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									     MSAD #34
       English
    Language Arts
     Curriculum
                    GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
                         GRADES 3-5




                                             Language Arts Grades 3-5
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A.    PROCESS OF READING

Goal: Students read to comprehend, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate literary
and expository texts by using a variety of strategies. They connect essential ideas,
evaluate arguments, and analyze the various perspectives and ideas presented in a variety
of literary and expository texts. (MLR A. Reading)

Objective 1. The student will use word identification skills to make sense of words.
              (Phonics, Syllabication, Word Analysis)
Objective 2. The student will read, analyze and discuss both narrative and expository text.
             (Predicting, retelling, questioning, summarizing, connecting and visualizing,
             inferring to deepen their understanding of text)
Objective 3. The student will use informational parts of a non-fiction text to enhance
             comprehension. (Ex. Index, Table of Contents, Glossary, Appendix, section
             headings, chapter titles, topic & summary sentences)
Objective 4. The student will fluently and accurately read text, within a grade appropriate
             span of text complexity, using appropriate pacing, phrasing, intonation and
             expression.
Objective 5. The student will demonstrate ownership of appropriate vocabulary by
             effectively using a word in different contexts for different purposes, and
             determine the meaning of unknown words by using a variety of strategies.
Objective 6. The student will demonstrate comprehension of text(s) by stating
             connections or inferences made.



B.    LITERATURE

Goal:        Students will read fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry with a grade
appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.2 Literary Text)

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of character development
              within a variety of styles of literature. (Draw conclusions about the motives
             of characters and the consequences of their actions, make connections
              between characters and people or events in their own life or the world.)
Objective 2. The student will recognize basic elements of plot, cause and effect, conflict
             and resolution and summarize events including important details.
Objective 3. The student will identify the narrator and/or speaker in a story and tell
             whether the narrator is a character involved in the story.
Objective 4. The student will identify and define the function of figurative language and
             the use of the literary devices including symbolism to understand text and
             poetry.


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Objective 5. The student will explain that theme refers to the central ideas or meaning of
             a selection and identify theme(s) whether they are implied or stated directly.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main purpose of a poem, passage or particular
             parts of a passage to aid in comprehension.
Objective 7. The student will have instructional experiences that help them to identify
             the purpose for texts, the central argument, that sometimes authors write to
             convince readers of something, and to differentiate between fact and
             opinion.
Objective 8. The student will explore, experience, select and understand literature from
              a variety of genres. Suggested genres include realistic fiction, historical
             fiction, classic fairy tales, myths, folk tales, legends, fables, biographies,
             newspapers and informational texts.




C. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Goal: Students will read, paraphrase and summarize grade level informational text, for
different purposes within a grade appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.3
Informational Text)

Objective 1. The student will generate, create and revise questions that can be answered
             by using text features and information found within the text.
Objective 2. The student will use text features including diagrams, illustrations, charts,
             and maps to aid comprehension.
Objective 3. The student will identify, summarize or paraphrase the main ideas and
             details presented in the texts, and use the evidence from the text to support
             those ideas.
Objective 4. The student will distinguish between facts and opinions in text and/or draw
             conclusions from text.
Objective 5. The student will follow multi-step instructions that may be related to a
             content area text.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main purpose of a text, particular paragraphs,
             or sections of the text to aid comprehension.



D. WRITING

Goal: Students will write to express their ideas and emotions, to describe their



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experiences, to communicate information, and to present or analyze an argument. (MLR
             B.
1-5 Writing)

Objective 1. The student will pre-write (using graphic organizers), draft, revise, edit and
             proofread to produce finished work and to convey voice.
Objective 2. The student will produce writing for a variety of purposes.
Objective 3. The student will develop writing pieces that show a beginning
             (introduction), middle (body) and ending (conclusion).
Objective 4. The student will write a coherent paragraph with a main idea and supporting
             details.
Objective 5. The student will create a legible final draft.
Objective 6. The student will write narratives that relate events, ideas, observations or
             recollections.
Objective 7. The student will write to identify and explain a position to an identified
             audience.
Objective 8. The student will write to persuade a target audience.
Objective 9. The student will write letters, other requests for information or directions
             for completing a process.


