Secondary English Language Arts Essential Standards

School Year 2020-21

For the FCPS Return to School in 2020-21, the standards listed below emphasize the central priorities for learning in each course. These standards are intended to guide instruction and assessment during this extraordinary school year.

Year Long Standards

These standards are the central priorities for learning in the course. They are prioritized in planning, teaching, assessing, and intervening to ensure student success over the course of the year.

English 7

  • Create multimodal presentations both individually and in a group that effectively communicate ideas.
  • Examine the elements of media literacy.     
  • Read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.   
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama. 
  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  • Find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.

English 8

  • Develop and deliver multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.The student will analyze, develop, and produce creative or informational media messages.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama. 
  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure.
  • Find, evaluate, select, and synthesize appropriate resources to produce a research product.

English 9

  • Participate in, collaborate in, and make multimodal presentations both independently and in small groups.
  • Produce, analyze, and evaluate media messages.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of fictional texts including narratives, literary
  • Read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  • Write in a variety of forms to include expository, persuasive, reflective, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion and analysis.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  • Find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.

English 9 for ELs

  • Participate in, collaborate in, and make multimodal presentations both independently and in small groups.
  •  Produce, analyze, and evaluate media messages.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of fictional texts including narratives, literary
  • Read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
  • Write in a variety of forms to include expository, persuasive, reflective, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion and analysis.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  • Find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.

English 10

  • Make planned multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.
  • Examine, analyze, and produce media messages
  • Apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras.
  • Read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  • Write in a variety of forms to include persuasive, reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion and analysis.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  • Find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product

English 10 for ELs

  • Make planned multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.
  •  Examine, analyze, and produce media messages
  • Apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras.
  • Read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  • Write in a variety of forms to include persuasive, reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion and analysis.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  • Find, evaluate, and select credible resources to create a research product.

English 11

  • Make planned informative and persuasive multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.
  • Examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and behaviors.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture.
  • Read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  • Write in a variety of forms, to include persuasive/argumentative, reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion/argumentation.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
  • Analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.

English 12

  • Make planned persuasive/argumentative, multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually. 
  • Examine how values and points of view are included or excluded and how media influences beliefs and behaviors.
  • Apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze the development of British literature and literature of other cultures.
  • Read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  • Write in a variety of forms to include persuasive/argumentative reflective, interpretive, and analytic with an emphasis on persuasion/argumentation.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for Standard English.
  • Analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.

Honors

Teachers use honors extensions to deepen learning for their students.

English 7

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Function as a scholar while engaging in a variety of speaking situations such as collaborative work, discussion, interviews, book talks, and informal talks. (Practice)
    • Use research from experts to enhance discussions.
    • Defend and support opinions on both sides of an issue based on research from experts in the field, revising opinions based on support gathered through research.
    • Experiment with language and style to determine which selections are most effective.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the relationship between a speaker’s verbal and nonverbal message and analyze the overall impact on an audience. (Connections)
    • Use effective verbal and non verbal communication skills to facilitate discussions with the audience during multimodal presentations.

Reading

  • Appreciate the evolution of language through the study of word origins and apply new knowledge to the understanding of vocabulary. (Practice)
    • Combine roots and affixes to generate original vocabulary.
    • Analyze the use of slang, dialect, idioms, and figures of speech across time, place, culture, events, and circumstances. 
    • Explore the cause and effect of connotations
  • Recognize how elements of narrative structure may reflect author's personal experiences and bias, as well as society and its values. 
  • Compare and contrast a variety of texts from different cultures and time periods that explore similar themes.
  • Experiment with changing the elements of fiction in a story to create significant change to the plot.
  • Experiment with form, word choice, imagery, and literary devices to create new or different understanding of a text.
  • Explore how details in literary and informational nonfiction texts help to construct or change our understanding of the world around us.
  • Experiment using different text structures to compare effectiveness in communicating author's purpose. 
  • Provide evidence to support or negate opinions, inferences, etc.
  • Investigate the use of facts and opinions in various texts on the same topic.
  • Investigate patterns in word choice and language between multiple texts by the same author or in comparing works by two or more authors. 
  • Evaluate how well the main idea of an author's text connects to a larger concept.
  • Experiment with strategies to keep summary concise while still encompassing the main idea and essential details. 
  • Develop strategies for effective organization, synthesis, and consolidation of information.

