English Literacy




Literacy Element/Device

Big Idea


Ethics on social media

Exploring various types of texts while reviewing reading techniques covered in Grade 6.

Author’s Purpose

Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully.

Heroes & Anti-Heroes

Freak The Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

Point of View/ Narrative Structures

Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

Macbeth by Shakespeare



First Nations in British-Columbia

Touching Spirit Bear by

Ben Mikaelsen

Tone & Mood /

Sensory Details

Exploring and sharing multiple perspectives extends our thinking.


What is reality?

Tuck Everlasting by  Natalie Babbitt

Figurative Language

Language and text can be a source of creativity and joy.

Literature Circles

Review of all literacy elements through a year-end inquiry

Exploring stories and other texts helps us understand ourselves and make connections to others and to the world.

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