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Standard 2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
Indicator 2.1.1: Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization)
to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.
                                                                                                                                                          Classroom Connections
    Grade Level Benchmark                         Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary             Know                Understand   Do      7th & 8th Grade Literacy Class
                                                                                                                                                              6th Grade Literacy Class
a. Assess the importance of ideas by         Use a variety of skills and strategies to                     Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
comparing their treatment across texts.      comprehend nonfiction and informational                       there is a vast amount
                                             text                                                          of information that they
                                             Engage in the information literacy process:                   can access through the
                                             access, evaluate, and communicate                             library.
                                             information and ideas
                                             Write on demand
b. Identify main ideas and find supporting   Use a variety of skills and strategies to     main idea       Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
examples, definitions and details.           comprehend nonfiction and informational       supporting      there is a vast amount                       Theme 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
                                             text                                                          of information that they
                                             Use an effective writing process                              can access through the
                                             Engage in the information literacy process:                   library.
                                             access, evaluate, and communicate
                                             information and ideas.
d. Analyze different points of               Use a variety of skills and strategies to     point of view   Students will know that                      Theme 1-Sel 2, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
viewcdiscovered in different sources.        comprehend nonfiction and informational                       there is a vast amount
                                             text                                                          of information that they
                                             Use an effective writing process                              can access through the
                                             Engage in the information literacy process:                   library.
                                             access, evaluate, and communicate
                                             information and ideas
                                             Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                             informational media

d. Determine patterns and discrepancies by Use an effective writing process               compare          Students will know that                      Theme 1-Sel 2, Theme 2, 4, 5, 6
comparing and combining information        Engage in the information literacy process:                     there is a vast amount
available in different sources.            access, evaluate, and communicate                               of information that they
                                           information and ideas                                           can access through the
                                           Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate                         library.
                                           informational media                        Use
                                           critical thinking skills to conduct research,
                                           solve problems, and make informed
                                           decisions using appropriate technological
                                           tools and resources
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e. Interpret information and ideas by       Use a variety of skills and strategies to     inferring         Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
defining, classifying, and inferring from   comprehend nonfiction and informational       classify          there is a vast amount                       Theme 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
information in text.                        text                                                            of information that they
                                            Use an effective writing process                                can access through the
                                            Engage in the information literacy process:                     library.
                                            access, evaluate, and communicate
                                            information and ideas

Indicator 2.1.2: Organize knowledge so that it is useful.
    Grade Level Benchmark                        Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary                Know               Understand   Do     Classroom Connections
a. Combine and categorize information by    Use an effective writing process              outline           Students will know that                      Theme 1, 2, 4, 6
using an outline or semantic web to find    Use writing as a tool                         graphic organizer there is a vast amount
connections among ideas.                                                                  web               of information that they
                                                                                                            can access through the
                                                                                                            library.
b. Use common organizational patterns       Use an effective writing process              chronological     Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
(chronological order, cause and effect,     Use writing as a tool                                           there is a vast amount                       Theme 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
compare/contrast) to organize information                                                                   of information that they
in order to draw conclusions.                                                                               can access through the
                                                                                                            library.
Indicator 2.1.3: Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and
further investigations.
   Grade Level Benchmark             Iowa Core Connections      Vocabulary       Know        Understand Do          Classroom Connections
a. Review prior knowledge and reflect on Use an efffective writing process                                  Students will know that                      Theme 1-Sel 2, 4, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
how ideas changed with more information.                                                                    there is a vast amount
                                                                                                            of information that they
                                                                                                            can access through the
b. Compare information found to tentative   Use an effective writing process              thesis            library. will know that
                                                                                                            Students                                     Literacy/LA classes
thesis or hypothesis; revisit or revise     Engage in the information literacy process:   hypothesis        there is a vast amount
hypothesis as appropriate.                  access, evaluate, and communicate             revise            of information that they
                                            information and ideas                                           can access through the
                                                                                                            library.
c. Draw conclusions based on explicit and   Use a variety of skills and strategies to                       Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
implied information.                        comprehend nonfiction and informational                         there is a vast amount                       Theme 3, 5
                                            text                                                            of information that they
                                            Use an effective writing process                                can access through the
                                                                                                            library.
d. Form opinions and judgments backed up Engage in the information literacy process;                        Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
by supporting evidence.                  access, evaluate, and communicate                                  there is a vast amount                       Theme 1-Sel.2, Theme 3, 5
                                         information and ideas                                              of information that they
                                                                                                            can access through the
                                                                                                            library.
Indicator 2.1.4: Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.
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    Grade Level Benchmark                            Iowa Core Connections                       Vocabulary               Know                Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
a. Identify and apply common productivity      Use an effective writing process                  toolbars          Students will know that                      Literacy/LA classes
tools and features such as menus and           Use knowledge of purpose, audience,               edit              there is a vast amount
toolbars to plan, create, and edit word        format, and medium in developing written          word processing   of information that they
processing documents, spreadsheets, and        communication                                     spreadsheet       can access through the
presentations.                                 Use writing as a tool for learning                                  library.
                                               Engage in information literacy process:
                                               access, evaluate and communicate
                                               information and ideas               Incorporate
                                               technology as a tool to enhance writing
                                               Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to
                                               gather, evaluate, and use information
                                               Understand the underlying structure and
                                               application of technology systems


b. Use interactive tools to participate as a   Use a variety of skills and strategies to      Web 2.0              Students will know that
group in analyzing and organizing              comprehend nonfiction and informational                             there is a vast amount
information.                                   text                                                                of information that they
                                               Use knowledge of purpose, audience, format                          can access through the
                                               and medium in developing written                                    library.
                                               communication
                                               Incorporate technology as a tool to enhance
                                               writing                              Use
                                               writing as a tool for learning            Plan
                                               strategies utilizing digital tools to gather,
                                               evaluate, and use information
                                               Collaborate with peers, experts, and others
                                               using interactive technology

