Unit 2: Give & Take

Essential Question: How Much Should People Help Each Other?
Throughout the course of this unit, you will explore the overarching question, "How much should people help each other?" through a variety of nonfiction texts, including articles, essays, autobiographies and memoirs, as well as the whole-class novel, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. As the culminating writing project for this unit, you will create a public service announcement reflecting a way in which people can help others.

Test Review


Reading

Elements of Nonfiction
Vocabulary
Literature Circles

Grammar

Parts of a Sentence
Subject-Verb Agreement
Past Tense Verbs
Future Tense Verbs
Comparisons

Writing/Projects

This I Believe Memoir
Script/Skit
Persuasive Essay
Public Service Announcement

Handouts

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