Example 1

English Language Arts Department

The English Language Arts curriculum is based in the Common Core State Standards and the NJDOE Model Curriculum.  The curriculum infuses technology and integrates the 21st Century Life and Careers standards.

 
Frequently Asked Curriculum Questions
Sample Profile Sheet
 
2017-2018
UNIT 1 9/11 – 10/27
UNIT 2 10/30 - 12/21
UNIT 3 1/2 - 2/15
UNIT 4 2/20 - 4/20
UNIT 5 4/23 - 6/8
Pre-assessments must be administered
the first week of each unit. Refer to
the assessment schedule for the end
of unit assessment dates.
 
Curriculum Units
Curriculum Guide Grade K
  Grade K - Unit 1 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade K – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade K - Unit 2 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade K - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade K - Unit 3 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade K - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade K - Unit 4 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade K - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade K - Unit 5 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade K - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 1
  Grade 1 - Unit 1 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 1 – Unit 1 pre-assessment - revised 9/17/15
  Grade 1 - Unit 2 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 1 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 1 - Unit 3 - revised 9/22/16
    Book Detective Scavenger Hunt
  Grade 1 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 1 - Unit 4 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 1 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 1 - Unit 5 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 1 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 2
  Grade 2 - Unit 1 - revised 9/22/16
    Question Cube
    Storyboard
    Narrative Class Profile Sheet
  Grade 2 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 2 - Unit 2 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 2 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 2 - Unit 3 - revised 9/22/16
    Folk Tales
    Folktales Compare & Contrast
    Elements of Folktales
  Grade 2 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 2 - Unit 4 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 2 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 2 - Unit 5 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 2 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 3
  Grade 3 - Unit 1 - revised 9/22/16
    Things to Include in a Travel Brochure
    Graphic organizer
    Informative Profile Sheet
    Opinion Profile Sheet
  Grade 3 – Unit 1 pre-assessment - revised 9/17/15
  Grade 3 - Unit 2 - revised 9/22/16
    Report Card Resource
  Grade 3 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 3 - Unit 3 - revised
  Grade 3 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 3 - Unit 4 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 3 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 3 - Unit 5 - revised 9/22/16
    Research Project Form
    Endangered Species Presentation
    Saving Costa Rica's Green Iguanas
    Polar Bear Protection Program
    Words Worth Noticing
  Grade 3 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 4
  Grade 4 - Unit 1 - revised 9/22/16
    Journal Prompts
    Graphic Organizer
    Common Themes
    Book Review Checklist
    Opinion Profile Sheet
  Grade 4 – Unit 1 pre-assessment - revised 9/17/15
  Grade 4 - Unit 2 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 4 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 4 - Unit 3 - revised 9/22/16
    A “Fakebook” Activity to be used on any Novel or Story
  Grade 4 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 4 - Unit 4 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 4 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 4 - Unit 5 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 4 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 5
  Grade 5 - Unit 1 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 5 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 5 - Unit 2 - revised 9/22/16
    Figurative Language Chart
    Figurative Language Chart Example
  Grade 5 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 5 - Unit 3 - revised 9/22/16
    Unlocking the Message in a Poem
  Grade 5 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 5 - Unit 4 - revised 9/22/16
  Grade 5 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 5 - Unit 5 - revised 9/22/16
    Task 2 Graphic Organizer
  Grade 5 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 6
  Grade 6 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 6 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 6 - Unit 2 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 6 - Unit 2 pre-assessment - revised 10/9/14
  Grade 6 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
    Healthy fast food - revised 12/12/14
  Grade 6 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 6 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
    Plot Map
  Grade 6 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 6 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
    SciFi Questions
  Grade 6 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 7
  Grade 7 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 7 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 7 - Unit 2 - revised 9/25/15
  Grade 7 - Unit 2 pre-assessment - revised 10/9/14
    The Case of the Missing Laptop Scenario and Investigation
    Forensic Analysis Results Graphic Organizer
    Forensic Analysis Results Graphic Organizer - Answer Key
  Grade 7 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
    Argumentation Map - revised 12/12/14
    Summary Writing Frame for Informational Text - revised 12/12/14
    Teen Community Centers
    What is Cyberbullying?
  Grade 7 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 7 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
    The Three LIttle Pigs
    Word Map
  Grade 7 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 7 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
    Graphic Organizer
  Grade 7 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 8
  Grade 8 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 8 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 8 - Unit 2 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 8 - Unit 2 pre-assessment - revised 10/9/14
  Grade 8 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
    Build Entrepreneurial Experience - revised 12/23/14
  Grade 8 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 8 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 8 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 8 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
    Graphic Organizer
    Middle School Strapless-Dress Ban
    Parents Protest Dress Ban
  Grade 8 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 9
  Grade 9 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
    Plot Stages Diagram
    A Long Way Gone
    Marshfield Dreams
    Memoir Ideas Sample
    Questions for Memoirists
    Summary Tweet form 140 characters
  Grade 9 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 9 - Unit 2 - revised 9/25/16
    9.2 Finding Me - Excerpt
  Grade 9 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 9 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
    9.3 Social Justice Issues and Organizations
  Grade 9 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 9 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
    Character Development Chart
  Grade 9 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 9 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
    Analyze the Text: A Graphic Organizer
  Grade 9 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 10
  Grade 10 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
    Performance Task #1
    Musee des Beaux Arts
    Landscape with the Fall of Icarus
    Daedalus Icarus
  Grade 10 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 10 - Unit 2 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 10 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 10 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
    Bill of Rights
    Bill of Rights Close Reading
    Discussion Organizer
  Grade 10 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 10 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
    10.4 Dialogue Sample
  Grade 10 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 10 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 10 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 11
  Grade 11 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 11 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 11 - Unit 2 - revised 9/25/16
    11.2 Adolescent Angst or a Deeper Disorder?
  Grade 11 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 11 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
    Research Organizer
    Why Einstein Was a Genius
    The Genius of Jobs
  Grade 11 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 11 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
    11.4 Socratic Seminar Resources
  Grade 11 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 11 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
    Fernandez v California Concurring Opinion I
    Fernandez v California Concurring Opinion II
    Fernandez v California Dissenting Opinion
    Fernandez v California Opinion IA
    Fernandez v California Opinion IB
    Fernandez v California Opinion IIA
    Fernandez v California Opinion IIB
    Fernandez v California Opinion IIIA
    Fernandez v California Opinion IIIB
    Fernandez v California Opinion IIIC
    Supreme Court Fernandez v California
  Grade 11 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
   
Curriculum Guide Grade 12
  Grade 12 - Unit 1 - revised 9/25/16
    Kennings
    Senior Brag Sheet
    Mood and Tone
    #3 Word List
    SOAPSTone
    Tone Chart
  Grade 12 – Unit 1 pre-assessment
  Grade 12 – Unit 2 - revised 9/25/16
    Annotation Guide
    Choosing a Career
    The Overselling of Higher Education
    Informative Speech Checklist
  Grade 12 - Unit 2 pre-assessment
  Grade 12 - Unit 3 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 12 - Unit 3 pre-assessment
  Grade 12 - Unit 4 - revised 9/25/16
  Grade 12 - Unit 4 pre-assessment
  Grade 12 - Unit 5 - revised 9/25/16
    Declaration of Independence
    Declaration of Independence Notes
  Grade 12 - Unit 5 pre-assessment
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Supervisor: Donna Mullaney
Elementary ELA
(908) 731-4200 X5457
 
Supervisor: Joan Cansdale
Secondary ELA
(908) 731-4200 X5455