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Welcome to Spectrum English Language Arts

Welcome to Spectrum English Language Arts! We will focus on reading and analyzing fiction and non-fiction complex texts, writing both expository and argumentative essays by citing evidence from the texts, and acquiring advanced vocabulary to improve reading comprehension and written expression. While each grade level will read different literature and related informational texts, all students will study vocabulary from their own Wordly Wise vocabulary workbooks each week. We will complete approximately five lessons each grading period in order to complete all 20 lessons by the end of the year.

Wordly Wise Book 7 - grade 6; Wordly Wise Book 8 - grade 7; Wordly Wise Book 9 - grade 8
*Lesson 6 test - Friday, October 19
*Lesson 7 test - Friday, October 26
*Lesson 8 test - Friday, November 2
*Lesson 9 test - Friday, November 9
*Lesson 10 test - Friday, November 16
The newest issue of the Yellow Jacket Journal is now available online. 
If you missed any issues of the Yellow Jacket Journal last school year, catch up on what happened at WBMS by clicking on the 2017-18 Yellow Jacket Journals link to the right.
Resource Links
Find the link to "9 Ways You Can Be Truly Awesome at School" in the list of resources below these resource links.


Online textbooks

RCS Scope and Sequence

USA Test Prep


Independent Research Project rubrics available for download below this message.                                                                                                  

Please click on the Calendar and Essential Learnings links on the right for more information.