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Here are some of the topics were planning for 2015

FEATURE:

NONFICTION

READERS
THEATER PLAY

DEBATE

TRUE TEEN STORY

CELEBRITY SCOOP

VISUAL TEXT

SKILLS:

READING
COMPREHENSION

ANALYZING TEXT

WRITING

STANDARDIZED
TEST PREP

GRAMMAR

MAPS, CHARTS,
AND GRAPHS

Sept. 7

Science: Meet the largest land


mammal that ever lived.
Indricotherium weighed 20 tonsas
much as four African elephants!

Play based on
Shakespeares A Midsummer
Nights Dream.

Debate: Should
evidence from cell
phones be allowed in
court?

After going blind, Brett, 19, never


gave up his passion for
skateboarding. He even turned it
into a successful clothing line!

Six celebrities reveal their Reading a


funniest stories from
Flowchart:
when they were in school. The evolution of the
cell phone

Skills Activity: Text Evidence

Skills Activity: Paired Texts

Skills Activity: There,


Their, Theyre

Skills Activity: ReadingComprehension Test Prep

Skills Activity:
Synonyms

Current Events: Find out how


immigration reform is affecting
several families across the United
States.

Historical Play based on


the incredible true story of
Navajo Code Talkers, Native
American soldiers who sent
top-secret messages during
World War II.

Debate: Do rich
people and celebrities
get punished less
severely when they
break the law?

The incredible story of a teen who


was swept away by a tsunami
but reunited with her parents 10
years later.

Fun facts about some of


this seasons top Major
League Baseball stars.

Skills Activity: Sequencing and


Summarizing

Skills Activity: Paired Texts

Skills Activity:
Sentence Fragments

Skills Activity: ReadingComprehension Test Prep

Skills Activity:
Antonyms

History: The exciting story of how


Catherine the Great seized the
throne of Russia and fought against
Turkish sultans and European kings.

Play based on the new


movie Frankenstein.

Debate: Should soda


companies be forced to
put warning labels on
sugary drinks?

Meet three teen girls who were


bullied and then formed an R&B/pop
singing group to spread their
anti-bullying message.

Find out what popular


celebrities are afraid of.

Skills Activity: Problem and Solution

Skills Activity: Paired Texts

Skills Activity:
Superlatives

Skills Activity: ReadingComprehension Test Prep

Skills Activity:
Prepositions

Sept. 28

Oct. 19

Nov. 16

Current Events: Meet some amazing Play based on the thrilling


military dogs and the officers who train true story of children who
them.
escaped the Holocaust.

Read an inspiring story about a


Debate: Online
teenager who is coping with having
advertising starring
you: Is it cool or creepy? an incarcerated parent.

Six celebrities share their


most embarrassing
moments.

Skills Activity: Argument Writing

Skills Activity: Paired Texts

Skills Activity: Using


Skills Activity: ReadingAdverbs and Adjectives Comprehension Test Prep

Skills Activity:
Multiple-Meaning Words

History: Learn what life was like for


teenagers on the Oregon Trail.

Play based on the new


movie The Hunger Games:
Mockingjay Part II, adapted
from the popular YA novel.

Debate: Are
e-cigarettes
encouraging more
teens to start smoking?

Despite dealing with the challenges


of multiple brain surgeries and
chemotherapy, Youth in
Philanthropy Award winner
Anna-Maria focuses her energy on
helping others.

Six stars share their


favorite activities for the
winter holidays.

Skills Activity: Fact vs. Opinion

Skills Activity: Paired Texts

Skills Activity: Point


of View

Skills Activity: ReadingComprehension Test Prep

Skills Activity: Plurals


and Possessives

Dec. 14

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Reading a Bar
Graph:
Sea creatures that dive
the deepest in the
ocean.

Reading a Line
Graph:
Find out how the top
pitching speed in
Major League
Baseball has
increased over the
years.
Reading a Map:
Find out the
languages most
commonly spoken in
the U.S. besides
English and Spanish.
Reading a Pie
Chart: The most
popular New Years
resolutions in the U.S.

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