Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2.c - Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

2: Force and Power

Unit 3: Number the Stars
Lesson 9: A Magazine Article

4: Systems and Interaction

Unit 1: Esperanza Rising
Lesson 7: Dust Storm
Lesson 8: Christmas
Unit 3: Secret of the Andes
Lesson 9: Belonging

1: Semester 1

Unit 3: The Hobbit
Lesson 11: Bard

2: Semester 2

Unit 4: Newton at the Center
Final Project: Lobby for Newton

1: Semester 1

Unit 3: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Lesson 10: Problem and Solution Writing
Lesson 2: Descriptive Writing
Lesson 4: Process Writing
Lesson 6: Cause and Effect Writing
Lesson 8: Comparison and Contrast Writing
Final Project: Research Paper
Unit 5: Elijah of Buxton
Lesson 8: Transitions and Characters
Lesson 9: Transitions and Humor
Final Project: Personal Narrative