Intermediate/Advance

Lessons

Sept/Oct

Explanatory

Reading strategy

  • text to text
  • text to world
  • double entry note taking

Writing

  • Formal letter writing
  • TAP review
  • Principles of writing paragraphs

Grammar points

Passive:

  • Present simple
  • Past simple
  • Future
  • Progressive

Nov/Feb

Narrative

Reading strategy

  • Paraphrase
  • Distinguish fact from opinion
  • Character descriptions and traits

Writing

  • Biography
  • Outlines

Grammar points

  • Conjunctions
  • Prefixes
  • Negative prefixes
  • Suffixes

Part 2

Book Club

Blooms Taxonomy

  • Application
  • Analysis
  • Synthesis
  • Evaluation

March

Descriptive

Reading strategy

  • Authors purpose
  • Theme
  • Comparing and contrasting

Writing

Grammar points

  • Present perfect
  • Past simple present perfect
  • Present perfect progressive
  • Past perfect

Apr/May

Informative

Reading strategy

  • Question the text
  • Inquiry process


Writing

  • Thesis
  • Research paper


Grammar points

  • Gerunds
  • Prepositions
  • Infinitives



June

Persuasive

Reading strategy

  • Use context clues
  • Prioritize information

Writing

  • Graphic organizers
  • Prosecute or convict

Grammar points

  • First conditional Time clauses
  • Second conditional
  • Third conditional