Indicator 2.1.5: Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

    Grade Level Benchmark                            Iowa Core Connections                       Vocabulary               Know                Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
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a. Participate in problem solving process   Participate in a variety of communication               Students will know that    Theme 3
with group.                                 situations                              Use             working in groups is an
                                            appropriate content and conventions for                 important skill.
                                            purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                            Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                            situations and group settings
                                            Recognize the role of evaluation in oral
                                            communication
                                            Recognize the role of response in oral
                                            communication.
                                            Communicate and work productively with
                                            others, considering different perspectives
                                            and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                            work


b. Work collaboratively to use technology   Use knowledge of purpose, audience, format              Students will know that    Literacy/LA classes
to meet information needs.                  and medium in developing written                        there is a vast amount
                                            communication                                           of information that they
                                            Incorporate technology as a tool to enhance             can access through the
                                            writing                            Participate          library.
                                            appropriately in one-to-one situations and
                                            group settings             Listening for
                                            information and understanding
                                            Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to
                                            gather, evaluate, and use information
                                            Use critical thinking skills to conduct
                                            research, solve problems, and make
                                            informed decisions using appropriate
                                            technological tools and resources
                                            Collaborate with peers, experts, and others
                                            using interactive technology
                                            Communicate and work productively with
                                            others, considering different perspectives
                                            and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                            work
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c. Paying attention to copyright provisions,   Use knowledge of purpose, audience, format blogs     Students will know that   Literacy/LA classes
work in groups to import and manipulate        and medium in developing written                     working in groups is an
pictures, web pages, and other creative        communication                                        important skill have as
products and presentations that effectively    Incorporate technology as a tool to enhance          an asset for future
communicate new knowledge.                     writing                                              employability.
                                               Demonstrate control of delivery skills
                                               Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                               situations and group settings
                                               Demonstrate creative thinking in the design
                                               and development of innovative technology
                                               products and problem solving
                                               Collaborate with peers, experts, and others
                                               using interactive technology
                                               Understand the legal and ethical issues of
                                               technology as related to individuals,
                                               cultures, and societies
                                               Understand the underlying structure and
                                               application of technology system
                                               Communicate and work productively with
                                               others, considering different perspectives
                                               and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                               work
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d. Work in groups to create and evaluate     Use knowledge of purpose, audience, format                    Students will know that
products and presentations.                  and medium in developing written                              working in groups is an
                                             communication                                                 important skill have as
                                             Participate in a variety of communication                     an asset for future
                                             situations                                 Use                employability.
                                             appropriate content and conventions for
                                             purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                             Demonstrate control of delivery skills
                                             Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                             situations and group settings
                                             Recognize the role of evaluation in oral
                                             communication
                                             Recognize the role of response in oral
                                             communication.
                                             Listening for information and understanding
                                             Plan strategies utilizing digital tools to
                                             gather, evaluate, and use information
                                             Collaborate with peers, experts, and others
                                             using interactive technology
                                             Communicate and work productively with
                                             others, considering different perspectives
                                             and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                             work




Indicator 2.1.6: Use with writing process, media and visual literacy, and technlogy skills to create products that express new understandings.
    Grade Level Benchmark                         Iowa Core Connections                       Vocabulary          Know               Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
a. Use pre-writing to discover alternative   Use an effective writing process     Use                      Students know that                          Literacy/LA classes
ways to present conclusions.                 knowledge or purpose, audience, format and                    there are many forms of
                                             medium in developing written                                  media for them to
                                             communication                                                 communicate with
                                             Use writing as a tool for learning                            others about a topic,
                                                                                                           problem, or question.
b. Select presentation form based on         Use an effective writing process        Use                   Students know that                          Literacy/LA classes
audience and purpose.                        knowledge or purpose, audience, format and                    there are many forms of                     Theme 3, 4
                                             medium in developing written                                  media for them to
                                             communication                                                 communicate with
                                             Participate in a variety of communication                     others about a topic,
                                             situations                             Use                    problem, or question.
                                             appropriate content and conventions for
                                             purpose, audience, occasion and context
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c. Draft the presentation/product following Use an effective writing process        Use            Students know that        Theme 1-Sel.4, Theme 6
an outline of ideas and add supporting      knowledge or purpose, audience, format and             there are many forms of
details.                                    medium in developing written                           media for them to
                                            communication                                          communicate with
                                            Apply writing strategies to communicate in             others about a topic,
                                            a variety of genres                                    problem, or question.
                                            Use writing as a tool for learning
                                            Adhere to conventions generally established
                                            in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                            syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                            writing situation

