Quarter 1

Cultures: Asian Traditions

Short Texts

We will be reading four short texts as follows:

Here is the video to accompany the first article:

How to Read a Short-Story:

SafeTube Link

novel study

“The Breadwinner,” by Deborah Ellis

I would love to turn this into a full-fledged PBL event. Maybe next year?


We will be reviewing, comparing, and contrasting these three types of writing:

  • argumentative essay
  • info/explanatory essay
  • narrative essay


We cycle through the TN State Standards throughout the year. Download them here in PDF format.