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ELA Workshop 7 & 8

The seventh and eighth grade ELA workshop curriculum combines Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop with a focus on the Common Core standards to guide instruction. Seventh and Eighth graders work together to dig deeper into their novels, analyzing the author’s craft in order to discover universal themes in literature. Students will use challenging books of their choice within the Reader’s Workshop model to achieve this goal. In Reading Workshop, we will do a lot of independent reading, so be sure to choose books you love! We will use those books to practice the reading skills we learn in class, and you’ll conference with me about how you are using those skills. We will also read passages together as a class, which we will use for our learning as well. In Writing Workshop, we will see models of good writing, learn how the writers achieved it through special writing skills, and aim for our own writing masterpieces! You will have independent