d. Create products that incorporate writing, Use an effective writing process       Use            Students know that        Literacy/LA classes-Black History,
visuals, and other forms of media to convey knowledge or purpose, audience, format and             there are many forms of   Gangsters
message and main points.                     medium in developing written                          media for them to         Theme 1, 2 , 4, 6
                                             communication                                         communicate with
                                             Demonstrate control of delivery skills                others about a topic,
                                             Write on demand                                       problem, or question.
                                             Use appropriate content and conventions for
                                             purpose, audience, occasion and context

e. Assess and edit for grammar, visual      Use an effective writing process                       Students know that        Literacy/LA classes
impact, and appropriate use of media.       Write on demand                                        there are many forms of   Theme 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
                                            Adhere to conventions generally established            media for them to
                                            in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,              communicate with
                                            syntax, and style appropriate to genre and             others about a topic,
                                            writing situation Recognize the role of                problem, or question.
                                            evaluation in oral communication



f Cite all sources using correct            Use an effective writing process            cite                                 Literacy/LA classes
bibliographic format.                       Engage in the information literacy process;
                                            access, evaluate, and communicate
                                            information and ideas
                                            Adhere to conventions generally established
                                            in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                            syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                            writing situation Understand the legal and
                                            ethical issues of technology as related to
                                            individuals, cultures, and societies
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Standard 3: Share knowledge and participate ethically.
Indicator 3.1.1 Conclude an inquiry-based research process by sharing new understandings and reflecting on the learning.
                                                                                                                                          Classroom Connections
    Grade Level Benchmark                             Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary     Know      Understand   Do     7th & 8th Grade Literacy Class
                                                                                                                                               6th Grade Literacy Class
a. Present conclusions and supporting facts Use an effective writing process        Use                                                   Literacy/LA classes
in a variety of ways.                       knowledge of purpose, audience, format,
                                            and medium in developing written
                                            communication                   Apply
                                            writing strategies to communicate in a
                                            variety of genres         Engage in the
                                            information literacy process: access,
                                            evaluate, and communicate information and
                                            ideas                      Adhere to
                                            conventions generally established in
                                            spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                            syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                            writing situation
                                            Demonstrate creative thinking in the design
                                            and development of innovative technology
                                            products and problem solving
b. Present solutions to problems using           Engage in the information literacy process:                                              Literacy/LA classes
modeled examples.                                access, evaluate, and communicate
                                                 information and ideas

c. Identify with guidance, skills that require                                                                                            Literacy/LA classes
practice and refinement.
d. Follow plan of work but seek feedback         Use an effective writing process
for improving the process.

e. Reflect at the end of an inquiry process
to identify additional areas of personal
interest for pursuit in the future.


Indicator 3.1.2: Participate and collaborate as members of a social and intellectual network of learners.

    Grade Level Benchmark                             Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary     Know      Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
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a. Offer information and opinions at       Participate in a variety of communication                                  Literacy/LA classes
appropriate times in group discussions.    situations
                                           Use appropriate content and conventions for
                                           purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                           Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                           situations and group settings
                                           Recognize the role of response in oral
                                           communication.
                                           Communicate and work productively with
                                           others, considering different perspectives
                                           and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                           work


b. Encourage team members to share ideas Use appropriate content and conventions for                                  Literacy/LA classes
and opinions.                            purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                         Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                         situations and group settings
                                         Recognize the role of response in oral
                                         communication.
                                         Communicate and work productively with
                                         others, considering different perspectives
                                         and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                         work


c. Ask questions of others in a group to   Use appropriate content and conventions for                                Literacy/LA classes
elicit their information and opinions.     purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                           Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                           situations and group settings
                                           Recognize the role of response in oral
                                           communication.
                                           Communicate and work productively with
                                           others, considering different perspectives
                                           and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                           work
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d. Acurately describe or summarize ideas       Participate in a variety of communication     summarize                    Literacy/LA classes
of others.                                     situations                              Use
                                               appropriate content and conventions for
                                               purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                               Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                               situations and group settings
                                               Recognize the role of response in oral
                                               communication.
                                               Listening for information and understanding
                                               Communicate and work productively with
                                               others, considering different perspectives
                                               and cultural views to increase the quality of
                                               work



e. Practice responsible and ethical use of Engage in the information literacy process:                                    Literacy/LA classes
information resources, both in own library access, evaluate, and communicate
and in other institutions.                 information and ideas
                                           Understand the legal and ethical issues of
                                           technology as related to individuals,
                                           cultures, and societies
                                           Demonstrate leadership, integrity, ethical
                                           behavior, and social responsibility in all
                                           environments
f. Share reading experiences and favorite      Participate in a variety of communication                                  Literacy/LA classes
literature to build a relationship with        situations                             Use
others.                                        appropriate content and conventions for
                                               purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                               Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                               situations and group settings
                                               Recognize the role of response in oral
                                               communication.

g. Use interactive tools to exchange data      Incorporate technology as a tool to enhance e-mail, listservs,             Literacy/LA classes
collected, collaborate to design products or   writing                         Demonstrate blogs, wikis,
solve problems, and to learn curricular        control of delivery skills Recognize the portals
concepts.                                      role of response in oral communication.
                                               Collaborate with peers, experts, and others
                                               using interactive technology



