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Mrs. Reid

Janna E. Reid

 jereid@grantspass.k12.or.us //  541-474-5750 ext 138

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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)

 

Grading Scale

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.)