G.A.T.E. 10 Curriculum Night


6th Grade Pre-AP English

Language Arts & World



If you have questions, please write them on sticky notes and place them on either of the Question

Boards. We will answer all the questions in a newsletter, which will be sent home through students’ 1 st period classes.

Pre-AP ELA Cast of Characters

Courtney Todd Cheryl Anderson

Suzanne Smith

Sunny Bradshaw

Ursala Burns (Co-Teach)



Reading/Writing Workshop

• Student Choice Reads

• Literature Circles

• TeenBiz

• Targeted Mini-Lessons

• Pre-AP close reading skills and terminology

• Grammar skills and terminology

• Writing skills and terminology

• Reflection


(Lovejoy Academic Vocabulary

Equipping students to decode

• Greek and Latin stems (45 cumulative per semester)

• Vocabulary words (90 per semester)

• 3 quizzes and 1 test each grading period


• Mini-lessons for instruction

• Assessed through student writing


• On-line non-fiction current event articles with

• 3 per week minimum

• Differentiated

Whole Class Texts

• A Wrinkle in Time

• “The Jacket”

• The Prince and the Pauper (Drama)

• Tuck Everlasting

• The Wednesday Wars

• Poetry, Myths, Legends, Folk Tales, Short Stories

• Non-Fiction

Student Choice Texts – multi-genre


• Literary Analysis

• Personal Narrative

• Persuasive

• Expository

• Narrative

Small Group Targeted Instruction

Homework will be assigned as needed.

Homework assignments include the following:

• Completing TeenBiz Activities

• Revising/Editing of major writing assignments

• Reading student choice and whole class texts

• Practicing individual skills as needed

• Studying for quizzes and tests


• Major grades (tests, projects, essays) 50%

• Minor grades (daily, quizzes, TeenBiz) 50%

Angie Carraway



Peter Preheim peter_preheim@lovejoyisd.net


Cyndi Anderson



Unit 1:

- Thinking Like a Geographer

Unit 2:

- Cultural Diffusion (Foundations of Western


Unit 3 :

- Cultural Relationships (Middle East)

Unit 4 & 5:

Cultures in Transition (Latin America & Africa)

Unit 6:

- Global Interactions (Asia & Europe)

Unit 7:

- Human Rights (Europe)

At times the world tour will require participation at home (homework)

Please ensure that your tourist returns his or her work in a timely fashion based on the due date

Note: Sometimes homework requires collaboration with other tourists

Major grades (tests, projects, and essays) 50%

Minor grades (quizzes, daily work, and participation) 50%

Mapping Explorations

Museum Walks

Public Service Announcement Projects

Timeless Gifts Historical Essay

Google Earth Tours

South America Travel Agents

Building a Nation Simulation

Candy Bar Economics

Inspire Confidence

Foster Participation

Build Skills for Success

Make Connections Across Disciplines

Tackle the Challenge of Critical and

Analytical Thinking