Indicator 3.1.3: Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.
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    Grade Level Benchmark                        Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary   Know    Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
a. Present conclusions so that main ideas   Use an effective writing process                                                     Literacy/LA classes
are clearly stated and supported by         Write on demand                                                                      Theme 1, 2, 4
evidence.                                   Adhere to conventions generally established
                                            in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                            syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                            writing situation Demonstrate control of
                                            delivery skills

b. Use relevant ideas and details to show   Use an effective writing process                                                     Literacy/LA classes
insight into people, events, new            Write on demand                                                                      Theme 4
knowledge, and personal background.         Adhere to conventions generally established
                                            in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                            syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                            writing situation

c. Use dramatic, audio, and video           Use knowledge of purpose, audience,
presentation as appropriate for subject and format, and medium in developing written
audience.                                   communication
                                            Consider audience and variables in the
                                            speaking situation             Participate
                                            in a variety of communication situations
                                            Use appropriate content and conventions for
                                            purpose, audience, occasion and context
                                            Demonstrate control of delivery skills



d. Adjust pacing, volume, and intonation    Read with fluency silently and aloud to
appropriate to content and purpose.         support comprehension
                                            Produce a coherent message
                                            Demonstrate control of delivery skills
Indicator 3.1.4: Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can
view, use and assess.

    Grade Level Benchmark                        Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary   Know    Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
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a. Use appropriate media and formulas to Use an effective writing process
design and develop products that clearly  Use knowledge of purpose, audience,
and coherently display new understanding. format, and medium in developing written
                                          communication
                                          Adhere to conventions generally established
                                          in spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                          syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                          writing situation Engage in the information
                                          literacy process: access, evaluate, and
                                          communicate information and ideas


Indicator 3.1.5: Connect learning to community issues.
    Grade Level Benchmark                         Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary     Know    Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
a. Identify and address community and                                                                                               Literacy/LA classes
global issues.
b. Use real-world examples to establish
authenticity
c. Seek information from differnet sources Use an effective writing process                                                         Theme 1-Sel.2, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
to get balanced point of view.


d. Articulate the importance of intellectual Understand the legal and ethical issues of    intellectual                             Theme 5
freedom to a democratic society.             technology as related to individuals,         freedom
                                             cultures, and societies                       democratic
Indicator 3.1.6: Use information and technology ethically and responsibly.

    Grade Level Benchmark                         Iowa Core Connections                    Vocabulary     Know    Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
a. Avoid plagiarism by rephrasing            Use an effective writing process              plagiarism                               Literacy/LA classes
information in their own words.              Engage in the information literacy process:
                                             access, evaluate, and communicate
                                             information and ideas
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b. Document quotations and cite sources    Use an effective writing process              quotations                   Literacy/LA classes
using correct bibliographic format.        Engage in the information literacy process:   cite
                                           access, evaluate, and communicate             bibliographic
                                           information and ideas     Adhere to
                                           conventions generally established in
                                           spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                           syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                           writing situation



c. Abide by Acceptable Use Policy by       Engage in the information literacy process:
accessing only appropriate information.    access, evaluate, and communicate
                                           information and ideas      Incorporate
                                           technology as a tool to enhance writing
                                           Demonstrate leadership, integrity, ethical
                                           behavior, and social responsibility in all
                                           environments


d. Use programs and websites responsibly   Use an effective writing process                                           Literacy/LA classes
and ethically.                             Engage in the information literacy process:                                Theme 2, 4
                                           access, evaluate, and communicate
                                           information and ideas Incorporate
                                           technology as a tool to enhance writing
                                           Understand the legal and ethical issues of
                                           technology as related to individuals,
                                           cultures, and societies
                                           Understand the underlying structure and
                                           application of technology system
                                           Demonstrate leadership, integrity, ethical
                                           behavior, and social responsibility in all
                                           environments
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Standard 4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
Indicator 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.
                                                                                                                                    Classroom Connections
    Grade Level Benchmark                       Iowa Core Connections                   Vocabulary    Know       Understand   Do     7th & 8th Grade Literacy Class
                                                                                                                                        6th Grade Literacy Class
a. Read, listen to and view an increasingly Independently reads a significant number                                               Literacy/LA classes
wide range of genres and formats for        of books and text each year. (fiction and                                              Theme 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
recreation and information.                 nonfiction)

b. Independently locate and select                                                                                                 Literacy/LA classes
information for personal, hobby, or                                                                                                Independent Library use
vocational interests.
c. Pursue creative expressions of          Use knowledge of purpose, audience,
information in the community (public       format, and medium in developing written
library, arts centers, museums).           communication

Indicator 4.1.2: Read widely and fluently to make connections with self, the world, and previous reading.

    Grade Level Benchmark                       Iowa Core Connections                   Vocabulary    Know       Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
a. Read books that connect to own          Read for a variety of purposes and across                                               Literacy/LA classes
experiences.                               content areas.
b. Read with purpose to investigate new    Read for a variety of purposes and across                                               Literacy/LA classes
ideas beyond the required curriculum.      content areas.

c. Read books from various genres.         Independently reads a significant number     genres                                     Literacy/LA classes
                                           of books and text each year. (fiction and                                               Theme 6
                                           nonfiction)
d. Compare and contrast story elements in Use a variety of startegies and skills to                                                Literacy/LA classes
two literary works.                        comprehend and interpret fiction                                                        Theme 1, 5
                                           Write on demand
e. Demonstrate understanding that texts, Apply writing strategies to communicate                                                   Literacy/LA classes
both narrative and expository, are written in a variety of genres                                                                  Theme 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
by authors expressing their own ideas.

f. Recognize the author's point of veiw;   Use a variety of startegies and skills to                                               Literacy/LA classes
consider alternative perspectives.         comprehend and interpret fiction.                                                       Theme 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Indicator 4.1.3: Respond to literature and creative expressions of ideas in various formats genres.

