 2nd, 3rd (objective, limited, omniscient)]
  • Fiction/Non Fiction
  • Autobiography/Biography
 
Additional Vocabulary (Review)
  • Noun
  • Verb
  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • Preposition
  • Pronoun
  • Interjection 
 
Final Project(s)
Narrative Project- Write a 2-3 page autobiographical or fictional narrative about relationships. 
Unit Test on One Crazy Summer
 
Cover of One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia
Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Movie Poster