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Peters, Bradley

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B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

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Department of English


The purpose of my project was to create two eighteen-week syllabi to use during my student teaching experience at Hampshire Middle School in Spring 2012. Like all syllabi, these can be retailored for any grade level that I teach in the future. A schedule of daily activities including readings, journal prompts, discussion questions, projects, writing workshops, homework, and assessment is outlined in each syllabus. The syllabi follow Hampshire Middle School’s sixth grade curriculum guide for Language Arts and Accelerated Literature. Morgan Szymonik, my cooperating teacher at Hampshire Middle School, has given me resources and ideas for what she would like me to cover during my eighteen weeks of student teaching. In my syllabus, I adapted the materials that she gave me to fit my own style of teaching. The specific units within the Language Arts syllabus are Persuasive Writing, Research Writing, Friendly Letters, and Narrative Poetry. The Accelerated Literature units encompass Word Study, Figurative Language/Narrative Poetry, Comprehension Text Structure, and a guided reading unit on Sharon Creech’s young adult novel, Walk Two Moons.


Includes bibliographical references.


60 unnumbered pages




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Student teaching plan book : two eighteen-week syllabi for 6th grade language arts and accelerated literature

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