    Grade Level Benchmark                       Iowa Core Connections                   Vocabulary    Know       Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
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a. Respond to the images and feelings        Write on demand                                                                         Literacy/LA classes
evoked by a literary or artisitc work.       Adhere to conventions generally                                                         Theme 1, 5
                                             established in spelling, punctuation,
                                             grammar, usage, syntax, and style
                                             appropriate to genre and writing situation

b. Connect text to personal experiences.       Use a variety of startegies and skills to                                             Literacy/LA classes
                                               comprehend and interpret fiction                                                      Theme 1, 3, 5, 6
                                               Write on demand
c. Use illustrations, context, graphics, and Use a variety of startegies and skills to                                               Literacy/LA classes
layout to extract meaning from different       comprehend and interpret fiction                                                      Theme 1, 5, 6
formats.                                       Apply writing strategies to communicate
                                               in a variety of genres
                                               Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                               informational media
d. Interpret literary elements (plot, setting, Use a variety of startegies and skills to  plot, setting,                             Literacy/LA classes
characters, time) from evidence presented comprehend and interpret fiction                characters
in the text.                                   Write on demand
e. Draw conclusions about the theme            Use a variety of startegies and skills to                                             Literacy/LA classes
evidence in the text.                          comprehend and interpret fiction
                                               Write on demand
f. Recognize how characters change.            Use a variety of startegies and skills to                                             Literacy/LA classes
                                               comprehend and interpret fiction Write
                                               on demand
a. Share reading, listening, and viewing       Write on demand                                                                       Literacy/LA classes
experiences in a variety of ways and           Adhere to conventions generally                                                       Theme 1, 3, 6
formats.                                       established in spelling, punctuation,
                                               grammar, usage, syntax, and style
                                               appropriate to genre and writing situation
                                               Recognize the role of response in oral
                                               communication.
                                               Listening for information and
                                               understanding
                                               Analyze the effects of visual media on
                                               society and culture


Indicator 4.1.4: Seek information for personal learning in a variety of formats and genres.

    Grade Level Benchmark                         Iowa Core Connections                     Vocabulary     Know    Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
a. Read a variety of genres, including short Independently reads a significant number      myths                                     Literacy/LA classes
stories, novels, poems, plays, drama,        of books and text each year. (fiction and     novels                                    Theme 1, 3, 4, 6
myths, films, and electronic magazines and nonfiction)                                     short stories
books.
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b. Describe the characteristics of different Apply writing strategies to communicate     genres                                Literacy/LA classes
genres.                                      in a variety of genres                                                            Theme 6
                                             Write on demand
c. Explore new genres that fulfill interests Independently reads a significant number    genres                                Literacy/LA classes
and reading level (graphic novels,           of books and text each year. (fiction and   e-books
magazines, online magazines, e-books).       nonfiction)                                 graphic novels

d. Select resources for classroom learning Read for a variety of purposes and across                                           Literacy/LA classes
and for personal exploration.                content areas.                                                                    Independent Library use
e. Select resources on topics of interest at                                                                                   Literacy/LA classes
both a comfortable reading level and at                                                                                        Theme 3
higher levels of comprehension.                                                                                                Independent Library use--Reading
                                                                                                                               Counts
f. Select print, non-print, and electronic   Incorporate technology as a tool to                                               Independent Library use
materials based on personal interests and    enhance writing
knowledge of authors.
g. Maintain a personal reading list.                                                                                           Independent Library use-Destiny

Indicator 4.1.5: Connect ideas to own interests and previous knowledge and experience.
  Grade Level Benchmark            Iowa Core Connections       Vocabulary    Know      Understand                         Do    Classroom Connections
a. Demonstrate understanding of literal      Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate                                           Theme 3
and implied meanings by explaining how       informational media
new meanings fit with what is already
known.
b.Connect ideas reflected in various         Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate                                           Independent Library use
resources to life experiences at home, in    informational media
school, and with peers.
c. Keep logs or records of new and up-to-    Use an effective writing process                                                  Theme 6
date ideas by reading online information,    Incorporate technology as a tool to
magazines, and other current sources.        enhance writing
                                             Analyze the effects of visual media on
                                             society and culture
                                             Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                             informational media
                                             Understand how literary forms can be
                                             represented in visual narratives
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d. Check the ideas for accuracy by paying      Use an effective writing process
attention to the authority of the source and   Incorporate technology as a tool to
validating the ideas through multiple          enhance writing
resources.                                     Analyze the effects of visual media on
                                               society and culture
                                               Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                               informational media
                                               Understand how literary forms can be
                                               represented in visual narratives

Indicator 4.1.6: Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.
  Grade Level Benchmark           Iowa Core Connections      Vocabulary       Know                                      Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
a. Develop a visual picture of the main        Use a variety of startegies and skills to     main idea                                    Literacy/LA classes
ideas and design concept maps, webs, or        comprehend and interpret fiction.             concept map                                  Theme 1, 4, 6
graphics to capture the ideas.                                                               graphic organizer
b. Identify own learning styles and                                                          learning style
organize ideas accordingly (for example,
linear, graphic).
c. Use different forms of note-taking to       Use a variety of startegies and skills to     note taking                                  Theme 1, 3, 4, 5
capture personal connections to                comprehend and interpret fiction
information.                                   Adhere to conventions generally
                                               established in spelling, punctuation,
                                               grammar, usage, syntax, and style
                                               appropriate to genre and writing situation
                                               Write on demand                           Use
                                               writing as a tool for learning

Indicator 4.1.7: Use social networks and information tools to gather and share information.