E.    WRITTEN LANUAGE

Goal: Students will use parts of speech, vary sentence structure, and apply the rules of
capitalization, punctuation and spelling to communicate. (MLR D.1, 2 Language)

Objective 1. The student will identify and write simple, compound and complex
             sentences.
Objective 2. The student will capitalize correctly.
Objective 3. The student will identify and use end punctuation, quotation marks, and
             commas.
Objective 4. The student will use nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs,
             prepositions, conjunctions and interjections correctly.
Objective 5. The student will spell grade level frequently used words and apply spelling
             generalizations. (example: change y to i)


F.    RESEARCH – RELATED WRITING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will create, identify and answer research questions by gathering
information from print and non-print sources and documenting sources and
             communicating


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findings. (MLR C. Research)

Objective 1. The student will identify key words and concepts related to research
             questions, making adjustments when appropriate.
Objective 2. The student will locate and access information by using text features.
Objective 3. The student will collect, evaluate, and organize information for a specific
             purpose.
Objective 4. The student will communicate findings from a variety of print and non-print
             sources.
Objective 5. The student will describe plagiarism and demonstrate appropriate citation.



G.    HANDWRITING/KEYBOARDING

Goal: Students will use manuscript and cursive handwriting legibly and fluently and will
practice keyboarding skills.

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate the correct formation of manuscript/cursive
             letters consistently with attention to space and size.
Objective 2. The student will practice manuscript/cursive handwriting through daily
             assignments.
Objective 3. The student will practice keyboarding skills through different assignments
             and specific writing pieces.


H.    LISTENING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will apply active listening and speaking skills. (MLR E. 1,2 Listening and
Speaking)

Objective 1. The student will participate in group discussions (taking turns, responding,
             asking clarifying questions.)
Objective 2. The student will follow multi-step directions.
Objective 3.The student will speak using eye contact, clear enunciation, clear gestures for
             emphasis and appropriate volume and rate.
Objective 4. The student will explain ideas clearly and respond to questions with
             appropriate information.
Objective 5. The student will share information summarized from reading, listening or
              viewing and form a position on a topic, supporting the position with a
      variety
              of print and non-print sources.


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I.    MEDIA

Goal: Students will explain that the same information can have different effects
when presented through different forms of media. (MLR F. 1 Analysis of Media)

Objective 1. The student will compare the effects of the same kind of information as
            found in books, movies, newspapers, magazines, and/or on the Internet and
            television.
Objective 2.The student will recognize that there are multiple roles and purposes of
            media.




                     UPON COMPLETION OF THIRD GRADE

A.    PROCESS OF READING

Goal: Students read to comprehend, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate literary
and expository texts by using a variety of strategies. They connect essential ideas,



                                             Language Arts Grades 3-5
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evaluate arguments, and analyze the various perspectives and ideas presented in a variety
of literary and expository texts. (MLR A. Reading)

Objective 1. The student will use word identification skills to make sense of words.
              (Phonics, Syllabication, Word Analysis)
Objective 2. The student will read, analyze and discuss both narrative and expository text.
             (Predicting, retelling, questioning, summarizing, connecting and visualizing,
             inferring to deepen their understanding of text)
Objective 3. The student will use informational parts of a non-fiction text to enhance
             comprehension. (Ex. Index, Table of Contents, Glossary, Appendix, section
             headings, chapter titles, topic & summary sentences)
Objective 4. The student will fluently and accurately read text, within a grade appropriate
             span of text complexity, using appropriate pacing, phrasing, intonation and
             expression.
Objective 5. The student will demonstrate ownership of appropriate vocabulary by
             effectively using a word in different contexts for different purposes, and
             determine the meaning of unknown words by using a variety of strategies.
Objective 6. The student will demonstrate comprehension of text(s) by stating
             connections or inferences made.



B.    LITERATURE

Goal:        Students will read fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry with a grade
appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.2 Literary Text)

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of character development
             within a variety of styles of literature. (Draw conclusions about the motives
             of characters and the consequences of their actions, make connections
             between characters and people or events in their own life or the world.)
Objective 2. The student will recognize basic elements of plot, cause and effect, conflict
             and resolution and summarize events including important details.
Objective 3. The student will identify the narrator and/or speaker in a story and tell
             whether the narrator is a character involved in the story.
Objective 4. The learner will identify and define the function of figurative language and
             the use of the literary devices including symbolism to understand text and
             poetry. (similes and exaggeration)
Objective 5. The student will explain that theme refers to the central ideas or meaning of
             a selection and identify theme(s) whether they are implied or stated directly.
Objective 6.The student will identify the main purpose of a poem, passage or particular
             parts of a passage to aid in comprehension.


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Objective 7. The student will have instructional experiences that help them to identify the
             purpose for texts, the central argument, that sometimes authors write to
             convince readers of something, and to differentiate between fact and
             opinion.
Objective 8.The student will explore, experience, select and understand literature from
              a variety of genres. Suggested genres include realistic fiction, historical
              fiction, classic fairy tales, myths, folk tales, legends, fables, biographies,
              newspapers and informational texts.




C. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Goal: Students will read, paraphrase and summarize grade level informational text, for
different purposes within a grade appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.3
Informational Text)

Objective 1. The student will generate, create and revise questions, with support, that
             can be answered by using text features and information found within the
             text.
Objective 2. The student will use organizational text features including titles, table of
             contents, chapter headings, glossaries, an index, illustrations, and maps to
             locate information or to aid comprehension.
Objective 3. The student will identify answers in the text or important ideas to
             demonstrate understanding
Objective 4. The student will make reasonable statements about text.
Objective 5. The student will follow simple written instructions.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main reason or purpose of a text for a particular
             section of the text to aid comprehension.




D. WRITING

Goal: Students will write to express their ideas and emotions, to describe their
experiences, to communicate information, and to present or analyze an argument. (MLR
             B.
1-5 Writing)




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Objective 1. The student will pre-write (using graphic organizers), draft, revise, edit and
             proofread to produce finished work and to convey voice.
Objective 2. The student will produce writing for a variety of purposes.
Objective 3. The student will develop writing pieces that show a beginning
             (introduction), middle (body) and ending (conclusion).
Objective 5. The student will create a legible final draft.
Objective 6. The student will write narratives that relate events, ideas, observations or
             recollections.
Objective 9. The student will write letters, other requests for information or directions
             for completing a process.


E.    WRITTEN LANUAGE

Goal: Students will use parts of speech, vary sentence structure, and apply the rules of
capitalization, punctuation and spelling to communicate. (MLR D.1, 2 Language)

Objective 1. The student will identify and write simple and compound sentences.
Objective 2. The student will capitalize correctly.
Objective 3. The student will identify and use end punctuation and commas.
Objective 4. The student will use nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives and conjunctions
             correctly.
Objective 5. The student will spell grade level frequently used words and apply spelling
             generalizations. (example: change y to i)


F.    RESEARCH – RELATED WRITING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will create, identify and answer research questions by gathering
information from print and non-print sources and documenting sources and
             communicating
findings. (MLR C. Research)

Objective 1. The student will identify key words and concepts related to research
             questions, making adjustments when appropriate.
Objective 2. The student will locate and access information by using text features.
Objective 3. The student will collect, evaluate, and organize information for a specific
             purpose.
Objective 4. The student will communicate findings from a variety of print and non-print
             sources.




                                             Language Arts Grades 3-5
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G.    HANDWRITING/KEYBOARDING

Goal: Students will use manuscript and cursive handwriting legibly and fluently and will
practice keyboarding skills.

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate the correct formation of manuscript letters
             consistently with attention to space and size.
Objective 2. The student will practice manuscript/cursive handwriting through daily
             assignments. (Cursive is introduced in grade 3)
Objective 3. The student is introduced to keyboarding skills.



H.    LISTENING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will apply active listening and speaking skills. (MLR E. 1,2 Listening and
Speaking)

Objective 1. The student will participate in group discussions (taking turns, responding,
             asking clarifying questions.)
Objective 2. The student will follow multi-step directions.
Objective 3.The student will speak using eye contact, clear enunciation, clear gestures for
             emphasis and appropriate volume and rate.
Objective 4. The student will explain ideas clearly and respond to questions with
             appropriate information.




I.    MEDIA

Goal: Students will explain that the same information can have different effects
when presented through different forms of media. (MLR F. 1 Analysis of Media)

Objective 1. The student will compare the effects of the same kind of information as
            found in books, movies, newspapers, magazines, and/or on the Internet and
            television. (Introduced in grade 3)
Objective 2.The student will recognize that there are multiple roles and purposes of


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            media. (Introduced in grade 3)




                    UPON COMPLETION OF FOURTH GRADE

A.    PROCESS OF READING

Goal: Students read to comprehend, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate literary
and expository texts by using a variety of strategies. They connect essential ideas,
evaluate arguments, and analyze the various perspectives and ideas presented in a variety
of literary and expository texts. (MLR A. Reading)

Objective 1. The student will use word identification skills to make sense of words.


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              (Phonics, Syllabication, Word Analysis)
Objective 2. The student will read, analyze and discuss both narrative and expository text.
             (Predicting, retelling, questioning, summarizing, connecting and visualizing,
             inferring to deepen their understanding of text)
Objective 3. The student will use informational parts of a non-fiction text to enhance
             comprehension. (Ex. Index, Table of Contents, Glossary, Appendix, section
             headings, chapter titles, topic & summary sentences)
Objective 4. The student will fluently and accurately read text, within a grade appropriate
             span of text complexity, using appropriate pacing, phrasing, intonation and
             expression.
Objective 5. The student will demonstrate ownership of appropriate vocabulary by
             effectively using a word in different contexts for different purposes, and
             determine the meaning of unknown words by using a variety of strategies.
Objective 6. The student will demonstrate comprehension of text(s) by stating
             connections or inferences made.



B.    LITERATURE

Goal:        Students will read fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry with a grade
appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.2 Literary Text)

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of character development
              within a variety of styles of literature. (Draw conclusions about the motives
             of characters and the consequences of their actions, make connections
              between characters and people or events in their own life or the world.)
Objective 2. The student will recognize basic elements of plot, cause and effect, conflict
             and resolution and summarize events including important details.
Objective 3. The student will identify the narrator and/or speaker in a story and tell
             whether the narrator is a character involved in the story.
Objective 4. The student will identify and define the function of figurative language and
             the use of the literary devices including symbolism to understand text and
             poetry. (figurative language, symbolism, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration and
             onomatopoeia)
Objective 5. The student will explain that theme.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main purpose of a poem, passage or particular
             parts of a passage to aid in comprehension.
Objective 7. The student will have instructional experiences that help them to identify the
             purpose for texts, the central argument, that sometimes authors write to
             convince readers of something, and to differentiate between fact and
             opinion.


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Objective 8. The student will explore, experience, select and understand literature from
              a variety of genres. Suggested genres include realistic fiction, historical
             fiction, classic fairy tales, myths, folk tales, legends, fables, biographies,
             newspapers and informational texts.


C. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Goal: Students will read, paraphrase and summarize grade level informational text, for
different purposes within a grade appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.3
Informational Text)

Objective 1. The student will create questions that can be answered by using text features
             and information found within the text.
Objective 2. The student will use text features. (headings, subheadings, bullets, boldface
             font, illustrations, maps and charts to locate information or to aid
             comprehension)
Objective 3. The student will identify the main idea(s) of and details from the text that
             support the main idea(s) succinctly stating this information.
Objective 4. The student will draw conclusions about information from text.
Objective 5. The student will follow multi-step instructions written instructions with four
             or more steps.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main purpose of a text, particular paragraphs,
             or sections of the text to aid comprehension.



D. WRITING

Goal: Students will write to express their ideas and emotions, to describe their
experiences, to communicate information, and to present or analyze an argument. (MLR
             B.
1-5 Writing)

Objective 1. The student will pre-write (using graphic organizers), draft, revise, edit and
             proofread to produce finished work and to convey voice.
Objective 2. The student will produce writing for a variety of purposes.
Objective 3. The student will develop writing pieces that show a beginning
             (introduction), middle (body) and ending (conclusion).
Objective 4. The student will write a coherent paragraph with a main idea and supporting
             details.
Objective 5. The student will create a legible final draft.


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Objective 6. The student will write narratives that relate events, ideas, observations or
            recollections.
Objective 9. The student will write letters, other requests for information or directions
            for completing a process.


E.    WRITTEN LANUAGE

Goal: Students will use parts of speech, vary sentence structure, and apply the rules of
capitalization, punctuation and spelling to communicate. (MLR D.1, 2 Language)

Objective 1. The student will identify and write simple, compound and be introduced to
             complex sentences.
Objective 2. The student will capitalize correctly.
Objective 3. The student will identify and use end punctuation, quotation marks, and
             commas.
Objective 4. The student will use nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs,
             conjunctions and interjections correctly.
Objective 5. The student will spell grade level frequently used words and apply spelling
             generalizations. (example: change y to i)




F.    RESEARCH – RELATED WRITING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will create, identify and answer research questions by gathering
information from print and non-print sources and documenting sources and
             communicating
findings. (MLR C. Research)

Objective 1. The student will identify key words and concepts related to research
             questions, making adjustments when appropriate.
Objective 2. The student will locate and access information by using text features.
Objective 3. The student will collect, evaluate, and organize information for a specific
             purpose.
Objective 4. The student will communicate findings from a variety of print and non-print
             sources.




                                             Language Arts Grades 3-5
Approved by MSAD #34 B.O.D. 11/17/08 English14
G.    HANDWRITING/KEYBOARDING

Goal: Students will use manuscript and cursive handwriting legibly and fluently and will
practice keyboarding skills.

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate the correct formation of manuscript/cursive
             letters consistently with attention to space and size.
Objective 2. The student will practice manuscript/cursive handwriting through daily
             assignments.
Objective 3. The student will practice keyboarding skills through different assignments
             and specific writing pieces.




H.    LISTENING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will apply active listening and speaking skills. (MLR E. 1,2 Listening and
Speaking)

Objective 1. The student will participate in group discussions (taking turns, responding,
             asking clarifying questions.)
Objective 2. The student will follow multi-step directions.
Objective 3.The student will speak using eye contact, clear enunciation, clear gestures for
             emphasis and appropriate volume and rate.
Objective 4. The student will explain ideas clearly and respond to questions with
             appropriate information.


I.    MEDIA

Goal: Students will explain that the same information can have different effects
when presented through different forms of media. (MLR F. 1 Analysis of Media)

Objective 1. The student will compare the effects of the same kind of information as
            found in books, movies, newspapers, magazines, and/or on the Internet and
            television. (Will continue practicing this skill in grade 4)
Objective 2.The student will recognize that there are multiple roles and purposes of
            media. (Will continue practicing this skill in grade 4)




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                     UPON COMPLETION OF FIFTH GRADE

A.    PROCESS OF READING

Goal: Students read to comprehend, interpret, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate literary
and expository texts by using a variety of strategies. They connect essential ideas,
evaluate arguments, and analyze the various perspectives and ideas presented in a variety
of literary and expository texts. (MLR A. Reading)

Objective 1. The student will use word identification skills to make sense of words.
              (Phonics, Syllabication, Word Analysis)
Objective 2. The student will read, analyze and discuss both narrative and expository text.
             (Predicting, retelling, questioning, summarizing, connecting and visualizing,
             inferring to deepen their understanding of text)
Objective 3. The student will use informational parts of a non-fiction text to enhance
             comprehension. (Ex. Index, Table of Contents, Glossary, Appendix, section
             headings, chapter titles, topic & summary sentences)




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Objective 4. The student will fluently and accurately read text, within a grade appropriate
             span of text complexity, using appropriate pacing, phrasing, intonation and
             expression.
Objective 5. The student will demonstrate ownership of appropriate vocabulary by
             effectively using a word in different contexts for different purposes, and
             determine the meaning of unknown words by using a variety of strategies.
Objective 6. The student will demonstrate comprehension of text(s) by stating
             connections or inferences made.



B.    LITERATURE

Goal:        Students will read fiction, non-fiction, drama and poetry with a grade
appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.2 Literary Text)

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of character development
              within a variety of styles of literature. (Draw conclusions about the motives
             of characters and the consequences of their actions, make connections
              between characters and people or events in their own life or the world.)
Objective 2. The student will recognize basic elements of plot, cause and effect, conflict
             and resolution and summarize events including important details.
Objective 3. The student will identify the narrator and/or speaker in a story and tell
             whether the narrator is a character involved in the story.
Objective 4. The student will identify and define the function of figurative language and
             the use of the literary devices including symbolism to understand text and
             poetry. (simple metaphors and imagery)
Objective 5. The student will explain that theme refers to the central ideas or meaning of
             a selection and identify theme(s) whether they are implied or stated directly.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main purpose of a poem, passage or particular
             parts of a passage to aid in comprehension.
Objective 7. The student will have instructional experiences that help them to identify the
             purpose for texts, the central argument, that sometimes authors write to
             convince readers of something, and to differentiate between fact and
             opinion.
Objective 8. The student will explore, experience, select and understand literature from
              a variety of genres. Suggested genres include realistic fiction, historical
             fiction, classic fairy tales, myths, folk tales, legends, fables, biographies,
             newspapers and informational texts.




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C. INFORMATIONAL TEXT

Goal: Students will read, paraphrase and summarize grade level informational text, for
different purposes within a grade appropriate span of text complexity. (MLR A.3
Informational Text)

Objective 1. The student will create and revise questions that can be answered by using
             text features and information found within the text.
Objective 2. The student will use text features including diagrams, illustrations, charts,
             and maps to aid comprehension.
Objective 3. The student will identify, summarize or paraphrase the main ideas and
             details presented in the texts, and use the evidence from the text to support
             those ideas.
Objective 4. The student will distinguish between facts and opinions in text and/or draw
             conclusions from text.
Objective 5. The student will follow multi-step instructions that may be related to a
             content area text.
Objective 6. The student will identify the main purpose of a text, particular paragraphs,
             or sections of the text to aid comprehension.



D. WRITING

Goal: Students will write to express their ideas and emotions, to describe their
experiences, to communicate information, and to present or analyze an argument. (MLR
             B.
1-5 Writing)

Objective 1. The student will pre-write (using graphic organizers), draft, revise, edit and
             proofread to produce finished work and to convey voice.
Objective 2. The student will produce writing for a variety of purposes.
Objective 3. The student will develop writing pieces that show a beginning
             (introduction), middle (body) and ending (conclusion).
Objective 4. The student will write a coherent paragraph with a main idea and supporting
             details.
Objective 5. The student will create a legible final draft.
Objective 6. The student will write narratives that relate events, ideas, observations or
             recollections.
Objective 7. The student will write to identify and explain a position to an identified
             audience.


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Objective 8. The student will write to persuade a target audience.
Objective 9. The student will write letters, other requests for information or directions
             for completing a process.


E.    WRITTEN LANUAGE

Goal: Students will use parts of speech, vary sentence structure, and apply the rules of
capitalization, punctuation and spelling to communicate. (MLR D.1, 2 Language)

Objective 1. The student will identify and write simple, compound and complex
             sentences.
Objective 2. The student will capitalize correctly.
Objective 3. The student will identify and use end punctuation, quotation marks, and
             commas.
Objective 4. The student will use nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs,
             prepositions, conjunctions and interjections correctly.
Objective 5. The student will spell grade level frequently used words and apply spelling
             generalizations. (example: change y to i)


F.    RESEARCH – RELATED WRITING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will create, identify and answer research questions by gathering
information from print and non-print sources and documenting sources and
             communicating
findings. (MLR C. Research)

Objective 1. The student will identify key words and concepts related to research
             questions, making adjustments when appropriate.
Objective 2. The student will locate and access information by using text features.
Objective 3. The student will collect, evaluate, and organize information for a specific
             purpose.
Objective 4. The student will communicate findings from a variety of print and non-print
             sources.
Objective 5. The student will describe plagiarism and demonstrate appropriate citation.



G.    HANDWRITING/KEYBOARDING

Goal: Students will use manuscript and cursive handwriting legibly and fluently and will


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practice keyboarding skills.

Objective 1. The student will demonstrate the correct formation of manuscript/cursive
             letters consistently with attention to space and size.
Objective 2. The student will practice manuscript/cursive handwriting through daily
             assignments.
Objective 3. The student will practice keyboarding skills through different assignments
             and specific writing pieces.



H.    LISTENING AND SPEAKING

Goal: Students will apply active listening and speaking skills. (MLR E. 1,2 Listening and
Speaking)

Objective 1. The student will participate in group discussions (taking turns, responding,
             asking clarifying questions.)
Objective 2. The student will follow multi-step directions.
Objective 3.The student will speak using eye contact, clear enunciation, clear gestures for
             emphasis and appropriate volume and rate.
Objective 4. The student will explain ideas clearly and respond to questions with
             appropriate information.
Objective 5. The student will share information summarized from reading, listening or
              viewing and form a position on a topic, supporting the position with a
      variety
              of print and non-print sources.


I.    MEDIA

Goal: Students will explain that the same information can have different effects
when presented through different forms of media. (MLR F. 1 Analysis of Media)

Objective 1. The student will compare the effects of the same kind of information as
            found in books, movies, newspapers, magazines, and/or on the Internet and
            television.
Objective 2.The student will recognize that there are multiple roles and purposes of
            media.




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