• ELA

    The SAGE program at Terramar integrates many disciplines ranging from science, social studies, history, the arts, and others into the literature studies. Writing is a major aspect of developing communication skills as is creating various projects to show understanding. Students will hopefully have a broader understanding of a literary work through activities that extend not only the themes but make connections to the real world.


    Literature Studies

    Literature studies are for an in depth look at an exemplary work of writing or author. Understanding of literary elements and building vocabulary are emphasized. Another focus is developing an enjoyment of various genres and styles of writing. Literature studies also provide the springboard for jumping into related disciplines and areas of study.
     
    Book List (this list is not all inclusive but a general guide)
     

    3rd Grade:

    Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH Mr. Poppers Penguins
    Sadako and 1000 Paper Cranes

     A Hundred Dresses
    Tale of Despereaux
    Indian in the Cupboard
    Walking to the Bus Rider Blues Because of Winn Dixie 
    James and the Giant Peach

    Holes 

     
     4th Grade:


    Hatchet

    Bud, Not Buddy Esperanza Rising

    Island of the Blue Dolphins Sadako and 1000 Paper Cranes

    The Egypt Game The Anybodies

    A Bridge to Terabithia

     From the Mixed Up Files… 

    The Secret Garden
    Where the Red Fern Grows
     
    5th Grade:

    Among the Hidden
    Al Capone Does My Shirts
    Kira Kira
    Pictures of Hollis Woods 
    The Westing Game
    The Watsons Go To Birmingham 
    The Cay
    Things Not Seen
    Freak the Mighty/
    Max the Mighty
    6th Grade:

    Walk Two Moons
    The Giver
    A Wrinkle in Time 
    Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Farewell to Manzanar
    The Witch of Blackbird Pond Phantom Tollbooth


    Grades:

    Grades are based on: Literature 40% of overall grade

    Writing 25% of overall grade

    Projects 20% of overall grade

    Classwork/Homework 15% of overall grade