    Grade Level Benchmark                           Iowa Core Connections                     Vocabulary         Know   Understand   Do    Classroom Connections
a. Use advanced strategies (Boolean            Use an effective writing process               online catalog                              Literacy/LA classes
searches) to locate information about          Incorporate technology as a tool to                                                        Independent Library use
personal-interest topics in the library's      enhance writing                           Plan
online catalog.                                strategies utilizing digital tools to gather,
                                               evaluate, and use information
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b. Use a few technology tools and             Use an effective writing process
resources to collect, organize and evaluate   Incorporate technology as a tool to
information that addresses issues or          enhance writing
interests.                                    Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                              informational media                       Plan
                                              strategies utilizing digital tools to gather,
                                              evaluate, and use information Use
                                              critical thinking skills to conduct research,
                                              solve problems, and make informed
                                              decisions using appropriate technological
                                              tools and resources
c. Apply technology productivity tools to     Use an effective writing process
meet personal needs.                          Use knowledge of purpose, audience,
                                              format, and medium in developing written
                                              communication                   Incorporate
                                              technology as a tool to enhance writing
                                              Understand the underlying structure and
                                              application of technology system

d. Use social tools to responsibly and        Use knowledge of purpose, audience,         Web 2.0
safely share information and ideas and to     format, and medium in developing written
collaborate with others                       communication                   Use writing
                                              as a tool for learning    Incorporate
                                              technology as a tool to enhance writing
                                              Participate appropriately in one-to-one
                                              situations and group settings
                                              Recognize the role of response in oral
                                              communication.
                                              Collaborate with peers, experts, and others
                                              using interactive technology
                                              Demonstrate leadership, integrity, ethical
                                              behavior, and social responsibility in all
                                              environments


Indicator 4.1.8: Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning.

    Grade Level Benchmark                          Iowa Core Connections                       Vocabulary   Know     Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
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a. Create original products based on         Use knowledge of purpose, audience,                                        Literacy/LA classes
responses to literature and other works of   format, and medium in developing written
art.                                         communication                   Write on
                                             demand                      Apply writing
                                             strategies to communicate in a variety of
                                             genres                   Adhere to
                                             conventions generally established in
                                             spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                             syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                             writing situation

b. Experiment with various types of          Use knowledge of purpose, audience,
multimedia applications for artistic and     format, and medium in developing written
personal expression.                         communication                      Adhere
                                             to conventions generally established in
                                             spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage,
                                             syntax, and style appropriate to genre and
                                             writing situation
                                             Incorporate technology as a tool to
                                             enhance writing
                                             Demonstrate control of delivery skills
                                             Understand how literary forms can be
                                             represented in visual narratives
                                             Understand the underlying structure and
                                             application of technology system
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Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
Indicator 1.1.1: Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular sudjects, and make the real-world connection for using
this process in own life.

                                                                                                                                                                            Classroom Connections
  Grade Level Benchmark                     Iowa Core Connection                   Vocabulary             Know               Understand                      Do              7th & 8th Grade Literacy Class
                                                                                                                                                                                6th Grade Literacy Class

a.Use a critical-thinking process that   Use an effective writing process          research model   Students will know     Students will            Students will use the   Literacy/LA classes
involves asking questions,               Use knowledge of purpose, audience,       plagarism        that there is a vast   understand that there    research model in       Theme 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
investigating the answers, and           format, and medium in developing          sources          amount of              is a process that they   graphic organizer
developing new understandings for        written communication.                    citing           information that       can use to access the    form when doing
personal or academic independen-         Engage in the information literacy                         they can access        information they         research.
learning activities.                     process: access, evaluate, and                             through the library.   need for personal or
                                         communicate information and ideas                                                 school use.


Indicator 1.1.2: Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.
  Grade Level Benchmark                     Iowa Core Connection                   Vocabulary             Know               Understand                      Do             Classroom Connections
a. State and support what is known   Use an effective writing process              verify           Students will know     Students will            Students will be able Theme 1-Sel 2, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5
about the problem or question and    Engage in informatin literacey                                 that there is a vast   understand that they     to state and verify
make connections to prior knowledge. process: access, evaluate, and                                 amount of              may have some prior      what is already known
                                     communicate information and ideas                              information that       knowledge about the      about the
                                     Write on demand                                                they can access        question or problem.     problem/question
                                                                                                    through the library.



b. Observe and analyze an experience,    Use an effective writing process                           Students will know     Students will            Students will be able Theme 1-Sel.2, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5
demonstration, or source that            Engage in information literacey                            that there is a vast   understand that they     to gather background
introduces a topic, problem, or          process: access, evaluate, and                             amount of              can get information      information from a
question to gather background            communicate information and ideas                          information that       in many different        variety of sources.
information.                             Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate                    they can access        forms.
                                         informational media                                        through the library.