Writing

  • Evaluate real world models and mentor texts for effective patterns and strategies and apply the observed techniques to their own writing for authentic purposes. (Connections/ Practice)
    • Recognize an authors' style and experiment with it as a model for own writing. 
    • Experiment with a variety of ways to transition between details to elaborate ideas. 
    • Participate in peer editing and determine how to utilize feedback to improve writing.
  • Experiment with how word choice may change based on audience.
  • Analyze how past and current changes in society have impacted grammar rules.

Research

  • Recognize how bias and personal experiences may impact the research process.
  • Explore how gathering and using information has changed through the evolution of technology and society.

English 8

Communication and multimodal literacies

Identify a concept-based focus for their presentation. (Connections/ Practice)

  • Incorporate figurative language, illustrations, example, auditory presentation strategies, etc. to elaborate on or summarize points.
  • Appropriately incorporate the language of the discipline within the presentation.
  • Present information, to include research from experts, in new ways to address questions and comments.
  • Provide rationale for suggestions made to peers about content, etc. 
  • Build on others' ideas, including opposing ideas, to refine understanding.

Reading

  • Investigate the evolution of language to identify fundamental structures. (Connections)
    • Connect how author's purpose affects the nuances and connotations of words and experiment in own writing with these connections. 
    • Combine roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to generate original vocabulary.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry in order to connect social, historical, and cultural influences to literature, noting how culture shapes literature and how literature shapes culture. (Connections)
    • Compare and contrast the author's development of characters, conflict, etc. to create meaning.
    • Experiment with and discuss implications of changing the cause and/or effect in a story to create a different impact on plot.
    • Compare themes in selected literature to patterns in history, culture, etc. 
    • Evaluate benefits, drawbacks of author's choice of literary devices.
    • Manipulate the author's word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and/or voice to explore stylistic approaches.
    • Compare author's styles in literature to patterns in history, culture, etc.
  • Critique the effectiveness of the author's selection of text structure.
  • Develop independent strategies for solving problems when reading and completing an assigned task.
  • Evaluate implications of and compare and contrast how different inferences and conclusions can be drawn from the same passage. 
  • Investigate how and evaluate the effectiveness of different types of texts that can convey facts and opinions. 
  • Evaluate how well the main idea of an author's text connects to a larger concept.
  • Provide multiple statements from varied texts to support a position or opinion.

Writing

  • Evaluate real world models and mentor texts for effective patterns and strategies, and apply the observed techniques to their own writing for authentic purposes.
    • Evaluate a variety of prewriting strategies to determine most effective for purpose and provide a rationale to peers. ELA.G8.7.g: Understand how the inclusion of information could influence the reader.
    • Evaluate information for accuracy and bias.
    • Evaluate benefits and drawbacks of forms of writing to convey meaning.
    • Recognize and eliminate wordiness and redundancy.
  • Use grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing to prepare a manuscript or piece of writing. (Practice)
    • Create sentences that depend on punctuation to understanding meaning, as well use fragments and run-on sentences for effect.
    • Employ purposeful shifts in verb tense across paragraphs.

Research

  • Prioritize information, and use an appropriate balance of primary and secondary sources.
  • Provide feedback to peers that challenges findings and is supported by research, while also using feedback to improve on own findings.
  • Explore how gathering and using information has changed and make predictions about how it may continue to change through the evolution of technology and society.

English 9

Communications and Multimodal Literacies

  • Synthesize a variety of multimodal communications, carefully select the most appropriate sources for presentations crafted for authentic audiences, and explain the intended purpose of these selections.
  • Work in meaningful ways to discuss, debate, and appreciate diverse perspectives, as well as use appropriate information for audience and purpose.
  • Produce, analyze, and evaluate the ways in which media messages affect one’s own understanding of the world by identifying sources’ explicit and implicit agendas in order to understand the impact of the media on self and society.

Reading

  • Build a sophisticated vocabulary by engaging in active reading and making connections among the language in texts from a variety of times, places, and cultures, and will apply vocabulary fluently in a variety of communication situations.
  • Act as a literary critic by comparing elements of literature within and between a variety of genres, understanding how the features of those genres enhance the author’s purpose.
  • Analyze and understand the purposeful ways authors use language and techniques to shape meaning and affect the audience.
  • Compare patterns and trends of concepts in nonfiction texts from different subject areas to analyze the interconnectedness of the disciplines.
  • Understand that despite content differences, text features construct consistent meanings and applications across disciplines.

