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					                                                                              Grades K-5 Language Arts At a Glance
                    First Nine Weeks                                           Second Nine Weeks                                             Third Nine Weeks                                          Fourth Nine Weeks
                                                                       Kindergartners recognize that our language follows predictable patterns.
    How are ideas represented?                                     How are words alike and different?                         How do words work together to create a message?             How are messages alike and different?
                INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                    INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                  INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Listening/Reading/Viewing                                  Listening/Reading/Viewing                                   Listening/Reading/Viewing
    Use letter-sound knowledge and picture support to cross-       Build vocabulary by manipulating letters to make new       Identify the subject and the action in a sentence.          Identify and compare text features in and across genres
    check decoding accuracy.                                       words and by categorizing words.                                                                                       and explain how they support the message.
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                 OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                               OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                                                                               Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                 Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
                                                                   Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
    Apply concepts about print to express ideas in writing         Use specific vocabulary to extend ideas.                   Use simple sentences that include a clear subject and       Use a variety of genres to share personal knowledge
    (e.g., left-to-right and top-to-bottom progression, dominant                                                              an action.                                                  and experiences.
    sounds in words, picture-text connections).

                                                                   First graders understand that everything contributes something to the message.
    How do pictures and words work together to make the            How does the order of ideas or information make the        How does the structure of a sentence make the               How do text features make the message clear?
    message clear?                                                 message clear?                                             message clear?
                INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                    INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Listening/Reading/Viewing                                  Listening/Reading/Viewing                                   Listening/Reading/Viewing
    Use letter-sound knowledge, picture support, and               Identify and sequence important ideas.                     Use knowledge of phrasing, the placement of words,          Identify and compare similarities and differences across
1   background knowledge to comprehend and cross-check                                                                        and punctuation to increase fluency and comprehension.      texts (e.g., stories, poems, informational texts).
    decoding accuracy.


              OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                               OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                 Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
    Write using pictures and text to convey the message.           Use familiar sequence words to guide the reader.           Write using basic capitalization and punctuation to guide   Use simple text features to organize and extend ideas.
                                                                                                                              the reader.


                                                                   Second graders understand that details convey meaning directly and indirectly.
    What kinds of detail strengthen main ideas?                    What kinds of detail create sensory images?                What kinds of detail convey ideas that are not              What kinds of text features convey meaning directly
                                                                                                                              directly stated?                                            or indirectly?
                INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                    INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Listening/Reading/Viewing                                  Listening/Reading/Viewing                                   Listening/Reading/Viewing
    Distinguish between important ideas and supporting             Use text evidence to create sensory images that            Use precise words and supporting details to make            Identify how text features convey meaning directly or
2   details and use text evidence to justify thinking.             strengthen comprehension.                                  inferences.                                                 indirectly.


              OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                 OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                 Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
    Use relevant details to develop main ideas on a topic.         Use specific words and details to create sensory images.   Use precise words and supporting details to imply           Use text features that support and enhance the
                                                                                                                              information.                                                message.




Updated June 8, 2009
                                                                                Grades K-5 Language Arts At a Glance
                     First Nine Weeks                                             Second Nine Weeks                                               Third Nine Weeks                                           Fourth Nine Weeks
                                                      Third graders understand that the development of ideas affects the coherence of the message.
    How does sentence structure affect the coherence of             How does the author’s purpose affect the coherence             How does the inclusion or exclusion of information          How does the choice of genre affect the coherence of
    the message?                                                    of the message?                                                affect the coherence of the message?                        the message?
               INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                      INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                     INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Listening/Reading/Viewing                                       Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Listening/Reading/Viewing                                   Listening/Reading/Viewing
    Explain how the selection and placement of a word affects       Synthesize main ideas to summarize a text.                     Compare the development of ideas by two or more             Compare the advantages and disadvantages of using
3   meaning.                                                                                                                       sources addressing the same topic.                          different genres to address the same topic, issue, or
                                                                                                                                                                                               theme (i.e., poetry, biography, movie).

              OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                     OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                    OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                           OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                     Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                  Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
    Use varied sentence structures and specific words to            Establish a clear purpose and develop main ideas that          Select details purposefully to convey a clear point of view.
                                                                                                                                                                                                Use a variety of genres to address the same self-selected
    develop main ideas.                                             support one central idea.                                                                                                   topic, issue, or theme.



                                                                 Fourth graders understand that literary techniques affect the pacing of the message.
    Which literary techniques develop ideas?                       Which literary techniques convey feelings, actions,            Which literary techniques connect ideas?                    How do the literary techniques used by an author
                                                                   and motives?                                                                                                               affect the message?
                  INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Listening/Reading/Viewing                                                    INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                     INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                               INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Identify literary techniques used to develop ideas and         Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Listening/Reading/Viewing                                   Listening/Reading/Viewing
    explain how they affect pacing.                                Identify literary techniques used to convey feelings,          Identify literary techniques used to connect ideas within   Compare the literary techniques used by two or more
4                                                                  actions, and motives and explain how they affect pacing.       and between paragraphs and explain how they affect          authors addressing the same topic, issue, or theme and
                                                                                                                                  pacing.                                                     explain how they affect pacing.
               OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                               OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    Pace ideas effectively, including narrowing the focus of       Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                           OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
    the topic and developing ideas to reflect their importance     Develop ideas by using literary techniques to convey           Connect ideas within and between paragraphs.                Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
    in the central message.                                        feelings, actions, and motives.                                                                                            Develop ideas by anticipating and addressing questions
                                                                                                                                                                                              and concerns an audience might raise.

                                                             Fifth graders understand that language affects the persuasive power of the message.
    How is language used purposefully to influence or              How is language used to connect ideas persuasively? How is language used to convince or change                             How does language reveal the author’s motives?
    persuade an audience?                                                                                              opinions?
                                                                              INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                     INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                    INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
               INPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                          Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Listening/Reading/Viewing                                   Listening/Reading/Viewing
    Listening/Reading/Viewing                                      Evaluate the logic, consistency, and credibility of ideas in   Describe persuasive techniques used in a message (e.g.,     Identify language that reveals the author’s purpose or
    Compare how different authors use language to evoke            the message.                                                   promises, dares, flattery).                                 motives.
5   emotion and shape ideas.


                                                                             OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                   OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                                  OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES
              OUTPUT SKILLS AND PROCESSES                          Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                 Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep
    Speaking/Writing/Visual Rep                                    Generate cohesive compositions with effective transitions      Use persuasive techniques to influence an audience.         Use multiple sources to research, develop, and present
    Develop a message using language and detail                    that organize and connect ideas.                                                                                           information to convey a clear viewpoint.
    purposefully to influence an audience.




Updated June 8, 2009

				
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