Common Core Alignment

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.2.a - Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

1: Semester 1

Unit 3: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Lesson 2: Descriptive Writing
Lesson 6: Cause and Effect Writing
Lesson 8: Comparison and Contrast Writing
Unit 4: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Lesson 5: Expository Writing

2: Semester 2

Unit 1: The House of the Scorpion
Lesson 1: Cloning
Lesson 3: Cast of Characters