Indicator 1.1.3: Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding.
  Grade Level Benchmark                     Iowa Core Connection                   Vocabulary             Know               Understand                      Do             Classroom Connections
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a. Write questions independently based Use an effective writing process          key ideas      Students will know     Students will           Students will be able Literacy classes
on key ideas or areas of focus.        Engage in information literacey                          that there is a vast   understand that their to write questions      Theme 3, 5
                                       process: access, evaluate, and                           amount of              question needs to be independently
                                       communicate information and ideas                        information that       specific to their topic
                                                                                                they can access
                                                                                                through the library.
b. Determine what information is        Use an effective writing process                        Students will know     Students will know       Students will be able Theme 1, 2, 5
needed to support the investigation and Engage in information literacy                          that there is a vast   that their research is   to determine what       Theme 3-Sel. 1 & 4,
answer the questions.                   process: access, evaluate, and                          amount of              to help find the         answers are important
                                        communicate information and ideas                       information that       answers to their         to the thesis statement
                                                                                                they can access        questions
                                                                                                through the library.
c. Analyze what is already known, or      Use an effective writing process       predict        Students will know                                                    Theme 1-Sel.4, Theme 2, 3, 5, 6
what is observed or experienced,to                                               inquire        that there is a vast
predict answers to inquiry questions.                                                           amount of
                                                                                                information that
                                                                                                they can access
d. Refine questions depending on the      Use an effective writing process       comparison     Students will know                                                    Theme 3, 4, 5, 6
type of information needed (for           Engage in information literacy         detail         that there is a vast
example, overview, big-idea, specific     process: access, evaluate, and         cause/effect   amount of
detail, cause and effect, comparison).    communicate information and ideas                     information that
                                                                                                they can access
                                                                                                through the library.
Indicator 1.1.4: Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

  Grade Level Benchmark                      Iowa Core Connection                Vocabulary           Know               Understand                      Do            Classroom Connections
a. Recognize the organization and use     Use an effective writing process       reference      Students will know                                                    Literacy/LA classes
of special sections in the library (for   Engage in information literacy         reserve        that there is a vast                                                  Theme 2, 5
example, reference, reserve books,        process: access, evaluate, and         periodicals    amount of
paperbacks).                              communicate information and ideas                     information that
                                                                                                they can access
b. Locate appropriate nonfiction          Use an effective writing process                      Students will know
resources by using the library's          Engage in information literacey                       that there is a vast
classifcation scheme.                     process: access, evaluate, and                        amount of
                                          communicate information and ideas                     information that
                                                                                                they can access
c. Evaluate sources based on criteria     Use an effective writing process        copyright     Students will know                                                    Literacy/LA classes,
such as copyright date, authority of      Engage in information literacey         authority     that there is a vast                                                  Theme 3, 4
author or publisher,                      process: access, evaluate, and                        amount of
comprehensiveness, readability, and       communicate information and ideas                     information that
alignment with research needs.            Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate               they can access
                                          informational media                                   through the library.
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d. Select a variety of credible sources Use an effective writing process            credible     Students will know                       Literacy/LA classes,
in different formats relevant to research Engage in information literacy                         that there is a vast                     Theme 3, 4, 5
needs.                                    process: access, evaluate, and                         amount of
                                          communicate information and ideas                      information that
                                          Incorporate technology as a tool to                    they can access
                                          enhance writing                                        through the library.
                                          Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                          informational media
                                          Plan strategies utilizing digital tools
                                          to gather, evaluate, and use
                                          information
Indicator 1.1.5: Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and
social and cultural context.
  Grade Level Benchmark                       Iowa Core Connection                  Vocabulary         Know             Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
a Recognize that information has a         Use an effective writing process        current       Students will know                       Literacy/LA classes,
social or cultural context based in        Engage in information literacy          accurate      that there is a vast                     Theme 3, 4, 5
currency, accuracy, authority, and point   process: access, evaluate, and          authority     amount of
of view.                                   communicate information and ideas                     information that
                                           Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate               they can access
                                           informational media                                   through the library.

b. Evaluate and select information      Use an effective writing process        current          Students will know                       Literacy/LA classes,
based on usefulness, currency,          Engage in information literacy          accurate         that there is a vast                     Theme 3, 4, 5
accuracy, authority, and point of view. process: access, evaluate, and          authority        amount of
                                        communicate information and ideas                        information that
                                        Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate                  they can access
                                        informational media                                      through the library.

Indicator 1.1.6: Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make
inferences and gather meaning.

