Language Arts

02/11/2009 12:02
  • Expository writing: Record information, write a summary based on the information gathered that include(s): a topic sentence, supporting details, relevant information
  • Write an explanatory essay that includes: a thesis statement, supporting details, introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs
  • Students will be expected to acquire and use new vocabulary in relevant contexts.
  • Students will read from a variety of genres with accuracy, automaticity, and prosody.
  • Students will implement all stages of the effective writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, publishing).
  • Students will write with the six traits of good writing (ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions).
  • Employ strategies to comprehend texts.
  • Identify, analyze, and apply knowledge of the structures and elements of literature.
  • Recognize and apply knowledge of historical and cultural aspects of American, British, and world literature.