Curriculum Units

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

Curriculum Unit Calendar 2018-2019
 UNIT 1  9/10 - 10/26
 UNIT 2 10/29 - 12/21
 UNIT 3 1/2 - 2/15
       UNIT 4        2/19 - 4/18
 UNIT 5 4/29 - 6/14
 

Pre-assessments are to be administered during the first week of each unit.

Curriculum guides are available here:
http://www.plainfieldnjk12.org/Departments/ELA Curriculum Units.php


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 12/19/17
  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 11/18/17
  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