  Grade Level Benchmark                       Iowa Core Connection                  Vocabulary         Know             Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
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a. Evaluate, paraphrase, and summarize Use a variety of skills and strategies summarize      Students will know                       Literacy/LA classes
information in various formats.        to comprehend nonfiction and                          that there is a vast                     Theme 1-Sel.1, Theme 2, 3, 4, 6
                                       informational text.                                   amount of
                                       Use an effective writing process                      information that
                                       Engage in information literacy                        they can access
                                       process: access, evaluate, and                        through the library.
                                       communicate information and ideas
                                       Use writing as a tool for learning
                                       Recognize the role of response in oral
                                       communication.
                                       Listening for information and
                                       understanding
                                       Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                       informational media
b. Use both facts and opinions         Use an effective writing process        fact          Students will know                       Literacy/LA classes
responsibly by indentifying and        Engage in information literacy          opinion       that there is a vast                     Theme 1-Sel.2, Theme 2, 6
verifying them.                        process: access, evaluate, and                        amount of
                                       communicate information and ideas                     information that
                                       Recognize the role of response in oral                they can access
                                       communication.                                        through the library.
                                       Apply a variety of criteria to evaluate
                                       informational media

Indicator 1.1.7: Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas,
conflicting information, and point of view or bias.
  Grade Level Benchmark                   Iowa Core Connection               Vocabulary            Know             Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
a. Seek more than one point of view by Use an effective writing process      point of view   Students will know                       Theme 1-Sel 2, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5
using diverse sources.                 Engage in information literacy        sources         that there is a vast
                                       process: access, evaluate, and                        amount of
                                       communicate information and ideas                     information that
b. Explain the effect of different     Use an effective writing process      perspectives    they can access
                                                                                             Students will know                       Literacy/LA classes
perspectives (points of view) on the   Engage in information literacy                        that there is a vast                     Theme 1-Sel 2, Theme 2, 3, 4, 5
information.                           process: access, evaluate, and                        amount of
                                       communicate information and ideas                     information that
                                                                                             they can access
Indicator 1.1.8: Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.
  Grade Level Benchmark                   Iowa Core Connection               Vocabulary            Know             Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
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a. Incorporate technology resources       Use an effective writing process        encyclopedia        Students will know       Literacy/LA classes
such as online encyclopedias, online      Engage in information literacy          database            that there is a vast
databases, and Web subject directories,   process: access, evaluate, and                              amount of
to locate information.                    communicate information and ideas                           information that
                                          Incorporate technology as a tool to                         they can access
                                          enhance writing                                             through the library.
                                          Use critical thinking skills to conduct
                                          research, solve problems, and make
                                          informed decisions using appropriate
                                          technological tools and resources

b. Implement key word search              Use an effective writing process            key word        Students will know       Theme 1-Sel 1
strategies.                               Engage in information literacy                              that there is a vast
                                          process: access, evaluate and                               amount of
                                          communicate information and ideas                           information that
                                          Incorporate technology as a tool to                         they can access
                                          enhance writing                                             through the library.
                                          Plan strategies utilizing digital tools
                                          to gather, evaluate, and use
                                          information

c. Select and use grade-level             Use an effective writing process            reference       Students will know       Literacy/LA classes
appropriate electronic reference          Engage in information literacy                              that there is a vast     Theme 4
materials and teacher-selected Internet   process: access, evaluate and                               amount of
sites to answer questions.                communicate information and ideas                           information that
                                          Incorporate technology as a tool to                         they can access
                                          enhance writing                                             through the library.
                                          Plan strategies utilizing digital tools
                                          to gather, evaluate, and use
                                          information Use critical thinking
                                          skills to conduct research, solve
                                          problems, and make informed
                                          decisions using appropriate
                                          technological tools and resources

d. Use a variety of search engines to do Use an effective writing process             search engine   Students will know       Literacy/LA classes
advanced searching.                      Engage in information literacy                               that there is a vast
                                         process: access, evaluate and                                amount of
                                         communicate information and ideas                            information that
                                         Incorporate technology as a tool to                          they can access
                                         enhance writing                                              through the library.
                                         Plan strategies utilizing digital tools
                                         to gather, evaluate, and use
                                         information
Indicator 1.1.9: Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
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  Grade Level Benchmark                     Iowa Core Connection                   Vocabulary        Know            Understand   Do   Classroom Connections
a. Work together in self-managed teams Use appropriate content and                              Students will know                     Literacy/LA classes
to understand concepts and to solve    conventions for purpose, audience,                       that working in
problems.                              occasion and context                                     groups is an
                                       Participate appropriately in one-to-                     important skill.
                                       one situations and group settings
                                       Recognize the role of evaluation in
                                       oral communication
                                       Recognize the role of response in oral
                                       communication.
                                       Listening for information and
                                       understanding
                                       Listening for interpretation, analysis,
                                       and evaluation
                                       Communicate and work productively
                                       with others, considering different
                                       perspectives and cultural views to
                                       increase the quality of work

b. Offer information and opinion at     Participate in a variety of                             Students will know                     Literacy/LA classes
appropriate times in group discussions. communication situations             Use                that working in
                                        appropriate content and conventions                     groups is an
                                        for purpose, audience, occasion and                     important skill.
                                        context                  Participate
                                        appropriately in one-to-one situations
                                        and group settings      Recognize the
                                        role of evaluation in oral
                                        communication
                                        Recognize the role of response in oral
                                        communication.
                                        Listening for information and
                                        understanding
                                        Communicate and work productively
                                        with others, considering different
                                        perspectives and cultural views to
                                        increase the quality of work
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c. Encourage team members to share   Use appropriate content and                        Students will know          Literacy/LA classes
ideas and opinions.                  conventions for purpose, audience,                 that working in
                                     occasion and context                               groups is an
                                     Participate appropriately in one-to-               important skill.
                                     one situations and group settings
                                     Recognize the role of response in oral
                                     communication.
                                     Listening for information and
                                     understanding
                                     Communicate and work productively
                                     with others, considering different
                                     perspectives and cultural views to
                                     increase the quality of work

				
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