Language Arts

02/11/2009 12:18
  • Persuasive writing that establishes and develops a controlling idea, supports arguements with detailed evidence, includes persuasive techniques, excludes irrelevant information, and attributes sources of informaiton when appropriate.
  • Persuasive text whereas students determine the author's specific purpose for writing persuasive text, evaluate the effectiveness of the facts used to support an author's arguement regarding a particular idea, subject, concept or object, describe the intended effect of persuasive strategies and propaganda techniques, and identify specific instances of bias in persuasive text.
  • 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.