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Janna E. Reid
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Course Overview: English Language Arts (ELA) consists of the study of literature, composition, and vocabulary. We will study several types of literature: novel, short story, poetry, drama, and nonfiction. The writing portion of the class will focus on the organization of main ideas and support as we write in the argumentative, informative/explanatory, and narrative modes; essays will be scored using the State and Common Core Standards.
Power Standards: Description/Learning Targets
*Cite textual evidence: Cite textual evidence to support my analysis of what I read (RL.1, RI.1)
*Theme: Determine a theme or central idea of a text (RL.2, RI.2)
*Author’s point of view: Identify and explain the author’s point of view within a variety of texts (RL.6)
*Plot line: Identify, define, and/or analyze all parts of a plot line within a text (RL.3)
*Summary: Provide an objective summary of a text (RL.2, RI.2)
*Word meaning: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text (RL.4, RI.4, L.4, L.5)
*Main ideas and supporting details: Write with clear main ideas and supporting details (W.1)
*Organizational structure: Use organizational structure appropriate to the writing mode (i.e. informative/explanatory, argumentative, narrative, research) (W.4)
*Grammar and Conventions: Understand and demonstrate correct usage of standard English grammar and conventions in writing or speaking (L.1, L.2)
*Speaking and Listening: Present claims and findings in a coherent manner (SL.4)
5 Mastery: Superior academic performance through evidence of in-depth understanding and demonstration of skill/standard.
4 Approaching Mastery: Consistently meets and sometimes exceeds the basic skill/standard and has a complete understanding, and can demonstrate the skill/standard. (This will appear as a 4.25 in the gradebook.)
3 Proficient: Meets the standard with basic knowledge and demonstration. Some errors may be present. (This will appear as a 3.75 in the gradebook.)
2 Working Toward Proficient: Not quite there yet. Occasional demonstration of skill/standard. (This will appear as a 3.25 in the gradebook.)
1 Not Yet Proficient/Insufficient Evidence: Limited achievement of the grade level standards or/and expectations. Proficiency cannot be determined due to missing assignments, and/or length of time in school. (This will appear as a 2.75 in the gradebook.)
0 Did Not Attempt (This will appear as a zero (0) or a DA in the gradebook.)