Writing

  • Engage in the writing process to examine and make connections, developing his or her own voice on topics related to literature and society.
  • Successfully demonstrate an understanding of how blending multiple forms of writing impacts the audience and accomplishes a specific purpose.
  • Develop a sophisticated writing style which draws upon knowledge of  language constructs, but understands how to manipulate them in order to develop an innovative and individuated voice.  Students will analyze how other writers use language effectively, and will build expertise in giving and receiving feedback on writing as a reflective and conscientious participant in the writing process.

Research

Apply the research process to engage in personal inquiry on a topic that impacts different disciplines, cultures, and/or eras.

English 10

Communications and Multimodal Literacies

  • Assess his or her own behaviors in group situations, identifying strengths and weaknesses to build expertise in collaborative skills by navigating conflict with diplomacy.
  • Demonstrate the understanding that the purposeful selection of multimodal communications is essential to the impact created by the presentation.
  • Investigate authentic instances in which media messages have influenced public opinion, demonstrating a commanding understanding of the tools incorporated by those messages to accomplish their goals of persuasion.
  • Create and manipulate messages using tools to generate differing effects.

Reading

  • Build a sophisticated vocabulary by engaging in active reading and making connections among the language in texts from a variety of times, places, and cultures, and will apply vocabulary fluently in a variety of communication situations.
  • Act as a literary critic by comparing themes in literature to patterns in history and culture, and by analyzing the purposeful ways authors use language and techniques to shape meaning in a variety of cultures and eras.
  • Reflect on the process of applying nonfiction texts to create a product, solve a problem, or answer a question.

Writing

  • Engage in the writing process to examine and make connections, developing his or her own voice on topics related to literature and society.
  • Successfully demonstrate an understanding of how blending multiple forms of writing impacts the audience and accomplishes analysis and persuasion.
  • Develop a sophisticated writing style which draws upon knowledge of  language constructs, but understands how to manipulate them in order to develop an innovative and individuated voice.
  • Analyze how other writers use language effectively, and will build expertise in giving and receiving feedback on writing as a reflective and conscientious participant in the writing process.

Research

Apply the research process to engage in personal inquiry on a topic and will synthesize information from a variety of cultural, economic, social, and/or political perspectives to develop a research product.

English 11

Communications and Multimodal Literacies

  • Understand, embrace, and reflect upon how conflict drives improvement in collaborative discourse.
  • Apply rhetorical strategies to craft informative and persuasive presentations for authentic audiences and purposes using purposefully selected multimodal communications.
  • Investigate authentic instances in which points of view have been excluded and reflect upon how this influence changed the narrative, beliefs, and/or traditions.
  • Create and manipulate messages using contrasting points of view, and reflect upon how the position alters the outcome.

Reading

  • Build a sophisticated vocabulary by engaging in active reading and making connections among the language in texts from a variety of times, places, and cultures, and will apply vocabulary fluently in a variety of communication situations.
  • Act as a literary critic to analyze the ways authors make stylistic choices to create specific effects, the ways literature helps make sense of the American experience, and the ways distinguishing features of American literature develop and change over time.
  • Transfer information learned from a variety of nonfiction texts in order to self-advocate in various circumstances.

Writing

  • Engage in the writing process to examine and make connections, developing his or her own voice on topics related to literature and society.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how blending multiple forms of writing impacts the audience and accomplishes persuasion and argument.
  • Develop a sophisticated writing style which draws upon knowledge of  language constructs, but understands how to manipulate them in order to develop an innovative and individuated voice.
  • Analyze how other writers use language effectively, and will build expertise in giving and receiving feedback on writing as a reflective and conscientious participant in the writing process.

Research

Develop essential questions to generate new understandings or solve problems through persuasive research papers that synthesize information on self-selected topics for defined audiences and purposes.

English 12

Communications and Multimodal Literacies

  • Influence an audience and express ideas using purposefully selected multimodal communication as evidence.
  • Understand that collaboration, rather than working in isolation, yields superior products.
  • Appreciate the practical implications of  media influence on values, beliefs and practices.
  • Investigate authentic instances in which the media has altered the course of history.

Reading

  • Build a sophisticated vocabulary by engaging in active reading and making connections among the language in texts from a variety of times, places, and cultures, and will apply vocabulary fluently in a variety of communication situations.
  • Act as a literary critic through analysis of the ways authors use language and techniques to shape meaning in British and World literature, and the ways literature helps to make sense of one’s place in a complex and changing world.
  • Generate and answer questions regarding the evolution of features and contrasts among nonfiction texts to develop new knowledge and understanding of a subject.

Writing

  • Engage in the writing process to examine and make connections, developing his or her own voice on topics related to literature and society.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how blending multiple forms of writing impacts the audience and accomplishes persuasion and argument.
  • Develop a sophisticated writing style which draws upon knowledge of  language constructs, but understands how to manipulate them in order to develop an innovative and individuated voice.
  • Analyze how other writers use language effectively, and will build expertise in giving and receiving feedback on writing as a reflective and conscientious participant in the writing process.

Research

Synthesize information from diverse sources to develop insight on self-selected topics to produce research papers that analyze universal issues relevant to a complex and changing world.

Quarter 1 (September 8 – October 30)

English 7

Reading

  • Read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
    • Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot, theme, and conflict and how they influence each other.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships and their impact on plot.
    • Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices, including figurative language, in an author’s style.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw logical conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
    • Write multi paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

Research

  • Fnd, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
    • Collect, organize, and synthesize information from multiple sources.
    • Analyze and evaluate the validity and credibility of resources.

English 8

Reading

  • Apply knowledge of word origins and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
    • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone convey meaning.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships and their impact on plot.
    • Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support.
    • Compare and contrast the authors’ use of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice in different texts.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.
    • Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure.

English 9

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.
  • Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.

English 9 for ELs

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.
  • Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.

English 10

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.

Reading

  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts

Writing

  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
 

English 10 for ELs

  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.
  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts
  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.

English 11

Communication and multimodal literacies

Describe possible cause and effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how context and language structures convey an author’s intent and viewpoint.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
  • Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  • Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Produce arguments in writing developing a thesis that demonstrates knowledgeable judgments, addresses counterclaims, and provides effective conclusions.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.11.1.a) Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.

Research

Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information
 

English 12

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how authors use key literary elements to contribute to meaning and interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Use a variety of rhetorical strategies to clarify and defend a position organizing claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge
 

Quarter 2 (November 2 – January 22)

English 7

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Examine the elements of media literacy.
  • Describe how word choice, visual images, and sound conveys a viewpoint.

Reading

  • Read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
    • Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
    • The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw logical  conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
    • Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
    • Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
    • Create an objective summary, including main idea and supporting details.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
    • Write multi paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

English 8

Reading

  • Apply knowledge of word origins and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
    • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone convey meaning.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
    • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.
    • Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure.

Research

Find, evaluate, select, and synthesize appropriate resources to produce a research product.

  • Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of resources.
  • Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.

English 9

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.
  • Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.

English 9 for ELs

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.
  • Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.
  • Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.

English 10

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.

Reading

  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts

Writing

  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.

English 10 for ELs

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.
  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts
  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.

English 11

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Describe possible cause and effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how context and language structures convey an author’s intent and viewpoint.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
  • Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  • Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Produce arguments in writing developing a thesis that demonstrates knowledgeable judgments, addresses counterclaims, and provides effective conclusions.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.11.1.a) Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.

Research

Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information

English 12

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how authors use key literary elements to contribute to meaning and interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Use a variety of rhetorical strategies to clarify and defend a position organizing claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge

Quarter 3 (January 25 – March 26)

English 7

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Examine the elements of media literacy.
  • Describe how word choice, visual images, and sound conveys a viewpoint.

Reading

  • Read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
    • Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Describe the elements of narrative structure including setting, character development, plot, theme, and conflict and how they influence each other.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships and their impact on plot.
    • Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and literary devices, including figurative language, in an author’s style.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on the text.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw logical  conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
    • Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
    • Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
    • Create an objective summary, including main idea and supporting details.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.

  • Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
  • Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.

English 8

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Develop and deliver multimodal, interactive presentations collaboratively and individually.
  • Analyze, develop, and produce creative or informational media messages.
    • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Apply knowledge of word origins and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
    • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Analyze how authors’ development of characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone convey meaning.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships and their impact on plot.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support.
    • Compare and contrast the authors’ use of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice in different texts.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
    • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.
    • Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that advocates a position.
    • Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence from credible sources.
    • Identify a counterclaim and provide a counter - argument.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure.

Research

Find, evaluate, select, and synthesize appropriate resources to produce a research product.

  • Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of resources.
  • Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.

English 9

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.
  • Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.

Writing

  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.

English 9 for ELs

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
  • Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.

English 10

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.

Reading

  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts

Writing

  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.

English 10 for ELS

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.
  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts
  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.

English 11

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Describe possible cause and effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how context and language structures convey an author’s intent and viewpoint.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
  • Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  • Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Produce arguments in writing developing a thesis that demonstrates knowledgeable judgments, addresses counterclaims, and provides effective conclusions.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.11.1.a) Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.

Research

Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information

English 12

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how authors use key literary elements to contribute to meaning and interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Use a variety of rhetorical strategies to clarify and defend a position organizing claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge

Quarter 4 (April 5 – June 11)

English 7

Communication and multimodal literacies

Examine the elements of media literacy by describing how word choice, visual images, and sound conveys a viewpoint.

Reading

  • Read and determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases within authentic texts.
    • Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.
  • Read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw logical  conclusions using explicit and implied textual evidence.
    • Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.
    • Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author’s viewpoint.
    • Create an objective summary, including main idea and supporting details.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, while maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
    • Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that includes a position.
    • Clearly state a position and organize reasons and evidence, using credible sources.
    • Write multi paragraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.

English 8

Reading

  • Apply knowledge of word origins and figurative language to extend vocabulary development within authentic texts.
    • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning and differentiate among multiple meanings of words and phrases.
  • Read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using references to the text for support.
  • Read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
    • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
    • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, word choice, and impact.
    • Identify cause-and-effect relationships.
    • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.

Writing

  • Write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective, with an emphasis on expository and persuasive writing.
    • Organize writing structure to fit form or topic.
    • Establish a central idea incorporating evidence, maintaining an organized structure and formal style.
    • Compose a thesis statement for persuasive writing that advocates a position.
    • Clearly state and defend a position with reasons and evidence from credible sources.
    • Identify a counterclaim and provide a counter - argument.
    • Develop and modify the central idea, tone, and voice to fit the audience and purpose.
  • Self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure.

English 9

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
  • Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate the impact of each.

Writing

  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Verify the accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.

English 9 for ELs

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from. the text(s) for support.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
  • Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Plan, organize, and write for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Blend multiple forms of writing including embedding a narrative to produce effective essays.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Use textual evidence to compare and contrast multiple texts.
  • Use a variety of sentence structures to infuse sentence variety in writing.

English 10

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.

Reading

  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts

Writing

  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.

English 10 for ELs

  • Make strategic use of multimodal tools.
  • Create media messages for diverse audiences.
  • Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
  • Interpret how themes are connected within and across texts.
  • Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text(s).
  • Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text.
  • Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
  • Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  • Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  • Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts
  • Adjust writing content, technique, and voice for a variety of audiences and purposes.
  • Objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.
  • Clearly state and defend a position using reasons and sufficient evidence from credible sources as support.
  • Show relationships among claims, reasons, and evidence and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

English 11

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Describe possible cause and effect relationships between mass media coverage and public opinion trends.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how context and language structures convey an author’s intent and viewpoint.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).
  • Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  • Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  • Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Produce arguments in writing developing a thesis that demonstrates knowledgeable judgments, addresses counterclaims, and provides effective conclusions.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.
  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.

Research

Critically evaluate quality, accuracy, and validity of information

English 12

Communication and multimodal literacies

  • Select and effectively use multimodal tools to design and develop presentation content.
  • Examine how values and viewpoints are included or excluded and how the media can influence beliefs, behaviors, and interpretations.

Reading

  • Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  • Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
  • Analyze how authors use key literary elements to contribute to meaning and interpret how themes are connected across texts.
  • Evaluate how specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice support the author’s purpose.
  • Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).

Writing

  • Apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing to address a specific audience and purpose.
  • Use a variety of rhetorical strategies to clarify and defend a position organizing claims, counterclaims, and evidence in a sustained and logical sequence.
  • Use complex sentence structure to infuse sentence variety in writing.

Research

Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge