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6-8 Language Arts Curriculum Maps August September October GRADE Week 9 (End of SUBJECT COURSE PREREQUISITE Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 LEVEL 1st Quarter) Story Elements - Setting & Character Cultural Actions, Perspectives, and Connections Text and multi-media evaluation Comprehension and Fluency (Reading Team Work Strategies) Mastery of Grade 5 Personal Reflection Expressive Materials Story Elements - Plot(Action) Knowledge and Text Interactions Self-Reflection to Generate Questions Main Ideas/Details LA/Rdg 6th Skills of the NM Interpret & Synthesize Information Punctuation Skills Reading Strategy - Summarize Standards and Informational Material Development Sentence Structure (Simple Sentences) Benchmarks Research Organization Expression of Complete Thoughts Spelling Strategies Electronic Communication IA.1,5,6,7--IB.1,2,3--IC.1--ID.1A,2 IA.2,3--ID.1,2,3,5--IIB.1,6--IIIA.1,2,3 IA.2--ID.3--IIB.1,5 GRADE COURSE INSTRUCTOR PREREQUISITE 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week LEVEL Oral narration of an organized account (e.g., news story) appropriate to purpose, audience and Effects of literacy devices (figurative language, diction context Informational response to text: making connections, generating questions, dialogue, description)…Author's intent for literary devic drawing inferences, determining the importance of information, summarizing information, (personification, metaphor, simile, alliteration) BOLD = monitoring comprehension Identification of parts of speech; types and structure of Identification of parts of speech; types and structure o ELIGIBLE 6th Grade LA Language sentences Express sentences FOR CRT 7th Standards and Arts perspective to personal, social, cultural, and historical issues Punctuate sentences properly avoicing fragments and r Reading font Benchmarks Apply spelling of bases and affixes ons Writing font Punctuate sentences properly avoiding fragments and run-ons Infinitives and participles - pronouns and antecedent I-A-1, I-A-2, II-B-3, II-A-5, II-B-5, II-B-6 IIIB-4M, IIIB-5M, II-B-3, II-B-6, II-B-1, II-B-2 GRADE COURSE INSTRUCTOR PREREQUISITE Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 LEVEL Analyze a work of literature showing how it Welcome traditions, attitudes and beliefs of its author. Activities, Use the various parts of a text to locate specific specific tasks by: analyzing and evaluating Rules, information (book scavenger hunt) Sentence Deternine purpose, audience and context; ideas in relation to personal and societal is Agendas, Structure: Use correct and varied sentence support ideas with examples, definitions, defining characteristics of classic li Books, types and sentence openings, revise writing for analogies, and direct reference to primary and themes…..analyze and evaluate themes a Language Syllabus word choice and appropriate organization, secondary sources….analyze the inferences literary and other texts in relation to pers 8th * Vocabulary parallelism to present ideas in a series…… and conclusions from fictional and non-fictional issues……juxtapose items for emphasis an Arts and Spelling identify ideas and make connections among contexts, events, characters, settings and coordination, apposition, and other devic will be an literary works, identify conflict , rising action and themes relationship between ideas. identify form intragral part resolution of conflict in a literary work speaking contexts that are reflected in s of every unit* different language styles....evaluate the standard and non-standard E N/A II B-1,2,7; III B-1; I D-3 I C-1, III B-5M I B 1; II A 3: II B 3, 4, 5; III B-4, 6 approved 12/06 October November December January Week 9 (End of Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 2nd Quarter) Written Directions Theme Identification Communication Evaluation (Cause & Effect) Cooperative Group Roles Comprehension - Point of View Comprehension (Distortion & Stereotype) Introduction to Figurative Language (Similes, Metaphors, Topic Expansion Author's Techniques Communication Evaluation Idioms, Personification, Alliteration, Hyperbole, & Oral Clues Sentence Structure (Complex Sentences) Electronic Communication Onomatopoeia) Punctuation Perspective Writing Author's Voice and Purpose Sentence Structure (Compound/Complex Sentence Structure (Compound/ Complex Sentences) Sentence Structure (Compound Electronic Communication Sentences) Persuasive Writing (Problem-Solution Essay) Sentences) Support Opinions Author's Voice and Purpose Electronic Communication IIA.1,2,3 IC.2--IIB.1--IIC.1,3,4--IIIB.1,4a,4b IC.3--IIB.1,9--IIC.4--IIIB.2,4b,4c,4d IA.4--IC.3--ID.4--IIB.1,2,3,4--IIC.2,3,4--IIIB.1,4a 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week Identify examples of distortion and stereotypes, and Examine perspectives of attitudes in expository text for Express perspectives themes...Critique credibility of characteriation, degree plot period text Identify author's purpose and perspective Interpret and synthesize information read is contrived or realistic….Interpret universal themes, values, figurative language, diction, Use context and vocabulary to understand informational Cite primary and seconday sources, compare, contrast, and and conflicts.....Analyze problems and solutions in texts or's intent for literary devices text Express evaluate information using problem-solving process phor, simile, alliteration) perspectives in written response to issues Construct essays and presentations to respond to a Examine relationships between elements of research topics eech; types and structure of Choose language suited to topic and audience Express prespective in written response to issues problem.....Refine critical thinging skills, develop criteria for ences Use figurative language and variety of speech patterns Proofread; correct errors evaluating arguments and judgments: state a firm y avoicing fragments and run- Choose standard or non-standard English dialets for topic, Identify parts of speech; types & structure of sentences judgment, justify judgment with reasons and examples, ns purpose, and audience Punctuate using hyphens, dashes, brackets, and create organized structure appropriate to purpose, pronouns and antecedents. Interact in discussions by offering personal opinions; giving valid semicolons ... Compose writing that develops sentence fluency audience and context to communicate using technology reasons that support opinions; considering others' opinions Convey meaning using various speech patters and Express perspectives in response to issues figurative language 3, II-B-6, II-B-1, II-B-2 I-B-1, I-B-2, I-B-3, I-B-4, II-C-1, II-B-12, II-B-3, II-B-4, II-C-4 I-D-1, I-D-2 I-D-3, II-C-1, II-A-1, II-A-2, II-A-3, II-A-4, II-A-5 III-B-1, III-B-2, III-B-3, III-B-6M, I-C-1, I-C-2, II-B-9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18 Week 19 Week 20 Week 21 of literature showing how it reflects the heritage, Describe how tone and meaning is conveyed in des and beliefs of its author...Use information for poetry and expository writing through word by: analyzing and evaluating themes and central choice, figurative language, sentence structure, on to personal and societal issues....Identify the Use information for specific tasks by analyzing and evaluating line length, punctuation, rhythm, repetition, and Analyze the purpose of the author or creator and the impact of that purpose g characteristics of classic literature and information....Create written arguments to persuade by: by evaluating bias, messages and underlying assumptions of a variety of text rhyme; identify significant literary devices to alyze and evaluate themes and central ideas in establishing context, creating persona, developing interest, and media, recognize when information. Presented in a text as new understand the author's meaning and other texts in relation to personal and societal developing a controlling idea that makes a clear and knowledge and described how it can be used, identify the topic sentence in a perspective....identify formal and informal apose items for emphasis and using subordinate, knowledgeable judgement, arranging details, reasons and reading selection, and idependently apply the reading process and strategies speaking contexts that are reflected in slang, to a variety of literary and information texts and use the defining features and n, apposition, and other devices to indicate the examples effectively and anticipating and addressing reader jargon, and different language styles... contexts structures of those works to understand main elements, perspective and style. p between ideas. identify formal and informal concerns that are reflected in slang, jargon, and different ontexts that are reflected in slang, jargon, and language styles....evaluate the use of dialects in nguage styles....evaluate the use of dialects in standard and non-standard English standard and non-standard English 1; II A 3: II B 3, 4, 5; III B-4, 6M: III A 3 I B 1: II C 1-3 II B 5: III B 2, 3: II A 3 I D 1, 2, 4, 5 uary February March April Week 9 (End of Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 3rd Quarter) Directions uation (Cause & Effect) Comprehension (Dialogue & Flashback, Mood & Style) nguage (Similes, Metaphors, Convey Meaning Alliteration, Hyperbole, & Verb Agreement Oral Narration topoeia) Indefinite Pronouns Literary Comparison and Contrast Oral Convention and Usage ound/ Complex Sentences) Persuasive Writing (Problem-Solution Essay) Oral Speech Editing roblem-Solution Essay) Author's Voice and Purpose e and Purpose Electronic Communication ommunication 2,3,4--IIC.2,3,4--IIIB.1,4a IIB.3,4--IIC.2,3,4--IIIB.4a,4b IIIB.3 IA.1--IIB.7,8 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week Analyze recurring themes (e.g., value of rtion and stereotypes, and bravery, loyalty) in works from various of characteriation, degree plot cultures…Analyze central ideas in literature and rpret universal themes, values, media based on personal issues and Use interpretive and evaluative processes to respond to a blems and solutions in texts experiences…Analyze range of responses to varitety of text (e.g., mysteries, novels); analyze what solving process determine the extent that characteristics of Interpret and synthesize information specific characteristics of (fiction, nonfiction, drama, and esentations to respond to a cultures shaped responses Examine critical relationships among elements of research poetry) have on the meaning; what impact literacy elements ging skills, develop criteria for Identify examples of distortion and topics Produce research reports and technical writings have on meaning (e.g., influence of setting on problem and nd judgments: state a firm stereotypes, recurring themes...Critique that communicate informatjion effectively to a specific resolution) Differentiate credibility of characterizations and degree with reasons and examples, audience re appropriate to purpose, shades and multiple meaning of words plot is contrived or realistic...Effect of Apply parts of speech to clarify language usage literary devices (figurative language, diction, and context arious speech patters and dialogue, and description) Analyze effect language on viewer of images, text, and sound in electronic journalism III-A-1, III-A-2, III-A-3, III-B-1, III-B-2, III-B-3, III- -B-6M, I-C-1, I-C-2, II-B-9 III-B-7M, II-C-2, II-B-7 I-B-2, I-B-4, II-C-3 B-4M, II-B-10 Week 22 Week 23 Week 24 Week 25 Week 26 Week 27 Week 28 Week 29 Week 30 Week 31 Week 32 Week 33 Demonstrate familiarity with selected: classic literature, mythology, classic Create written arguments to persuade by: establishing context, creating fiction and non-fiction, drama: Use creator and the impact of that purpose persona, developing interest, developing a controlling idea that makes a clear literature and media to reflect on derlying assumptions of a variety of text and knowledgeable judgement, arranging details, reasons and examples learning experiences by: evaluating Listen to, read, react to, and information: narrate a Eighth-grade research project…… mation. Presented in a text as new effectively and anticipating and addressing reader concerns.....Present similar personal perspectives and how they personal account, interact in group activities, and representation and informational resea be used, identify the topic sentence in a content for various purposes and to different audiences showing appropriate Testing are influenced by society, cultural compare and contrast and evaluate for details, main upon a chosen pattern of organization t pply the reading process and strategies changes in delivery, create and present arguments that persuade by: differences, and historical issues, ideas, themes, actions and main character from oral previous summaries…..create a re texts and use the defining features and engaging the audiences by establishing a context, creating a persona and appraising learning as change in selections. presentati d main elements, perspective and style. developing interest, arranging details, reasons, and examples perspective, evaluating personal persuasively...... circumstances and background that shape interaction with literature and media 2, 4, 5 II A 1, 2; II C 1-3 NA III A 1,2 I A 1-3 I B 1(3rd bullet): II B 6; I B May Week 9 (End of Week 7 Week 8 4th Quarter) Review and Expansion of Figurative Language (Similes, Metaphors, Idioms, Personification, Alliteration, Hyperbole, & Onomatopoeia) IA.4, IIIB.4a,4b 1 Week 1 Week 1 Week Use interpretive and evaluative processes to respond to a varitety of text (e.g., mysteries, novels); analyze what specific characteristics of (fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry) have on the meaning; what impact literacy elements have on meaning (e.g., influence of setting on problem and resolution) Examine perspectives of attitudes in expository text for period text Identify author's purpose and perspective Use context and vocabulary to understand informational text Choose language that is suited to topic and audience for oral presentations Provide constructive feedback to speaker on content, delivery, and overall impact III-B-7M, I-D-1, I-D-2, I-D-3, II-B-8, II-B-11 Week 34 Week 35 Week 36 Eighth-grade research project……Use images, videos, and visual representation and informational research tools…. Prepare an outline based upon a chosen pattern of organization to include an introduction. Tranisition, previous summaries…..create a research project in both written and presentation form. I B 1(3rd bullet): II B 6; I B 2: I C 1(all bullets apply)
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