This year in ELA, your student will improve their literacy skills in a variety of ways. Some of our main objectives include learning how to analyze a variation of arguments, narratives, and informative texts through reading, writing, and speaking. Through the use of our textbook and other preselected novels, the students will improve their vocabulary, increase their ability to interpret complex readings, and build reading and writing stamina.
Standards for Quarter 3:
RI6-- Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
RL6-- Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
RI7-- Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
RL7-- Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they "see" and "hear" when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch.
RI8-- Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
RI9-- Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.
RL9-- Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
W8-- Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
W9-- Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
SL4-- Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
L5-- Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings