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					                                                          Northwest Arkansas Instructional Alignment                                                               Work in Progress
                                                               English Languarts Arts Grade 7
                                                                    Reading
                                                            Enduring Undertandings
                                                              Essential Questions
                                          Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks

ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
6. Students develop an understanding and respect for linguistice diversity and use their first language to develop
competence in the English language arts and content across the curriculum.

Reading
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
How will developong a better vocabulary improve?
What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?

                                                             Ongoing Student Learning Expectations

      AR Department of Education                        Objective                               Task Analysis         Essential Vocabulary   Materials/Resources


CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)
R.9.7.1                                   Use previewing, activating prior         * use previewing skills         prior knowledge
Use previewing, activating prior          knowledge, predicting content of text,   * draw from past experiences
knowledge, predicting content of text,    formulating questions, and               * practice making predictions
formulating questions, and establishing   establishing purposes for reading        * generate questions
purposes for reading                                                               * determine what the purposes
                                                                                     are for reading

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R.9.7.2 Infer the interrelations of text and   Infer the interrelations of text and   formulate inferences based on the       infer
world issues/events by applying                world issues/events by applying        relationships between text and world    world issues
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
connection strategies                          connection strategies                  issues and events.                      interrelations

9.7.3 Prioritize questions formulated and      Prioritize questions formulated and    * identify the purposes for reading     priortize
purposes established for reading               purposes established for reading.        (enjoyment, information,              purposes for reading
                                                                                         persuading)
                                                                                      * create questions to establish
                                                                                         purposes for reading
                                                                                      * adapt/revise questions when
                                                                                         meaning needs to be clarified
                                                                                         or extended
                                                                                      * prioritize questions to determine
                                                                                        importance and purpose


R.9.7.4                                        Generate and prioritize questions      * create appropriate questions          universal themes
Generate and prioritize questions related      related to universal themes to           related to universal themes           interpret
to universal themes to interpret meaning       interpret meaning                      * prioritize questions to aid in
                                                                                        interpreting meaning

R.9.7.5                                   Evaluate their own understanding            * apply reading strategies              reading strategies
Monitor reading strategies, including     with regard to the questions                  (rereading, using resources and       modify
rereading, using resources and questions, generated.                                     questions)
and modify them when understanding                                                    * determine when understanding
breakdowns                                                                              breaks down
                                                                                      * alter reading strategies to meet
                                                                                        the needs


R.9.7.6                                        A. Connect own background              A: * make connections between text      inferences
Connect own background knowledge and              knowledge and personal                    and personal experience/
personal experience to make inferences            experience to make inferences.            background information
and to respond to new information              B. Connect own background                 * infer with supporting evidence
presented in text                                 knowledge and personal                    based on background
                                                  experience to respond to new              knowledge and personal
                                                  information presented in                  experience

                                                                                      B: * recall new information from text
                                                                                         * create original responses to new
                                                                                           information based on
                                                                                           background knowledge and
                                                                                           personal experience

R.9.7.11                                       anaylze text by distinguishing among *define fact, judgment and opinion        fact
Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned        fact, judgement, and opinion         *identify fact, judgment and opinion in a reasoned judgment
judgment, and opinion in text                                                       variety of text                           opinion
                                                                                    *compare and contrast fact, judgment and
                                                                                    opinion



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R.9.7.17                                      demonstrate comprehension of text      *preview text features or text structure   summarize
Summarize the content of multiple             by summarizing multiple chapters       *read multiple chapters                    main idea
                                                                                                                                                       Work in Progress
chapters of a text                                                                   *determine main ideas                      prioritzing
                                                                                     *prioritize revelant information           revelant information
                                                                                     *demonstrate comprehension of content
                                                                                     of the text by summarizing

R.10.7.1                                      Read for a substantial amount of       * select appropriate reading               self-selected
Read for a substantial amount of time         time daily, including assigned and        text                                    independent level
daily, including assigned and self-selected   self-selected materials at             *use various strategies to                 instructional level
materials at independent and instructional    independent and instructional levels     determine if the text is
levels                                                                                 appropriate
                                                                                     * identify reading strategies
                                                                                     * apply reading strategies
                                                                                       during reading

R.10.7.3                                      Vary reading strategies according to * identify purpose of text                   reading strategies
Vary reading strategies according to text     text and purpose                     * identify reading strategies                reading purpose
and purpose                                                                        * document strategies
                                                                                     (connections, inferring,
                                                                                      visualizing, questioning,
                                                                                      determining importance)
                                                                                      used (e.g., sticky notes,
                                                                                      highlighting, bookmarks,
                                                                                      two column notes, etc.)

R.10.7.6                                      synthesize information by organizing *locate and gather information               prioritize
Organize and synthesize information for       for written and oral presentations   *prioritize information
use in written and oral presentation                                               *construct a written and/or oral
                                                                                   presentation gathered

R.10.7.8                                   Read a variety of poetry, with            * identify and recognize lyric             lyric poetry
Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on emphasis on lyric poetry                    poetry
lyric poetry                                                                         * read a variety of poetry including
                                                                                       lyric poetry

R.11.7.1                                      Automatically decode words to          *recall sight words
Automatically decode words to ensure          ensure focus on comprehension          *recognize word patterns
focus on comprehension

R.11.7.2                                      Continue to develop and maintain an * read daily
Continue to develop and maintain an           adequate body of sight words         * recognize sight words
adequate body of sight words                                                       * master sight words

R.11.7.3                                      Add content words to sight             * recognize content words
Add content words to sight vocabulary         vocabulary                               using text features
                                                                                     * determine words important to
                                                                                        the content




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R.11.7.4                                      Use knowledge of root words and        * identify root words, affixes      root words
Use knowledge of root words and affixes       affixes and word relationships to        (prefixes and suffixes) and       word relationships
                                                                                                                                                  Work in Progress
and word relationships to determine           determine meaning                         word relationships               affixes
meaning                                                                              * determine meaning using           prefixes
                                                                                        root words, affixes and          suffixes
                                                                                        word relationships

R.11.7.5                                      Use context to determine meaning of * demonstrate ability to use           parts of speech
Use context to determine meaning of           multiple meaning words                context clues (restatement,          multiple meaning
multiple meaning words                                                              embedded definition, etc.)           context
                                                                                    in multiple reading situations
                                                                                  * identify words with
                                                                                    possible multiple meanings
                                                                                  * use context clues to
                                                                                    determine meaning
R.11.7.7                                      Determine useful and relevant words * identify text features               text features
Determine useful and relevant words                                                 (bold print, italics, highlighted)   relevance
                                                                                  * determine useful and relevant        bold
                                                                                     words using text features           italics
                                                                                  * apply learned word meaning           colored print
                                                                                     to multiple reading & writing       charts
                                                                                     situations

R.11.7.10                                     Use knowledge of context to            * identify multiple meaning words   multiple meaning words
Use context to determine meaning of           determine meaning of multiple            in context                        context
multiple meaning words.                       meaning words.                         * explain the meaning of the word
                                                                                       by relating it to the context

R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an              * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per          * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                       commensurate with grade level
                                                                                       text
                                                                                     * use context strategies
                                                                                     * read daily

R.11.7.12                                     Read grade level text orally with      * automatically decode words        expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy    accuracy and expression                * maintains a vocabulary            text features
and expression                                                                          commensurate with grade level    punctuation
                                                                                        text                             accuracy
                                                                                     * use context strategies
                                                                                     * practice prosity (accuracy,
                                                                                       rate, phrasing, expression)


                                                                 First Nine Weeks Reading
                                             Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the First Nine Weeks




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                                                                                                                                                 Work in Progress
First Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?

R.10.7.2                                     Read texts that reflect contributions   * define and identify                  cultural groups
Read texts that reflect contributions of     of different cultural groups              multicultural text                   contributions
different cultural groups                                                            * select appropriate texts
                                                                                       that reflect different
                                                                                       cultures

 R.10.7.7 Read a variety of literature,      Read a variety of literature by         * identify a variety of genres         genres
including short stories, science fiction,    reading short stories, science fiction, * differentiate between the            short stories
legends, and myths                           legends and myths                          genres                              science fiction
                                                                                     * read a variety of genres             legends
                                                                                                                            myths
R.10.7.10                                 Examine the effect of imagery on the *define imagery and mood of                  imagery
Examine the effect of imagery on the mood mood or meaning of the poem            poem                                       mood
or meaning of the poem                                                         *identify imagery in poetry
                                                                               *determine meaning and mood of
                                                                                 poem
                                                                               *explain the effect of imagery on
                                                                                 the mood and meaning of poem

R.11.7.8                                     Identify and explain idioms and         * define analogies                     idioms
Identify and explain idioms and              comparisons such as analogies,          * identify idioms and                  comparisons
comparisons such as analogies,               metaphors and similes to infer the        comparisons in text                  analogies
metaphors and similes to infer the literal   literal and figurative meanings or      * distinguish between idioms           metaphors
and figurative meanings or phrases           phrases                                   and comparisons                      similes
                                                                                     * use idioms and comparisons           literal meaning
                                                                                       to infer the literal or figurative   figurative meaning
                                                                                       meanings of phrases
First Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?




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R.10.7.4                                     Understand how word choice and       * define word choice                     word choice
Understand how word choice and               language structure convey an         * define language structure              language structure
                                                                                                                                                Work in Progress
language structure convey an author's        author's viewpoint                     (sentence structure)                   author's viewpoint
viewpoint                                                                         * define author's viewpoint
                                                                                    (perspective)
                                                                                  * examine word choice
                                                                                    (i.e. vivid verbs, adjectives,
                                                                                     precise nouns, figurative language)
                                                                                     and language structure (sentence
                                                                                     structure) in a text
                                                                                  * determine author's viewpoint
                                                                                  * explain how word choice and
                                                                                     language structure convey
                                                                                     the author's viewpoint
R.11.7.8                                     Identify and explain idioms and      * define analogies                       idioms
Identify and explain idioms and              comparisons such as analogies,       * identify idioms and                    comparisons
comparisons such as analogies,               metaphors and similes to infer the     comparisons in text                    analogies
metaphors and similes to infer the literal   literal and figurative meanings or   * distinguish between idioms             metaphors
and figurative meanings or phrases           phrases                                and comparisons                        similes
                                                                                  * use idioms and comparisons             literal meaning
                                                                                    to infer the literal or figurative     figurative meaning
                                                                                    meanings of phrases



First Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?

R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an           * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per       * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                    commensurate with grade level
                                                                                    text
                                                                                  * use context strategies
                                                                                  * read daily

R.11.7.12                                    Read grade level text orally with    * automatically decode words             expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy   accuracy and expression              * maintains a vocabulary                 text features
and expression                                                                       commensurate with grade level         punctuation
                                                                                     text                                  accuracy
                                                                                  * use context strategies
                                                                                  * practice prosody (accuracy,
                                                                                    rate, phrasing, expression)

                                                            Second Nine Weeks Reading
                                                              Enduring Understandings
                                                                Essential Questions
                                       Ongoing Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks

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                                                                                                                                                                               Work in Progress
ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
Reading
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?
                                            Ongoing Student Learning Expectations
       AR Department of Education                             Objective                               Task Analysis               Essential Vocabulary   Materials/Resources

CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)
R.9.7.1                                        Use previewing, activating prior         * use previewing skills                prior knowledge
Use previewing, activating prior               knowledge, predicting content of text,   * draw from past experiences
knowledge, predicting content of text,         formulating questions, and               * practice making predictions
formulating questions, and establishing        establishing purposes for reading        * generate questions
purposes for reading                                                                    * determine what the purposes
                                                                                          are for reading

R.9.7.2 Infer the interrelations of text and   Infer the interrelations of text and     formulate inferences based on the      infer
world issues/events by applying                world issues/events by applying          relationships between text and world   world issues
connection strategies                          connection strategies                    issues and events.                     interrelations



9.7.3 Prioritize questions formulated and      Prioritize questions formulated and      * identify the purposes for reading    priortize
purposes established for reading               purposes established for reading.          (enjoyment, information,             purposes for reading
                                                                                           persuading)
                                                                                        * create questions to establish
                                                                                           purposes for reading
                                                                                        * adapt/revise questions when
                                                                                           meaning needs to be clarified
                                                                                           or extended
                                                                                        * prioritize questions to determine
                                                                                          importance and purpose




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R.9.7.4                                       Generate and prioritize questions      * create appropriate questions             universal themes
Generate and prioritize questions related     related to universal themes to           related to universal themes              interpret
                                                                                                                                                       Work in Progress
to universal themes to interpret meaning      interpret meaning                      * prioritize questions to aid in
                                                                                       interpreting meaning

R.9.7.5                                   Evaluate their own understanding           * apply reading strategies                 reading strategies
Monitor reading strategies, including     with regard to the questions                 (rereading, using resources and          modify
rereading, using resources and questions, generated.                                    questions)
and modify them when understanding                                                   * determine when understanding
breakdowns                                                                             breaks down
                                                                                     * alter reading strategies to meet
                                                                                       the needs

R.9.7.6                                       A. Connect own background              A: * make connections between text         inferences
Connect own background knowledge and             knowledge and personal                    and personal experience/
personal experience to make inferences           experience to make inferences.            background information
and to respond to new information             B. Connect own background                 * infer with supporting evidence
presented in text                                knowledge and personal                    based on background
                                                 experience to respond to new              knowledge and personal
                                                 information presented in                  experience

R.9.7.11                                      anaylze text by distinguishing among *define fact, judgment and opinion        fact
Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned       fact, judgement, and opinion         *identify fact, judgment and opinion in a reasoned judgment
judgment, and opinion in text                                                      variety of text                           opinion
                                                                                   *compare and contrast fact, judgment and
                                                                                   opinion

R.9.7.17                                      demonstrate comprehension of text      *preview text features or text structure   summarize
Summarize the content of multiple             by summarizing multiple chapters       *read multiple chapters                    main idea
chapters of a text                                                                   *determine main ideas                      prioritzing
                                                                                     *prioritize revelant information           revelant information
                                                                                     *demonstrate comprehension of content
                                                                                     of the text by summarizing

R.10.7.1                                      Read for a substantial amount of       * select appropriate reading               self-selected
Read for a substantial amount of time         time daily, including assigned and        text                                    independent level
daily, including assigned and self-selected   self-selected materials at             *use various strategies to                 instructional level
materials at independent and instructional    independent and instructional levels     determine if the text is
levels                                                                                 appropriate
                                                                                     * identify reading strategies
                                                                                     * apply reading strategies
                                                                                       during reading
R.10.7.3                                      Vary reading strategies according to * identify purpose of text                   reading strategies
Vary reading strategies according to text     text and purpose                     * identify reading strategies                reading purpose
and purpose                                                                        * document strategies
                                                                                     (connections, inferring,
                                                                                      visualizing, questioning,
                                                                                      determining importance)
                                                                                      used (e.g., sticky notes,
                                                                                      highlighting, bookmarks,
                                                                                      two column notes, etc.)


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R.10.7.6                                   synthesize information by organizing *locate and gather information          prioritize
Organize and synthesize information for    for written and oral presentations   *prioritize information
                                                                                                                                                 Work in Progress
use in written and oral presentation                                            *construct a written and/or oral
                                                                                presentation gathered


R.10.7.8                                   Read a variety of poetry, with        * identify and recognize lyric         lyric poetry
Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on emphasis on lyric poetry                poetry
lyric poetry                                                                     * read a variety of poetry including
                                                                                   lyric poetry

R.11.7.1                                   Automatically decode words to         *recall sight words
Automatically decode words to ensure       ensure focus on comprehension         *recognize word patterns
focus on comprehension

R.11.7.2                                   Continue to develop and maintain an * read daily
Continue to develop and maintain an        adequate body of sight words         * recognize sight words
adequate body of sight words                                                    * master sight words

R.11.7.3                                   Add content words to sight            * recognize content words
Add content words to sight vocabulary      vocabulary                              using text features
                                                                                 * determine words important to
                                                                                    the content

R.11.7.4                                   Use knowledge of root words and       * identify root words, affixes         root words
Use knowledge of root words and affixes    affixes and word relationships to       (prefixes and suffixes) and          word relationships
and word relationships to determine        determine meaning                        word relationships                  affixes
meaning                                                                          * determine meaning using              prefixes
                                                                                    root words, affixes and             suffixes
                                                                                    word relationships
R.11.7.5                                   Use context to determine meaning of * demonstrate ability to use             parts of speech
Use context to determine meaning of        multiple meaning words                 context clues (restatement,           multiple meaning
multiple meaning words                                                            embedded definition, etc.)            context
                                                                                  in multiple reading situations
                                                                               * identify words with
                                                                                  possible multiple meanings
R.11.7.7                                                                       * use context clues to
                                           Determine useful and relevant words * identify text features                 text features
Determine useful and relevant words                                                (bold print, italics, highlighted)   relevance
                                                                                 * determine useful and relevant        bold
                                                                                    words using text features           italics
                                                                                 * apply learned word meaning           colored print
                                                                                    to multiple reading & writing       charts
                                                                                    situations
R.11.7.10                                  Use knowledge of context to           * identify multiple meaning words      multiple meaning words
Use context to determine meaning of        determine meaning of multiple           in context                           context
multiple meaning words.                    meaning words.                        * explain the meaning of the word
                                                                                   by relating it to the context




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R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an               * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per           * maintains a vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                              Work in Progress
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                        commensurate with grade level
                                                                                        text
                                                                                      * use context strategies
                                                                                      * read daily
R.11.7.12                                      Read grade level text orally with      * automatically decode words                  expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy     accuracy and expression                * maintains a vocabulary                      text features
and expression                                                                           commensurate with grade level              punctuation
                                                                                         text                                       accuracy
                                                                                      * use context strategies
                                                                                      * practice prosity (accuracy,
                                                                                        rate, phrasing, expression)
                                                              Second Nine Weeks Reading
                                          Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Second Nine Weeks

Second Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
R.9.7.7                                        evaluate plot by inferring character's *identify character                           plot development
Infer a character's impact on plot             impact                                 *explain plot development                     character's impact
development                                                                           *read a variety of texts which include        infer
                                                                                      characters and plot
                                                                                      *show impact of character on plot

R.9.7.8                                        evaluate text by inferring the mood    *read a variety of texts                      mood
Infer mood of text                                                                    *define mood                                  infer
                                                                                      *identify types of mood
                                                                                      *explain infer
                                                                                      *infer mood of text

R.9.7.9                                          R.9.7.12                             *define literary elements                     literary elements
Analyze literary elements of fiction with                                             *identify and explain plot development        plot development
emphasis on plot development, including                                               *read fiction                                 conflict
conflict, rising action, climax, falling action,                                      *distinguish literary elements in fictional   rising action
and resolution                                                                        text                                          climax
                                                                                                                                    falling action
R.9.7.10                                     R. 9.7.10. A -anaylze by comparing       *definie points of view(first person, limited resolution
                                                                                                                                    first person
Compare and contrast points of view, such and contrasting points of view (first       and omniscient third person)                  limited point of view
as first person, limited, and omniscient    person, limited, omniscient)              *identify points of view in selected texts    omniscient third person
third person, and explain the effect on the                                           *compare points of view                       points of view
overall theme of a literary work                                                      *contrast points of view                      theme
                                                                                      *explain how point of view affects theme narration




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R.9.7.12                                     R.9.7.12Identify main ideas and         *define main ideas                          main ideas
Identify main ideas and supporting           supporting evidence in short stories    *define evidence                            supporting evidence
                                                                                                                                                       Work in Progress
evidence in short stories and novels         and novels                              *read a variety of short stories and novels
                                                                                     *identify main ideas
                                                                                     *identify supporting evidence


R.10.7.2                                     Read texts that reflect contributions   * define and identify                     cultural groups
Read texts that reflect contributions of     of different cultural groups               multicultural text                     contributions
different cultural groups                                                            * select appropriate texts
                                                                                        that reflect different
 R.10.7.7 Read a variety of literature,      Read a variety of literature by            cultures
                                                                                     * identify a variety of genres            genres
including short stories, science fiction,    reading short stories, science fiction, * differentiate between the               short stories
legends, and myths                           legends and myths                          genres                                 science fiction
                                                                                     * read a variety of genres                legends
R.11.7.8                                     Identify and explain idioms and         * define analogies                        myths
                                                                                                                               idioms
Identify and explain idioms and              comparisons such as analogies,          * identify idioms and                     comparisons
comparisons such as analogies,               metaphors and similes to infer the        comparisons in text                     analogies
metaphors and similes to infer the literal   literal and figurative meanings or      * distinguish between idioms              metaphors
and figurative meanings or phrases           phrases                                   and comparisons                         similes
                                                                                     * use idioms and comparisons              literal meaning
                                                                                       to infer the literal or figurative      figurative meaning
                                                                                       meanings of phrases



Second Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?


R.10.7.4                                     Understand how word choice and          * define word choice                      word choice
Understand how word choice and               language structure convey an            * define language structure               language structure
language structure convey an author's        author's viewpoint                        (sentence structure)                    author's viewpoint
viewpoint                                                                            * define author's viewpoint
                                                                                       (perspective)
                                                                                     * examine word choice
                                                                                       (i.e. vivid verbs, adjectives,
                                                                                        precise nouns, figurative language)
                                                                                        and language structure (sentence
                                                                                        structure) in a text
                                                                                     * determine author's viewpoint
                                                                                     * explain how word choice and
                                                                                        language structure convey
                                                                                        the author's viewpoint




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Second Nine Weeks Reading                                                                                                           Work in Progress
Essential Question:
What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?

R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an          * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per      * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                   commensurate with grade level
                                                                                   text
                                                                                 * use context strategies
                                                                                 * read daily

R.11.7.12                                    Read grade level text orally with   * automatically decode words       expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy   accuracy and expression             * maintains a vocabulary           text features
and expression                                                                      commensurate with grade level   punctuation
                                                                                    text                            accuracy
                                                                                 * use context strategies
                                                                                 * practice prosity (accuracy,
                                                                                   rate, phrasing, expression)

                                                           Third Nine Weeks Reading
                                                            Enduring Understandings
                                                              Essential Questions
                                     Ongoing Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks

Third Nine Weeks Reading
ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
6. Students develop an understanding and respect for linguistice diversity and use their first language to develop
competence in the English language arts and content across the curriculum.




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Reading                                                                                                                                                                        Work in Progress
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
How will developong a better vocabulary improve?
What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?

                                                                   Ongoing Student Learning Expectations
       AR Department of Education                             Objective                               Task Analysis               Essential Vocabulary   Materials/Resources

CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)
R.9.7.1                                        Use previewing, activating prior         * use previewing skills                prior knowledge
Use previewing, activating prior               knowledge, predicting content of text,   * draw from past experiences
knowledge, predicting content of text,         formulating questions, and               * practice making predictions
formulating questions, and establishing        establishing purposes for reading        * generate questions
purposes for reading                                                                    * determine what the purposes
                                                                                          are for reading
R.9.7.2 Infer the interrelations of text and   Infer the interrelations of text and     formulate inferences based on the      infer
world issues/events by applying                world issues/events by applying          relationships between text and world   world issues
connection strategies                          connection strategies                    issues and events.                     interrelations


9.7.3 Prioritize questions formulated and      Prioritize questions formulated and      * identify the purposes for reading    priortize
purposes established for reading               purposes established for reading.          (enjoyment, information,             purposes for reading
                                                                                           persuading)
                                                                                        * create questions to establish
                                                                                           purposes for reading
                                                                                        * adapt/revise questions when
                                                                                           meaning needs to be clarified
                                                                                           or extended
                                                                                        * prioritize questions to determine
                                                                                          importance and purpose

R.9.7.4                                        Generate and prioritize questions        * create appropriate questions         universal themes
Generate and prioritize questions related      related to universal themes to             related to universal themes          interpret
to universal themes to interpret meaning       interpret meaning                        * prioritize questions to aid in
                                                                                          interpreting meaning


R.9.7.5                                   Evaluate their own understanding              * apply reading strategies             reading strategies
Monitor reading strategies, including     with regard to the questions                    (rereading, using resources and      modify
rereading, using resources and questions, generated.                                       questions)
and modify them when understanding                                                      * determine when understanding
breakdowns                                                                                breaks down
                                                                                        * alter reading strategies to meet
                                                                                          the needs



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R.9.7.6                                       A. Connect own background              A: * make connections between text         inferences
Connect own background knowledge and             knowledge and personal                    and personal experience/
                                                                                                                                                       Work in Progress
personal experience to make inferences           experience to make inferences.            background information
and to respond to new information             B. Connect own background                 * infer with supporting evidence
presented in text                                knowledge and personal                    based on background
                                                 experience to respond to new              knowledge and personal
                                                 information presented in                  experience

                                                                                     B: * recall new information from text
                                                                                        * create original responses to new
                                                                                          information based on
                                                                                          background knowledge and
                                                                                          personal experience


R.9.7.11                                      anaylze text by distinguishing among *define fact, judgment and opinion        fact
Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned       fact, judgement, and opinion         *identify fact, judgment and opinion in a reasoned judgment
judgment, and opinion in text                                                      variety of text                           opinion
                                                                                   *compare and contrast fact, judgment and
                                                                                   opinion

R.9.7.17                                      demonstrate comprehension of text      *preview text features or text structure   summarize
Summarize the content of multiple             by summarizing multiple chapters       *read multiple chapters                    main idea
chapters of a text                                                                   *determine main ideas                      prioritzing
                                                                                     *prioritize revelant information           revelant information
                                                                                     *demonstrate comprehension of content
                                                                                     of the text by summarizing


R.10.7.1                                      Read for a substantial amount of       * select appropriate reading               self-selected
Read for a substantial amount of time         time daily, including assigned and        text                                    independent level
daily, including assigned and self-selected   self-selected materials at             *use various strategies to                 instructional level
materials at independent and instructional    independent and instructional levels     determine if the text is
levels                                                                                 appropriate
                                                                                     * identify reading strategies
                                                                                     * apply reading strategies
                                                                                       during reading

R.10.7.3                                      Vary reading strategies according to * identify purpose of text                   reading strategies
Vary reading strategies according to text     text and purpose                     * identify reading strategies                reading purpose
and purpose                                                                        * document strategies
                                                                                     (connections, inferring,
                                                                                      visualizing, questioning,
                                                                                      determining importance)
                                                                                      used (e.g., sticky notes,
                                                                                      highlighting, bookmarks,
                                                                                      two column notes, etc.)




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R.10.7.6                                   synthesize information by organizing *locate and gather information           prioritize
Organize and synthesize information for    for written and oral presentations   *prioritize information
                                                                                                                                              Work in Progress
use in written and oral presentation                                            *construct a written and/or oral
                                                                                presentation gathered

R.10.7.8                                   Read a variety of poetry, with         * identify and recognize lyric         lyric poetry
Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on emphasis on lyric poetry                 poetry
lyric poetry                                                                      * read a variety of poetry including
                                                                                    lyric poetry


R.11.7.1                                   Automatically decode words to          *recall sight words
Automatically decode words to ensure       ensure focus on comprehension          *recognize word patterns
focus on comprehension


R.11.7.2                                   Continue to develop and maintain an * read daily
Continue to develop and maintain an        adequate body of sight words         * recognize sight words
adequate body of sight words                                                    * master sight words
R.11.7.3                                   Add content words to sight             * recognize content words
Add content words to sight vocabulary      vocabulary                               using text features
                                                                                  * determine words important to
                                                                                     the content


R.11.7.4                                   Use knowledge of root words and        * identify root words, affixes         root words
Use knowledge of root words and affixes    affixes and word relationships to        (prefixes and suffixes) and          word relationships
and word relationships to determine        determine meaning                         word relationships                  affixes
meaning                                                                           * determine meaning using              prefixes
                                                                                     root words, affixes and             suffixes
                                                                                     word relationships

R.11.7.5                                   Use context to determine meaning of * demonstrate ability to use              parts of speech
Use context to determine meaning of        multiple meaning words                context clues (restatement,             multiple meaning
multiple meaning words                                                           embedded definition, etc.)              context
                                                                                 in multiple reading situations
                                                                               * identify words with
                                                                                 possible multiple meanings
                                                                               * use context clues to
                                                                                 determine meaning


R.11.7.7                                   Determine useful and relevant words * identify text features                  text features
Determine useful and relevant words                                              (bold print, italics, highlighted)      relevance
                                                                               * determine useful and relevant           bold
                                                                                  words using text features              italics
                                                                               * apply learned word meaning              colored print
                                                                                  to multiple reading & writing          charts
                                                                                  situations




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R.11.7.10                                    Use knowledge of context to           * identify multiple meaning words            multiple meaning words
Use context to determine meaning of          determine meaning of multiple           in context                                 context
                                                                                                                                                         Work in Progress
multiple meaning words.                      meaning words.                        * explain the meaning of the word
                                                                                     by relating it to the context

R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an            * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per        * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                     commensurate with grade level
                                                                                     text
                                                                                   * use context strategies
                                                                                   * read daily

R.11.7.12                                    Read grade level text orally with     * automatically decode words                 expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy   accuracy and expression               * maintains a vocabulary                     text features
and expression                                                                        commensurate with grade level             punctuation
                                                                                      text                                      accuracy
                                                                                   * use context strategies
                                                                                   * practice prosity (accuracy,
                                                                                     rate, phrasing, expression)

                                                                Third Nine Weeks Reading
                                              Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed this Nine Weeks


Third Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Questions:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?

                                             show knowledge of text features by    *identify text features(bold, italics,    text feature
R.9.7.13                                     locating and recalling information    graphics, subheadings, charts, footnotes, graphics
Use the text features to locate and recall   (emphasis on graphics)                etc.)                                     italics
information, with emphasis on graphics                                             *locate information using text features
                                                                                   *recall information gathered from text
                                                                                   features

R.9.7.14                                     Use knowledge of text structure(s) to *determine text structure(textbook, novel,   text structure
Use knowledge of text structure(s) to        enhance understanding with            poetry, letter, email, etc.)                 problem solution
enhance understanding with emphasis on       emphasis on problem/solution          *define problem/solution                     cause and effect
problem/solution                                                                   *identify problem/solution examples          main cause




R.9.7.15                                     analyze text by organizing and        *locate and gather information               graphic organizers
Organize information, including simple       outlining information                 *determine important information             simple outlines
outlining                                                                          *organize information into graphic
                                                                                   organizers (webbing, mapping, Venn
                                                                                   diagram, etc.) and/or simple outlines


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R.9.7.18                                   evaluate text by determining            *read selected text                        claims
Evaluate the accuracy and                  accuracy and appropriateness of         *identify main idea                        assertions
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
appropriateness of the evidence used by    evidence used by author to support      *identify claims and assertions            supporting evidence
the author to support claims and           claims and assertions                   *identify supporting evidence for claims   accuracy
assertions                                                                         and assertions                             appropriateness
                                                                                   *define accuracy and appropriateness       fact
                                                                                   based on knowledge of fact and opinion     opinion
                                                                                   *determine accuracy and appropriateness
                                                                                   of supporting evidence presented




                                           evaluate personal, social, and          *define personal issues                    personal issues
R.9.7.19                                   political issues as presented in text   *define social issues                      social issues
Evaluate personal, social, and political                                           *define political issues                   political issues
issues as presented in text                                                        *read a variety of texts
                                                                                   *distinguish among personal, social, and
                                                                                   politicial issues
                                                                                   *determine personal, social, and/or
                                                                                   politicial issues in text

                                           Use skimming, scanning, note            * use text features to locate              skimming
R.10.7.5                                   taking, outlining, and questioning as     specific information and/or              skanning
Use skimming, scanning, note taking,       study strategies                          formulate a general idea                 note-taking
outlining, and questioning as study                                                * demonstrate effective note-taking        outlining
strategies                                                                           skills                                   questioning
                                                                                   * produce a variety of outlines            study strategies
                                                                                   * develop effective questions


Third Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question
How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
R.11.7.6                                   Use resources to determine meaning * identify available resources                  resources
Use resources to determine meaning of      of technical and specialized         (content area texts, dictionary,              dictionary
technical and specialized vocabulary       vocabulary                            thesaurus, etc.)                             thesarus
                                                                              * use resources to determine                    science journal
                                                                                meaning

R.11.7.9                                   Use knowledge of Greek and Latin        * identify Greek and Latin word            word parts and roots
Use knowledge of Greek and Latin word      word parts and roots to determine         parts and roots
parts and roots to determine the meaning   the meaning of subject related          * determine meaning of word
of subject related vocabulary              vocabulary                                parts and roots
                                                                                   * determine meaning of subject
                                                                                      related vocabulary




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Third Nine Weeks Reading                                                                                                                                            Work in Progress
Essential Question:
What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?
R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an          * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per      * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                   commensurate with grade level
                                                                                   text
                                                                                 * use context strategies
                                                                                 * read daily
R.11.7.12                                    Read grade level text orally with   * automatically decode words       expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy   accuracy and expression             * maintains a vocabulary           text features
and expression                                                                      commensurate with grade level   punctuation
                                                                                    text                            accuracy
                                                                                 * use context strategies
                                                                                 * practice prosody (accuracy,
                                                                                   rate, phrasing, expression)

                                                          Fourth Nine Weeks Reading
                                                            Enduring Understandings
                                                              Essential Questions
                                     Ongoing Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks


ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
Reading
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
How will developong a better vocabulary improve?
What are the goals Expectations
Ongoing Student Learning for seventh grade fluency?

       AR Department of Education                          Objective                          Task Analysis            Essential Vocabulary   Materials/Resources

CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)



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R.9.7.1                                        Use previewing, activating prior         * use previewing skills                prior knowledge
Use previewing, activating prior               knowledge, predicting content of text,   * draw from past experiences
                                                                                                                                                      Work in Progress
knowledge, predicting content of text,         formulating questions, and               * practice making predictions
formulating questions, and establishing        establishing purposes for reading        * generate questions
purposes for reading                                                                    * determine what the purposes
                                                                                          are for reading

R.9.7.2 Infer the interrelations of text and   Infer the interrelations of text and     formulate inferences based on the      infer
world issues/events by applying                world issues/events by applying          relationships between text and world   world issues
connection strategies                          connection strategies                    issues and events.                     interrelations

9.7.3 Prioritize questions formulated and      Prioritize questions formulated and      * identify the purposes for reading    priortize
purposes established for reading               purposes established for reading.          (enjoyment, information,             purposes for reading
                                                                                           persuading)
                                                                                        * create questions to establish
                                                                                           purposes for reading
                                                                                        * adapt/revise questions when
                                                                                           meaning needs to be clarified
                                                                                           or extended
                                                                                        * prioritize questions to determine
                                                                                          importance and purpose

R.9.7.4                                        Generate and prioritize questions        * create appropriate questions         universal themes
Generate and prioritize questions related      related to universal themes to             related to universal themes          interpret
to universal themes to interpret meaning       interpret meaning                        * prioritize questions to aid in
                                                                                          interpreting meaning

R.9.7.5                                   Evaluate their own understanding              * apply reading strategies             reading strategies
Monitor reading strategies, including     with regard to the questions                    (rereading, using resources and      modify
rereading, using resources and questions, generated.                                       questions)
and modify them when understanding                                                      * determine when understanding
breakdowns                                                                                breaks down
                                                                                        * alter reading strategies to meet
                                                                                          the needs
R.9.7.6                                        A. Connect own background                A: * make connections between text     inferences
Connect own background knowledge and              knowledge and personal                      and personal experience/
personal experience to make inferences            experience to make inferences.              background information
and to respond to new information              B. Connect own background                   * infer with supporting evidence
presented in text                                 knowledge and personal                      based on background
                                                  experience to respond to new                knowledge and personal
                                                  information presented in                    experience

R.9.7.11                                       anaylze text by distinguishing among B: * recall new information from text
                                                                                    *define fact, judgment and opinion        fact
Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned        fact, judgement, and opinion         *identify fact, judgment and opinion in a reasoned judgment
judgment, and opinion in text                                                       variety of text                           opinion
                                                                                    *compare and contrast fact, judgment and
                                                                                    opinion




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R.9.7.17                                      demonstrate comprehension of text      *preview text features or text structure   summarize
Summarize the content of multiple             by summarizing multiple chapters       *read multiple chapters                    main idea
                                                                                                                                                       Work in Progress
chapters of a text                                                                   *determine main ideas                      prioritzing
                                                                                     *prioritize revelant information           revelant information
                                                                                     *demonstrate comprehension of content
                                                                                     of the text by summarizing

R.10.7.1                                      Read for a substantial amount of       * select appropriate reading               self-selected
Read for a substantial amount of time         time daily, including assigned and        text                                    independent level
daily, including assigned and self-selected   self-selected materials at             *use various strategies to                 instructional level
materials at independent and instructional    independent and instructional levels     determine if the text is
levels                                                                                 appropriate
                                                                                     * identify reading strategies
                                                                                     * apply reading strategies
                                                                                       during reading

R.10.7.3                                      Vary reading strategies according to * identify purpose of text                   reading strategies
Vary reading strategies according to text     text and purpose                     * identify reading strategies                reading purpose
and purpose                                                                        * document strategies
                                                                                     (connections, inferring,
                                                                                      visualizing, questioning,
                                                                                      determining importance)
                                                                                      used (e.g., sticky notes,
                                                                                      highlighting, bookmarks,
                                                                                      two column notes, etc.)

R.10.7.6                                      synthesize information by organizing *locate and gather information               prioritize
Organize and synthesize information for       for written and oral presentations   *prioritize information
use in written and oral presentation                                               *construct a written and/or oral
                                                                                   presentation gathered


R.10.7.8                                   Read a variety of poetry, with            * identify and recognize lyric             lyric poetry
Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on emphasis on lyric poetry                    poetry
lyric poetry                                                                         * read a variety of poetry including
                                                                                       lyric poetry


R.11.7.1                                      Automatically decode words to          *recall sight words
Automatically decode words to ensure          ensure focus on comprehension          *recognize word patterns
focus on comprehension

R.11.7.2                                      Continue to develop and maintain an * read daily
Continue to develop and maintain an           adequate body of sight words         * recognize sight words
adequate body of sight words                                                       * master sight words

R.11.7.3                                      Add content words to sight             * recognize content words
Add content words to sight vocabulary         vocabulary                               using text features
                                                                                     * determine words important to
                                                                                        the content




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R.11.7.4                                     Use knowledge of root words and        * identify root words, affixes      root words
Use knowledge of root words and affixes      affixes and word relationships to        (prefixes and suffixes) and       word relationships
                                                                                                                                                 Work in Progress
and word relationships to determine          determine meaning                         word relationships               affixes
meaning                                                                             * determine meaning using           prefixes
                                                                                       root words, affixes and          suffixes
                                                                                       word relationships
R.11.7.5                                     Use context to determine meaning of * demonstrate ability to use           parts of speech
Use context to determine meaning of          multiple meaning words                context clues (restatement,          multiple meaning
multiple meaning words                                                             embedded definition, etc.)           context
                                                                                   in multiple reading situations
                                                                                 * identify words with
                                                                                   possible multiple meanings
                                                                                 * use context clues to
                                                                                   determine meaning
R.11.7.7                                     Determine useful and relevant words * identify text features               text features
Determine useful and relevant words                                                (bold print, italics, highlighted)   relevance
                                                                                 * determine useful and relevant        bold
                                                                                    words using text features           italics
                                                                                 * apply learned word meaning           colored print
                                                                                    to multiple reading & writing       charts
                                                                                    situations

R.11.7.10                                    Use knowledge of context to            * identify multiple meaning words   multiple meaning words
Use context to determine meaning of          determine meaning of multiple            in context                        context
multiple meaning words.                      meaning words.                         * explain the meaning of the word
                                                                                      by relating it to the context


R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an             * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per         * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                      commensurate with grade level
                                                                                      text
                                                                                    * use context strategies
                                                                                    * read daily

R.11.7.12                                    Read grade level text orally with      * automatically decode words        expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy   accuracy and expression                * maintains a vocabulary            text features
and expression                                                                         commensurate with grade level    punctuation
                                                                                       text                             accuracy
                                                                                    * use context strategies
                                                                                    * practice prosity (accuracy,
                                                                                      rate, phrasing, expression)

Third Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
What strategies do good readers use to understand text?



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R.9.7.16                                        apply study strategies by skimming,     *define skimming, scanning, note-taking,   skimming
Use skimming, scanning, note-taking,            scanning, note-taking, outlining and    outlining,and questioning                  skanning
                                                                                                                                                                Work in Progress
outlining, and questioning as study             questioning                             *practice skimming, scanning, note-        note-taking
strategies                                                                              taking, outlining, and questioning         outlining
                                                                                        *distinguish the difference between        questioning
                                                                                        skimming, skanning, note-taking,           study strategies
                                                                                        outlining, and questioning
                                                                                        *determine which strategy best
                                                                                        accomplishes the study task
                                                                                        *use skimming, skanning, note-taking,
                                                                                        outlining, and questioning as study
                                                                                        strategies


R.10.7.11                                       apply knowledge of functional and        * identify examples of practical text     functional/practical texts
Read and utilize functional/practical text s,   practical texts by reading and           * recognize features of practical text    forms
including forms, reports, cover letters,        utilizing forms, reports, cover letters, * locate specific information within      reports
letterheads, and business letters               letter heads, and business letters         a given piece of                        cover letters
                                                                                           functional/practical text               letterheads
                                                                                         * use text features to locate             business letters
                                                                                           information in a selected               recipes
                                                                                           functional/practical text

R.10.7.12                                       Analyze advertisements for bias and * identify advertisements                      advertisements
Analyze advertisements for bias and             propaganda                          * define bias and propaganda                   bias
propaganda                                                                          * identify examples of bias and                propaganda
                                                                                      propaganda in advertisements
                                                                                    * evaluate advertisements for bias
                                                                                      and propaganda

R.10.7.9                                      Identify the use of poetic devices, *define and distinguish between                  comparison
Identify the use of poetic devices, including including comparison, alliteration,   poetic devices                                 simile
comparison, alliteration , repetition,        repetition, onomatopoeia, and rhyme * identfity poetic devices within                metaphor
onomatopoeia, and rhyme                                                             poetry                                         analogies
                                                                                                                                   alliteration
                                                                                                                                   repetition
                                                                                                                                   onomatopeia
                                                                                                                                   rhyme

Third Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?




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Understand how word choice and               Understand how word choice and      * define word choice                     word choice
language structure convey an author's        language structure convey an        * define language structure              language structure
                                                                                                                                               Work in Progress
viewpoint                                    author's viewpoint                    (sentence structure)                   author's viewpoint
                                                                                 * define author's viewpoint
                                                                                   (perspective)
                                                                                 * examine word choice
                                                                                   (i.e. vivid verbs, adjectives,
                                                                                    precise nouns, figurative language)
                                                                                    and language structure (sentence
                                                                                    structure) in a text
                                                                                 * determine author's viewpoint
                                                                                 * explain how word choice and
                                                                                    language structure convey
                                                                                    the author's viewpoint


Third Nine Weeks Reading
Essential Question:
What are the goals of seventh grade fluency?
R.11.7.11                                 Read grade level text with an          * automatically decode words
Read grade level text with an approximate approximate rate of 167 words per      * maintains a vocabulary
rate of 167 words per minute              minute                                   commensurate with grade level
                                                                                   text
                                                                                 * use context strategies
                                                                                 * read daily

R.11.7.12                                    Read grade level text orally with   * automatically decode words             expression
Read grade level text orally with accuracy   accuracy and expression             * maintains a vocabulary                 text features
and expression                                                                      commensurate with grade level         punctuation
                                                                                    text                                  accuracy
                                                                                 * use context strategies
                                                                                 * practice prosity (accuracy,
                                                                                   rate, phrasing, expression)


                                                                         Writing
                                                                Enduring Understandings
                                                                  Essentail Questions
                                             Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks




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 WRITING                                                                                                                                                                        Work in Progress
ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
6. Students develop an understanding and respect for linguistice diversity and use their first language to develop
competence in the English language arts and content across the curriculum.
Essential Questions:
How does an aouthor determine the purpose for writing?
How does an author determine the audience for a piece of writing?
How does an author develop a plan before writing?
How does drafting help an author get his ideas on paper?
How can writing be improved through revising?
How can writing be improved through editing?
When is a peice of writing ready to share with an audience?

                                                                Ongoing Student Learning Expectations:
       AR Department of Education                          Objective                              Task Analysis                   Essential Vocabulary    Materials/Resources

CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)
Audience and Purpose:

W.4.7.3                                      Select and align topic, audience,     *determine appropriate mode of writing      purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational      purpose and structure for expository, and organizational structure for writer's   audience
structure based on purpose, audience,        narrative, and descriptive writing.   purpose                                     format
length, and required format for expository ,                                                                                   expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                             narrative writing
                                                                                                                               descriptive writing
                                                                                                                               mode of writing
                                                                                                                               writer's purpose
                                                                                                                               organizational structure


Pre-writing:


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W.4.7.1                                      Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying     as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
                                                                                                                                                             Work in Progress
appropriate prewriting strategies which      brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,           unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and        reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                         task
reading/learning logs                                                                *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                     tasks



W.4.7.2                                      Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic         organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping               charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal     formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics    sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                     charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                     formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                     topics)

Drafting:

W.5.7.6                                      A: Write to reflect ideas/              * respond and reflect on                     multicultural themes and
Write to reflect ideas/ interpretations of   interpretations of multicultural          multicultural and universal                concepts
multicultural and universal themes and       themes and concepts (tolerance,           themes in the context of                   universal themes and
concepts                                     diversity)                                literature/texts across the                concepts
                                             B: Write to reflect universal themes      curriculum.                                background knowledge
                                             and concepts (friendship, love,
                                             loyalty, greed, survival, rites of
                                             passage)
W.5.7.9                                      A: Write with a prompt for a            A. * identify purpose and audience,          audience
Write on demand with or without prompt           given period of time                     topic, and form of writing              purpose
within a given time frame                    B: Write without a prompt for a            * demonstrate ability to write            prioritize
                                                 given period of time                     within a given timeframe

                                                                                     B: *   choose topic
                                                                                        *   demonstrate prewriting
                                                                                        *   identify purpose and audience
                                                                                        *   demonstrate ability to write
                                                                                             within a given timeframe

W.7.7.4                                      Use transition words/ phrases           * define transition phrases                  tranistional words
Use transition words/ phrases                                                        * read a variety of texts to locate          expository
                                                                                        transition words and phrases
                                                                                     * create student writing that
                                                                                        displays correct use of
                                                                                        transitional words and phrases

W.5.7.10                                                                                                                          purpose
Write across the curriculum                  Write across the curriculum             * write multiple times on varied topics      audience
                                                                                       in all content areas


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Revising:
                                                                                                                                                              Work in Progress
W.4.7.10                                      Revising using tools/ methods such       *identify various revision tools/methods      revision tool/method
Revise writing using various                  as peer and/or teacher collaboration,    *select appropriate revision tool/method
tools/methods, such as peer and/or            a revision checklist rubric, and/or      *revise using selected revision
teacher collaboration, a revision checklist   reference materials (e.g., dictionary,   tool/method
rubric , and/or reference materials (e.g.,    thesaurus, etc.)
dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)



W.7.7.11                                      Use writer’s checklist or scoring        * identify attributes of written pieces       revise
Use writer's checklist or scoring             guides/rubric s to improve written          that correspond with each level of a       rubric
guides/rubric s to improve written work       work                                        writing rubric                             scoring guides
                                                                                       * utilize rubric to improve content, style,
                                                                                          sentence formation, usage, and
                                                                                          conventions in a written work



W.7.7.12                                      Self-evaluate writing                    * judge personal writing using                effective
Self-evaluate writing                                                                    various methods                             non-effective
                                                                                                                                     self-evaluate
                                                                                                                                     conventions of writing

Editing:




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W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
                                                                                                                                                    Work in Progress
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




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W.6.7.6                                      Apply conventions of grammar with      * define conventions of grammar         progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with            emphasis on the following:             * identify conventions of grammar       conjugation
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
emphasis on the following:                   *agreement                                 in student created examples         direct/indirect object
*agreement                                     • subject-verb                       * construct sentences that              linking verbs
  • subject-verb                               • pronoun and antecedent                demonstrate knowledge of             predicate
  • pronoun and antecedent                   *parts of speech                          grade level conventions of           nominative/predicate
*parts of speech                             *parts of a sentence and sentence         grammar                              adjective
*parts of a sentence and sentence             patterns:                             * demonstrate effective use of          dependent clauses
 patterns:                                     • S-V                                  grammatical conventions in            sentence patterns
  • S-V                                        • S-V-DO                                writing                              antcedent
  • S-V-DO                                     • S-V-IO-DO                          Emphasis on:                            pronoun agreement
  • S-V-IO-DO                                  • S-LV-PN                            *agreement
  • S-LV-PN                                    • S-LV-PA                               • subject-verb
  • S-LV-PA                                  *conjugation in progressive               • pronoun and antecedent
*conjugation in progressive                  *verb forms                            *parts of speech
*verb forms                                  *prepositional phrases as              *parts of a sentence and sentence
*prepositional phrases as                    *modifiers                              patterns:
*modifiers                                   *dependent clauses                        • S-V
*dependent clauses                                                                     • S-V-DO
                                                                                       • S-V-IO-DO
                                                                                       • S-LV-PN
                                                                                       • S-LV-PA
                                                                                    *conjugation in progressive
                                                                                    *verb forms
                                                                                    *prepositional phrases as
                                                                                    *modifiers
                                                                                    *dependent clauses


W.6.7.7                                      Spell words correctly in all writing   *apply knowledge of grade appropriate
Spell words correctly in all writing                                                 spelling conventions in all writing



W.6.7.8                                       Apply conventional rules of           * demonstrate knowledge of
Apply conventional rules of capitalization in capitalization in writing               conventional rules of
writing                                                                               capitalization through
                                                                                      application in writing

Publishing:

W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different              writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
W.4.7.14                                                                            identify based upon audience
                                             Publish/share according to purpose * portfoliopurpose and preset               purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and       and audience                           * publish/present writing using a       audience
audience                                                                              method appropriate to the
                                                                                      purpose and audience




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                                                               First Nine Weeks Writing                                                                      Work in Progress
                                           Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the First Nine Weeks

First Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Questions:
How does an author determine the purpose for writing?
How does an author determine the audience for a piece of writing?
W.4.7.3                                      Select and align topic, audience,     *determine appropriate mode of writing         purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational      purpose and structure for expository, and organizational structure for writer's      audience
structure based on purpose, audience,        narrative, and descriptive writing.   purpose                                        format
length, and required format for expository ,                                                                                      expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                                narrative writing
                                                                                                                                  descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                  mode of writing
                                                                                                                                  writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                  organizational structure


First Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?
W.4.7.1                                      Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying     as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which      brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,           unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and        reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                         task
reading/learning logs                                                                *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                     tasks



W.4.7.2                                      Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic         organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping               charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal     formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics    sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                     charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                     formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                     topics)




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W.7.7.7                                     Narrow the time focus of a piece of   * read a variety of text that       purpose of writing
Narrow the time focus of a piece of writing writing                                  demonstrates a specific focus
                                                                                                                                           Work in Progress
                                                                                     of time
                                                                                  * create a piece of writing
                                                                                    that uses a specific focus of
                                                                                    time


First Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?
W.5.7.1                                     Compose narrative, expository,        * create narrative pieces           narrative
Write to develop narrative, expository ,    descriptive, and persuasive pieces    * create descriptive pieces         expository
descriptive, and persuasive pieces                                                                                    descriptive
                                                                                                                      persuasive


W.5.7.3                                                                           * identify characteristics of       narrative
Create expository , narrative, descriptive, Create narrative writings                  narrative writing              expository
and persuasive writings                     Create descriptive writings              * compose narrative writing      descriptive
                                                                                       pieces                         persuasive

                                                                                  * identify characteristics
                                                                                        of descriptive writing
                                                                                      * compose descriptive writing
                                                                                        pieces




W.5.7.8                                     Write responses to literature that    * Apply comprehension skills in     reading strategies
Write responses to literature that          demonstrate understanding or            order to gain meaning
demonstrate understanding or                interpretation                        * Demonstrate ability to write a
interpretation                                                                      response to reading (reading
                                                                                    journals, reading logs)
                                                                                  * Demonstrate interpretation
                                                                                    and understanding of
                                                                                    literature through the
                                                                                    writing




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W.7.7.9                                 Use dialogue effectively              * define dialogue                             dialogue
Use dialogue effectively                                                      * explain the purpose of dialogue             quotation marks
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
                                                                              * demonstrate effective use of
                                                                                 quotation marks
                                                                              * identify dialogue in text
                                                                              * create a piece of writing that
                                                                                 uses dialogue effectively

W.7.7.10                                Use humor appropriately               * define humor                                humor
Use humor appropriately                                                       * read humorous literature                    appropriateness
                                                                              * discuss author's effective use of humor
                                                                              * use humor appropriately in writing



First Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through revising?
W.4.7.7                                 Draft a lead paragraph by using       *identify effective use of dialogue,          dialogue
Create an effective lead paragraph by   dialogue or a character description   character description, and/or setting as      lead paragraph
using dialogue or a description of a    and/or setting                        lead paragraphs in a variety of texts         setting
character or setting                                                          *draft effective lead paragraphs using        character descriptions
                                                                              dialogue or a description of a character or   setting descriptions
                                                                              setting

W.4.7.8                                 evaluate written texts by revising    * reread the draft                            revise
Revise content for:                     content for:                          * change or revise to assure that             content
* central idea                          * central idea                           the writing:                               central idea
* organization                          * organization                              - contains a central idea               elaboration
* unity                                 * unity                                     - is organized according to             clarity
                                                                                      purpose and mode
                                                                                    - maintains a central focus
                                                                                    - contains appropriate
                                                                                      amount

W.4.7.9                                 Revise style for:                     * revise to assure that                       revise
Revise style for:                       * sentence variety                       the writing:                               sentence variety
* sentence variety                      * tone                                      - contains a variety of                 tone
* tone                                  * voice                                        sentence types and lengths           style
* voice                                                                            - maintains a consistent tone            voice
                                                                                      (mood)                                selected vocabulary
                                                                                   - contains voice (writer’s               selected information
                                                                                       personality)
                                                                                   - contains selecte




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W.6.7.1                             A. Vary sentence structure by using   * identify complex sentences                  simple sentence
Vary sentence structure by using    simple, compound, and complex         * differentiate between simple,               compound sentence
                                                                                                                                                 Work in Progress
simple, compound, and complex       sentences.                               compound, and complex sentences of         declarative sentence
sentences and different kinds of    B. Vary sentence structure using         varied lengths                             interrogative sentence
sentences:                          different kinds of sentences          * utilize different types and structures of   exclamatory sentence
   • Declarative                    (declarative, interrogative,            sentences within a written piece            imperative sentence
   • Interrogative                  imperative, exclamatory)
   • Imperative
   • Exclamatory

W.6.7.4                             Correct fragments, run-ons, comma     * recognize and correct fragments             fragment
Correct fragments, run-ons, comma   splices, and fused sentences            and run-ons                                 run-on
splices, and fused sentences                                              * Identify comma splices, and                 comma-splice
                                                                            fused sentences within a                    fused sentence
                                                                            written piece
                                                                          * correct comma splices and
                                                                            fused sentences in a written
                                                                            piece




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W.6.7.5                                    Analyze personal and peer sentence      *define and identify the parts of        parts speech(see list in
Analyze personal and peer sentence         formation for effective use of the        speech to construct effective          SLE)
                                                                                                                                                          Work in Progress
formation for effective use of the parts   parts                                     sentences                              differentiate
of speech:                                 of speech:                              *differentiate effective and
precise nouns                              precise nouns                             ineffective use of parts of
pronouns:                                  pronouns:                                 speech in a sentence
  • demonstrative                            • demonstrative                       * create effective sentences
  • compound personal                        • compound personal                     using parts of speech such as:
  • reflexive                                • reflexive                             • demonstrative
  • intensive                                • intensive                              • compound personal
  • personal                                 • personal                               • reflexive
  • interrogative                            • interrogative                          • intensive
  • relative                                 • relative                               • personal
  • indefinite                               • indefinite                             • interrogative
     active and linking verbs                  active and linking verbs               • relative
    adjectives                                 adjectives                             • indefinite
  • possessive                               • possessive                               active and linking verbs
  • article                                  • article                                  adjectives
  • interrogative                            • interrogative                          • possessive
  • numeral                                  • numeral                                • article
  • demonstrative                            • demonstrative                          • interrogative
  • indefinite                               • indefinite                             • numeral
  • descriptive                              • descriptive                            • demonstrative
    adverbs                                    adverbs                                • indefinite
  • manner                                   • manner                                 • descriptive
  • time                                     • time                                     adverbs
  • place                                    • place                                  • manner
  • degree                                   • degree                                 • time
  • negative                                 • negative                               • place
  • interrogative                            • interrogative                          • degree
    conjunctions                               conjunctions                           • negative
  • coordinate                               • coordinate                             • interrogative
  • correlative                              • correlative                              conjunctions
subordinate                                subordinate                                • coordinate
interjections for excitement               interjections for excitement               • correlative
prepositions to indicate relationship      prepositions to indicate relationship   subordinate
                                                                                   interjections for excitement
                                                                                   prepositions to indicate relationsh

W.6.7.12                                   Use double and single quotation         * explain use of double and single       double and single quotation
Use double and single quotation marks in   marks in dialogue                         quotation marks in dialogue            marks
dialogue                                                                           * identify double and single quotation   dialogue
                                                                                     marks in sentences
                                                                                   * create effective dialogue in a piece
                                                                                     of writing using double and single
                                                                                     quotation marks




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W.7.7.1                                      Use figurative language purposefully, * define personification and hyperbole,   personification
Use figurative language purposefully, such   such as personification and           * explain how personification and         figurative language
                                                                                                                                                      Work in Progress
as personification and hyperbole, to shape   hyperbole, to shape and control         hyperbole can shape and control         hyperbole
and control language to affect readers       language to affect readers              language                                symbolism
                                                                                   * use personification and hyperbole       alliteration
                                                                                     in a written piece to affect readers    allusion


W.7.7.2                                      Use a variety of sentence types and identify and create a piece of writing      simple sentence
Use a variety of sentence types and          lengths (see Conventions Standard utilizing a variety of sentences              compound sentence
lengths (see Conventions Standard 6)         6)                                                                              declarative sentence
                                                                                                                             interrogative sentence
                                                                                                                             exclamatory sentence
                                                                                                                             imperative sentence


W.7.7.3                                      Use word or sentence repetition for   * define repetition                       repetition
Use word or sentence repetition for effect   effect                                * identify repetition in writing          effect
                                                                                   * explain the effect of repetition
                                                                                   * create repetition in personal
                                                                                      writing for effect



W.7.7.5                                      Use purposeful vocabulary with        * define elements of voice                voice
Use purposeful vocabulary with emphasis      emphasis on developing voice          * read a variety of text that reflects    purposeful vocabulary
on developing voice                                                                  voice
                                                                                   * identify vocabulary that was
                                                                                      purposefully chosen to engage
                                                                                      the reader and communicate a
                                                                                      message
                                                                                   * create a variety of writing that
                                                                                      demonstrates purposeful


First Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through editing?




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W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
                                                                                                                                                    Work in Progress
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




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W.6.7.6                                      Apply conventions of grammar with     * define conventions of grammar     progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with            emphasis on the following:            * identify conventions of grammar   conjugation
                                                                                                                                                Work in Progress
emphasis on the following:                   *agreement                                in student created examples     direct/indirect object
*agreement                                     • subject-verb                      * construct sentences that          linking verbs
  • subject-verb                               • pronoun and antecedent               demonstrate knowledge of         predicate
  • pronoun and antecedent                   *parts of speech                         grade level conventions of       nominative/predicate
*parts of speech                             *parts of a sentence and sentence        grammar                          adjective
*parts of a sentence and sentence             patterns:                            * demonstrate effective use of      dependent clauses
 patterns:                                     • S-V                                 grammatical conventions in        sentence patterns
  • S-V                                        • S-V-DO                               writing                          antcedent
  • S-V-DO                                     • S-V-IO-DO                         Emphasis on:                        pronoun agreement
  • S-V-IO-DO                                  • S-LV-PN                           *agreement
  • S-LV-PN                                    • S-LV-PA                              • subject-verb
  • S-LV-PA                                  *conjugation in progressive              • pronoun and antecedent
*conjugation in progressive                  *verb forms                           *parts of speech
*verb forms                                  *prepositional phrases as             *parts of a sentence and sentence
*prepositional phrases as                    *modifiers                             patterns:
*modifiers                                   *dependent clauses                       • S-V
*dependent clauses                                                                    • S-V-DO
                                                                                      • S-V-IO-DO
                                                                                      • S-LV-PN
                                                                                      • S-LV-PA
                                                                                   *conjugation in progressive
                                                                                   *verb forms
                                                                                   *prepositional phrases as
                                                                                   *modifiers
                                                                                   *dependent clauses
First Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
When is piece of writing ready to shrare with an audience?
W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different         writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth

W.4.7.14                                     Publish/share according to purpose    * identify purpose and audience     purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and       and audience                          * publish/present writing using a   audience
audience                                                                             method appropriate to the
                                                                                     purpose and audience




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                                                      Second Nine Weeks Writing:                                                      Work in Progress
                                                       Enduring Understandings
                                                         Essentail Questions
                                     Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks


ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
6. Students develop an understanding and respect for linguistice diversity and use their first language to develop
competence in the English language arts and content across the curriculum.

Essential Questions:
How does an aouthor determine the purpose for writing?
How does an author determine the audience for a piece of writing?
How does an author develop a plan before writing?
How does drafting help an author get his ideas on paper?
How can writing be improved through revising?
How can writing be improved through editing?
                                          Ongoing Student Learning Expectations:
     AR Department of Education              Objective               Task Analysis       Essential Vocabulary   Materials/Resources

CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)
Audience and Purpose:




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W.4.7.3                                      Select and align topic, audience,     *determine appropriate mode of writing         purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational      purpose and structure for expository, and organizational structure for writer's      audience
                                                                                                                                                             Work in Progress
structure based on purpose, audience,        narrative, and descriptive writing.   purpose                                        format
length, and required format for expository ,                                                                                      expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                                narrative writing
                                                                                                                                  descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                  mode of writing
                                                                                                                                  writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                  organizational structure

Pre-writing:

W.4.7.1                                      Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying     as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which      brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,           unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and        reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                         task
reading/learning logs                                                                *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                     tasks


W.4.7.2                                      Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic         organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping               charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal     formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics    sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                     charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                     formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                     topics)

Drafting:

W.5.7.6                                      A: Write to reflect ideas/              * respond and reflect on                     multicultural themes and
Write to reflect ideas/ interpretations of   interpretations of multicultural          multicultural and universal                concepts
multicultural and universal themes and       themes and concepts (tolerance,           themes in the context of                   universal themes and
concepts                                     diversity)                                literature/texts across the                concepts
                                             B: Write to reflect universal themes      curriculum.                                background knowledge
                                             and concepts (friendship, love,
                                             loyalty, greed, survival, rites of
                                             passage)




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W.5.7.9                                  A: Write with a prompt for a      A. * identify purpose and audience,       audience
Write on demand with or without prompt      given period of time                topic, and form of writing           purpose
                                                                                                                                          Work in Progress
within a given time frame                B: Write without a prompt for a      * demonstrate ability to write         prioritize
                                            given period of time                within a given timeframe

                                                                           B: *   choose topic
                                                                              *   demonstrate prewriting
                                                                              *   identify purpose and audience
                                                                              *   demonstrate ability to write
                                                                                   within a given timeframe

W.5.7.10                                 Write across the curriculum       * write multiple times on varied topics   purpose
Write across the curriculum                                                  in all content areas                    audience


W.7.7.4                                  Use transition words/ phrases     * define transition phrases               tranistional words
Use transition words/ phrases                                              * read a variety of texts to locate       expository
                                                                              transition words and phrases
                                                                           * create student writing that
                                                                              displays correct use of
                                                                              transitional words and phrases


Editing:




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W.4.7.1                                       Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
                                                                                                                                                    Work in Progress
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




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W.6.7.6                                      Apply conventions of grammar with      * define conventions of grammar         progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with            emphasis on the following:             * identify conventions of grammar       conjugation
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
emphasis on the following:                   *agreement                                 in student created examples         direct/indirect object
*agreement                                     • subject-verb                       * construct sentences that              linking verbs
  • subject-verb                               • pronoun and antecedent                demonstrate knowledge of             predicate
  • pronoun and antecedent                   *parts of speech                          grade level conventions of           nominative/predicate
*parts of speech                             *parts of a sentence and sentence         grammar                              adjective
*parts of a sentence and sentence             patterns:                             * demonstrate effective use of          dependent clauses
 patterns:                                     • S-V                                  grammatical conventions in            sentence patterns
  • S-V                                        • S-V-DO                                writing                              antcedent
  • S-V-DO                                     • S-V-IO-DO                          Emphasis on:                            pronoun agreement
  • S-V-IO-DO                                  • S-LV-PN                            *agreement
  • S-LV-PN                                    • S-LV-PA                               • subject-verb
  • S-LV-PA                                  *conjugation in progressive               • pronoun and antecedent
*conjugation in progressive                  *verb forms                            *parts of speech
*verb forms                                  *prepositional phrases as              *parts of a sentence and sentence
*prepositional phrases as                    *modifiers                              patterns:
*modifiers                                   *dependent clauses                        • S-V
*dependent clauses                                                                     • S-V-DO
                                                                                       • S-V-IO-DO
                                                                                       • S-LV-PN
                                                                                       • S-LV-PA
                                                                                    *conjugation in progressive
                                                                                    *verb forms
                                                                                    *prepositional phrases as
                                                                                    *modifiers
                                                                                    *dependent clauses


W.6.7.7                                      Spell words correctly in all writing   *apply knowledge of grade appropriate
Spell words correctly in all writing                                                 spelling conventions in all writing



W.6.7.8                                       Apply conventional rules of           * demonstrate knowledge of
Apply conventional rules of capitalization in capitalization in writing               conventional rules of
writing                                                                               capitalization through
                                                                                      application in writing
Publishing:

W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different              writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth




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W.4.7.14                                     Publish/share according to purpose      * identify purpose and audience              purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and       and audience                            * publish/present writing using a            audience
                                                                                                                                                             Work in Progress
audience                                                                               method appropriate to the
                                                                                       purpose and audience

Second Nine Weeks
Essential Question:
How does an author determine the purpose for writing?
How does an authorr determine the audience for a piece of writing?
W.4.7.3                                      Select and align topic, audience,     *determine appropriate mode of writing         purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational      purpose and structure for expository, and organizational structure for writer's      audience
structure based on purpose, audience,        narrative, and descriptive writing.   purpose                                        format
length, and required format for expository ,                                                                                      expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                                narrative writing
                                                                                                                                  descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                  mode of writing
                                                                                                                                  writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                  organizational structure


Second Nine Weeks
Essential Question:
How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?
W.4.7.1                                      Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying     as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which      brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,           unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and        reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                         task
reading/learning logs                                                                *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                     tasks



W.4.7.2                                      Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic         organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping               charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal     formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics    sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                     charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                     formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                     topics)




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W.7.7.7                                     Narrow the time focus of a piece of     * read a variety of text that                 purpose of writing
Narrow the time focus of a piece of writing writing                                    demonstrates a specific focus
                                                                                                                                                           Work in Progress
                                                                                       of time
                                                                                    * create a piece of writing
                                                                                      that uses a specific focus of
                                                                                      time


Second Nine Weeks Sriting
Essential Question:
How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?
W.5.7.1                                       Compose narrative pieces              * create narrative pieces                     narrative
Write to develop narrative, expository ,
descriptive, and persuasive pieces




W.5.7.3                                                                                                                           narrative
Create expository , narrative, descriptive,   Create narrative writings
and persuasive writings                                                              * identify characteristics of
                                                                                         narrative writing
                                                                                       * compose narrative writing
                                                                                         pieces


W.5.7.8                                       Write responses to literature that    * Apply comprehension skills in               reading strategies
Write responses to literature that            demonstrate understanding or            order to gain meaning
demonstrate understanding or                  interpretation                        * Demonstrate ability to write a
interpretation                                                                        response to reading (reading
                                                                                      journals, reading logs)
                                                                                    * Demonstrate interpretation
                                                                                      and understanding of
                                                                                      literature through the
                                                                                      writing

Second Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through revising?
W.4.7.7                                       Draft a lead paragraph by using       *identify effective use of dialogue,          dialogue
Create an effective lead paragraph by         dialogue or a character description   character description, and/or setting as      lead paragraph
using dialogue or a description of a          and/or setting                        lead paragraphs in a variety of texts         setting
character or setting                                                                *draft effective lead paragraphs using        character descriptions
                                                                                    dialogue or a description of a character or   setting descriptions
                                                                                    setting




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W.4.7.8                             evaluate written texts by revising    * reread the draft                            revise
Revise content for:                 content for:                          * change or revise to assure that             content
                                                                                                                                                 Work in Progress
* central idea                      * central idea                           the writing:                               central idea
* organization                      * organization                              - contains a central idea               elaboration
* unity                             * unity                                     - is organized according to             clarity
                                                                                  purpose and mode
                                                                                - maintains a central focus
                                                                                - contains appropriate
                                                                                  amount

W.4.7.9                             Revise style for:                     * revise to assure that                       revise
Revise style for:                   * sentence variety                       the writing:                               sentence variety
* sentence variety                  * tone                                      - contains a variety of                 tone
 * tone                             * voice                                        sentence types and lengths           style
* voice                                                                        - maintains a consistent tone            voice
                                                                                  (mood)                                selected vocabulary
                                                                               - contains voice (writer’s               selected information
                                                                                   personality)
                                                                               - contains selecte

W.6.7.1                             A. Vary sentence structure by using   * identify complex sentences                  simple sentence
Vary sentence structure by using    simple, compound, and complex         * differentiate between simple,               compound sentence
simple, compound, and complex       sentences.                               compound, and complex sentences of         declarative sentence
sentences and different kinds of    B. Vary sentence structure using         varied lengths                             interrogative sentence
sentences:                          different kinds of sentences          * utilize different types and structures of   exclamatory sentence
   • Declarative                    (declarative, interrogative,            sentences within a written piece            imperative sentence
   • Interrogative                  imperative, exclamatory)
   • Imperative
   • Exclamatory

W.6.7.4                             Correct fragments, run-ons, comma     * recognize and correct fragments             fragment
Correct fragments, run-ons, comma   splices, and fused sentences            and run-ons                                 run-on
splices, and fused sentences                                              * Identify comma splices, and                 comma-splice
                                                                            fused sentences within a                    fused sentence
                                                                            written piece
                                                                          * correct comma splices and
                                                                            fused sentences in a written
                                                                            piece




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W.6.7.5                                      Analyze personal and peer sentence      *define and identify the parts of       parts speech(see list in
Analyze personal and peer sentence           formation for effective use of the        speech to construct effective         SLE)
                                                                                                                                                        Work in Progress
formation for effective use of the parts     parts                                     sentences                             differentiate
of speech:                                   of speech:                              *differentiate effective and
precise nouns                                precise nouns                             ineffective use of parts of
pronouns:                                    pronouns:                                 speech in a sentence
  • demonstrative                              • demonstrative                       * create effective sentences
  • compound personal                          • compound personal                     using parts of speech such as:
  • reflexive                                  • reflexive                             • demonstrative
  • intensive                                  • intensive                              • compound personal
  • personal                                   • personal                               • reflexive
  • interrogative                              • interrogative                          • intensive
  • relative                                   • relative                               • personal
  • indefinite                                 • indefinite                             • interrogative
     active and linking verbs                    active and linking verbs               • relative
    adjectives                                   adjectives                             • indefinite
  • possessive                                 • possessive                               active and linking verbs
  • article                                    • article                                  adjectives
  • interrogative                              • interrogative                          • possessive
  • numeral                                    • numeral                                • article
  • demonstrative                              • demonstrative                          • interrogative
  • indefinite                                 • indefinite                             • numeral
  • descriptive                                • descriptive                            • demonstrative
    adverbs                                      adverbs                                • indefinite
  • manner                                     • manner                                 • descriptive
  • time                                       • time                                     adverbs
  • place                                      • place                                  • manner
  • degree                                     • degree                                 • time
  • negative                                   • negative                               • place
  • interrogative                              • interrogative                          • degree
    conjunctions                                 conjunctions                           • negative
  • coordinate                                 • coordinate                             • interrogative
  • correlative                                • correlative                              conjunctions
subordinate                                  subordinate                                • coordinate
interjections for excitement                 interjections for excitement               • correlative
prepositions to indicate relationship        prepositions to indicate relationship   subordinate
                                                                                     interjections for excitement
                                                                                     prepositions to indicate relationsh

W.7.7.1                                      Use figurative language purposefully, * define personification and hyperbole,   personification
Use figurative language purposefully, such   such as personification and           * explain how personification and         figurative language
as personification and hyperbole, to shape   hyperbole, to shape and control         hyperbole can shape and control         hyperbole
and control language to affect readers       language to affect readers              language                                symbolism
                                                                                   * use personification and hyperbole       alliteration
                                                                                     in a written piece to affect readers    allusion




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W.7.7.2                                      Use a variety of sentence types and identify and create a piece of writing         simple sentence
Use a variety of sentence types and          lengths (see Conventions Standard utilizing a variety of sentences                 compound sentence
                                                                                                                                                         Work in Progress
lengths (see Conventions Standard 6)         6)                                                                                 declarative sentence
                                                                                                                                interrogative sentence
                                                                                                                                exclamatory sentence
                                                                                                                                imperative sentence


W.7.7.3                                      Use word or sentence repetition for   * define repetition                          repetition
Use word or sentence repetition for effect   effect                                * identify repetition in writing             effect
                                                                                   * explain the effect of repetition
                                                                                   * create repetition in personal
                                                                                      writing for effect

W.7.7.5                                      Use purposeful vocabulary with        * define elements of voice                   voice
Use purposeful vocabulary with emphasis      emphasis on developing voice          * read a variety of text that reflects       purposeful vocabulary
on developing voice                                                                  voice
                                                                                   * identify vocabulary that was
                                                                                      purposefully chosen to engage
                                                                                      the reader and communicate a
                                                                                      message
                                                                                   * create a variety of writing that
                                                                                      demonstrates purposeful

W.7.7.6                                      Create an effective lead and          * define lead and conclusion                 purposeful vocabulary
Create an effective lead and conclusion      conclusion                             *identify effective leads and conclusions   effective leads
                                                                                     in text                                    conclusions
                                                                                   * choose purposeful vocabulary to
                                                                                     write effective leads and conclusions



W.7.7.9                                      Use dialogue effectively              * define dialogue                            dialogue
Use dialogue effectively                                                           * explain the purpose of dialogue            quotation marks
                                                                                   * demonstrate effective use of
                                                                                      quotation marks
                                                                                   * identify dialogue in text
                                                                                   * create a piece of writing that
                                                                                      uses dialogue effectively

Second Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through editing?




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W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
                                                                                                                                                    Work in Progress
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




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W.6.7.6                                      Apply conventions of grammar with     * define conventions of grammar     progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with            emphasis on the following:            * identify conventions of grammar   conjugation
                                                                                                                                                Work in Progress
emphasis on the following:                   *agreement                                in student created examples     direct/indirect object
*agreement                                     • subject-verb                      * construct sentences that          linking verbs
  • subject-verb                               • pronoun and antecedent               demonstrate knowledge of         predicate
  • pronoun and antecedent                   *parts of speech                         grade level conventions of       nominative/predicate
*parts of speech                             *parts of a sentence and sentence        grammar                          adjective
*parts of a sentence and sentence             patterns:                            * demonstrate effective use of      dependent clauses
 patterns:                                     • S-V                                 grammatical conventions in        sentence patterns
  • S-V                                        • S-V-DO                               writing                          antcedent
  • S-V-DO                                     • S-V-IO-DO                         Emphasis on:                        pronoun agreement
  • S-V-IO-DO                                  • S-LV-PN                           *agreement
  • S-LV-PN                                    • S-LV-PA                              • subject-verb
  • S-LV-PA                                  *conjugation in progressive              • pronoun and antecedent
*conjugation in progressive                  *verb forms                           *parts of speech
*verb forms                                  *prepositional phrases as             *parts of a sentence and sentence
*prepositional phrases as                    *modifiers                             patterns:
*modifiers                                   *dependent clauses                       • S-V
*dependent clauses                                                                    • S-V-DO
                                                                                      • S-V-IO-DO
                                                                                      • S-LV-PN
                                                                                      • S-LV-PA
                                                                                   *conjugation in progressive
                                                                                   *verb forms
                                                                                   *prepositional phrases as
                                                                                   *modifiers
                                                                                   *dependent clauses




Essential Question:
When is piece of writing ready to shrare with an audience?
W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different         writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth


W.4.7.14                                     Publish/share according to purpose    * identify purpose and audience     purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and       and audience                          * publish/present writing using a   audience
audience                                                                             method appropriate to the
                                                                                     purpose and audience




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                                                                Third Nine Weeks                                                                                               Work in Progress
                                                             Enduring Understandings
                                                               Essential Questions
                                      Ongoing Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks

ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
6. Students develop an understanding and respect for linguistice diversity and use their first language to develop
competence in the English language arts and content across the curriculum.

Essential Questions:
How does an aouthor determine the purpose for writing?
How does an author determine the audience for a piece of writing?
How does an author develop a plan before writing?
How does drafting help an author get his ideas on paper?
How can writing be improved through revising?
How can writing be improved through editing?
When is a peice of writing ready to share with an audience?

                                                                Ongoing Student Learning Expectations:
      AR Department of Education                           Objective                              Task Analysis                   Essential Vocabulary   Materials/Resources
CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)
Audience and Purpose:


W.4.7.3                                      Select and align topic, audience,     *determine appropriate mode of writing      purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational      purpose and structure for expository, and organizational structure for writer's   audience
structure based on purpose, audience,        narrative, and descriptive writing.   purpose                                     format
length, and required format for expository ,                                                                                   expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                             narrative writing
                                                                                                                               descriptive writing
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Pre-writing:
                                                                                                                                                              Work in Progress
W.4.7.1                                      Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate   prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying     as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,         focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which      brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused          free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,           unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and        reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and
W.4.7.2                                      Organize ideas by using graphic         task
                                                                                     *identify graphic organizers                  graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic         organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to       webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping               charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                           mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal     formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on       charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics    sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                 Venn diagrams
Drafting:                                                                            charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and             formal outlining

W.5.7.6                                      A: Write to reflect ideas/              * respond and reflect on                      multicultural themes and
Write to reflect ideas/ interpretations of   interpretations of multicultural          multicultural and universal                 concepts
multicultural and universal themes and       themes and concepts (tolerance,           themes in the context of                    universal themes and
concepts                                     diversity)                                literature/texts across the                 concepts
                                             B: Write to reflect universal themes      curriculum.                                 background knowledge
                                             and concepts (friendship, love,
                                             loyalty, greed, survival, rites of
                                             passage)


W.5.7.9                                      A: Write with a prompt for a            A. * identify purpose and audience,           audience
Write on demand with or without prompt          given period of time                      topic, and form of writing               purpose
within a given time frame                    B: Write without a prompt for a            * demonstrate ability to write             prioritize
                                                given period of time                      within a given timeframe

                                                                                     B: *   choose topic
                                                                                        *   demonstrate prewriting
                                                                                        *   identify purpose and audience
                                                                                        *   demonstrate ability to write
                                                                                             within a given timeframe


W.5.7.10                                     Write across the curriculum             * write multiple times on varied topics       purpose
Write across the curriculum                                                            in all content areas                        audience


W.7.7.4                                      Use transition words/ phrases           * define transition phrases                   tranistional words
Use transition words/ phrases                                                        * read a variety of texts to locate           expository
                                                                                        transition words and phrases
                                                                                     * create student writing that
                                                                                        displays correct use of
                                                                                        transitional words and phrases


Editing:




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W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
                                                                                                                                                    Work in Progress
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




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W.6.7.6                                      Apply conventions of grammar with      * define conventions of grammar         progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with            emphasis on the following:             * identify conventions of grammar       conjugation
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
emphasis on the following:                   *agreement                                 in student created examples         direct/indirect object
*agreement                                     • subject-verb                       * construct sentences that              linking verbs
  • subject-verb                               • pronoun and antecedent                demonstrate knowledge of             predicate
  • pronoun and antecedent                   *parts of speech                          grade level conventions of           nominative/predicate
*parts of speech                             *parts of a sentence and sentence         grammar                              adjective
*parts of a sentence and sentence             patterns:                             * demonstrate effective use of          dependent clauses
 patterns:                                     • S-V                                  grammatical conventions in            sentence patterns
  • S-V                                        • S-V-DO                                writing                              antcedent
  • S-V-DO                                     • S-V-IO-DO                          Emphasis on:                            pronoun agreement
  • S-V-IO-DO                                  • S-LV-PN                            *agreement
  • S-LV-PN                                    • S-LV-PA                               • subject-verb
  • S-LV-PA                                  *conjugation in progressive               • pronoun and antecedent
*conjugation in progressive                  *verb forms                            *parts of speech
*verb forms                                  *prepositional phrases as              *parts of a sentence and sentence
*prepositional phrases as                    *modifiers                              patterns:
*modifiers                                   *dependent clauses                        • S-V
*dependent clauses                                                                     • S-V-DO
                                                                                       • S-V-IO-DO
                                                                                       • S-LV-PN
                                                                                       • S-LV-PA
                                                                                    *conjugation in progressive
                                                                                    *verb forms
                                                                                    *prepositional phrases as
                                                                                    *modifiers
                                                                                    *dependent clauses



W.6.7.7                                      Spell words correctly in all writing   *apply knowledge of grade appropriate
Spell words correctly in all writing                                                 spelling conventions in all writing


W.6.7.8                                       Apply conventional rules of           * demonstrate knowledge of
Apply conventional rules of capitalization in capitalization in writing               conventional rules of
writing                                                                               capitalization through
                                                                                      application in writing


Publishing:

W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different              writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth




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W.4.7.14                                    Publish/share according to purpose      * identify purpose and audience              purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and      and audience                            * publish/present writing using a            audience
                                                                                                                                                            Work in Progress
audience                                                                              method appropriate to the
                                                                                      purpose and audience


                                                               Third Nine Weeks Writing
                                             Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed this Nine Weeks

Third Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does an author determine the purpose for writing?
How                            Select and align topic, for a piece of writing?
W.4.7.3does an authorr determine the audience audience,           *determine appropriate mode of writing                         purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational     purpose and structure for               and organizational structure for writer's    audience
structure based on purpose, audience,       expository, narrative, and              purpose                                      format
length, and required format for expository, descriptive writing.                                                                 expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                               narrative writing
                                                                                                                                 descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                 mode of writing
                                                                                                                                 writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                 organizational structure


Third Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?

W.4.7.1                                     Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying    as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which     brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,          unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and       reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                        task
reading/learning logs                                                               *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                    tasks



W.4.7.2                                     Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic        organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping              charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal    formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics   sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                    charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                    formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                    topics)




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W.4.7.4                                       Use available technology to access      *operate the computer                      card catalog
Use available technology to access            information by using a card catalog     *use the Internet                          Internet
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
information by using a card catalog and       and multiple Internet sources           *use a card catalog
multiple Internet sources                                                             *gather information from internet and card
                                                                                      catalog to complete task


Third Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?

W.4.7.4                                       Use available technology to access      *operate the computer                      card catalog
Use available technology to access            information by using a card catalog     *use the Internet                          Internet
information by using a card catalog and       and multiple Internet sources           *use a card catalog
multiple Internet sources                                                             *gather information from internet and card
                                                                                      catalog to complete task


W.4.7.5                                       Use prewriting to draft expository      * draft by:                               introduction
Create a draft for expository writing with    paragraphs with emphasis on the         ~developing a central idea                main points
emphasis on organization by paragraphs --     following:                              ~selecting appropriate information to     elaboration
introduction, main points with elaboration,    • Central idea (a narrow focus)        elaborate and explain central idea        expository writing
and conclusion—                                • Explanation (topics, sub-topics)     ~using transistions to show unity for     expository draft
                                               • Elaboration (details, description)   purpose and audience                      conclusion
                                               • Unity (on topic)
                                               • Purpose and audience


W.5.7.1                                       Compose narrative, expository,          *   create narrative pieces               narrative
Write to develop narrative, expository,       descriptive, and persuasive pieces      *   create expository pieces              expository
descriptive, and persuasive pieces                                                    *   create descriptive pieces             descriptive
                                                                                      *   create persuasive pieces              persuasive


W.5.7.3                                        Create expository writings              * identify characteristics of            narrative
Create expository, narrative, descriptive,     Create persuasive writings                   expository writings
and persuasive writings                                                                   * compose expository writing          persuasive
                                                                                            pieces
                                                                                      * identify characteristics of
                                                                                             persuasive writing
                                                                                           * compose persuasive writing
                                                                                             pieces




Third Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through revising?


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W.4.7.8                                   evaluate written texts by revising   * reread the draft                           revise
Revise content for:                       content for:                         * change or revise to assure that            content
                                                                                                                                                   Work in Progress
* central idea                            * central idea                          the writing:                              central idea
* organization                            * organization                             - contains a central idea              elaboration
* unity                                   * unity                                    - is organized according to            clarity
                                                                                       purpose and mode
                                                                                     - maintains a central focus
                                                                                     - contains appropriate
                                                                                       amount

W.4.7.9                                   Revise style for:                    * revise to assure that                      revise
Revise style for:                         * sentence variety                      the writing:                              sentence variety
* sentence variety                        * tone                                     - contains a variety of                tone
* tone                                    * voice                                       sentence types and lengths          style
* voice                                                                             - maintains a consistent tone           voice
                                                                                       (mood)                               selected vocabulary
                                                                                    - contains voice (writer’s              selected information
                                                                                        personality)
                                                                                    - contains selecte

W.6.7.2                                   Write effective sentences by         * use compound sentence elements             embedding
Write effective sentences by embedding    embedding clauses, prepositional        to combine sentences for more             clauses
clauses, prepositional and appositive     and appositive phrases, and all         effective writing style.                  adjective clauses
phrases, and all compound elements        compound elements                    * define embedding, clauses (adjective       adverbial clauses
                                                                                  and adverbial), and prepositional and     prepostional phrases
                                                                                  appositive phrases.                       appositive phrases
                                                                               * identify compound sentence elements,       compound elements
                                                                                  clauses, aclauses, and phrases within a
                                                                               written
                                                                                  piece
                                                                               * create sentences using embedded
                                                                                 clauses and phrases




W.6.7.3                                   Use phrases and clauses to invert    * Define and identify prepositional          prepositional phrase
Use phrases and clauses to invert         sentence order for emphasis and        phrase, appositive, adjective and          appositive phrase
sentence order for emphasis and variety   variety                                adverbial clauses within authentic         adjective clause
                                                                                 writing                                    adverbial clause
                                                                               * create a sentence using phrases and        standard word order
                                                                                 clauses in standard word order             emphasis
                                                                               *create a sentence using phrases             variety
                                                                                 and clauses in non-standar




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W.6.7.5                                    Analyze personal and peer sentence   *define and identify the parts of     parts speech(see list in
Analyze personal and peer sentence         formation for effective use of the     speech to construct effective       SLE)
                                                                                                                                                 Work in Progress
formation for effective use of the parts   parts                                  sentences                           differentiate
of speech:                                 of speech:                           *differentiate effective and
precise nouns                              precise nouns                          ineffective use of parts of
pronouns:                                  pronouns:                              speech in a sentence
  • demonstrative                            • demonstrative                    * create effective sentences
  • compound personal                        • compound personal                  using parts of speech such as:
  • reflexive                                • reflexive                          • demonstrative
  • intensive                                • intensive                           • compound personal
  • personal                                 • personal                            • reflexive
  • interrogative                            • interrogative                       • intensive
  • relative                                 • relative                            • personal
  • indefinite                               • indefinite                          • interrogative
     active and linking verbs                  active and linking verbs            • relative
    adjectives                                 adjectives                          • indefinite
  • possessive                               • possessive                            active and linking verbs
  • article                                  • article                               adjectives
  • interrogative                            • interrogative                       • possessive
  • numeral                                  • numeral                             • article
  • demonstrative                            • demonstrative                       • interrogative
  • indefinite                               • indefinite                          • numeral
  • descriptive                              • descriptive                         • demonstrative
    adverbs                                    adverbs                             • indefinite
  • manner                                   • manner                              • descriptive
  • time                                     • time                                  adverbs
  • place                                    • place                               • manner
  • degree                                   • degree                              • time
  • negative                                 • negative                            • place
  • interrogative                            • interrogative                       • degree
    conjunctions                               conjunctions                        • negative
  • coordinate                               • coordinate                          • interrogative
  • correlative                              • correlative                           conjunctions
subordinate                                subordinate                             • coordinate
interjections for excitement               interjections for excitement            • correlative
prepositions to indicate relationship      prepositions                         subordinate
                                                                                interjections for excitement
                                                                                prepositions to indicate relationsh

W.7.7.4                                    Use transition words/ phrases        * define transition phrases           tranistional words
Use transition words/ phrases                                                   * read a variety of texts to locate   expository
                                                                                   transition words and phrases
                                                                                * create student writing that
                                                                                   displays correct use of
                                                                                   transitional words and phrases




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W.7.7.8                                       Vary the placement of topic          * identify effective use of topic            topic sentence
Vary the placement of topic sentences         sentences                              sentences in different modes of
                                                                                                                                                          Work in Progress
                                                                                     writing with emphasis on placement
                                                                                   * create a piece of writing that
                                                                                     demonstrates effective use of
                                                                                     topic sentence placement

Third Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through editing?
W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                           grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




W.6.7.11                                      Use colons in compound and           * explain use of colons in compound          colons
Use colons in compound and compound-          compound-complex sentences and         and compound-complex sentences             compound sentence
complex sentences and to introduce lists      to introduce lists                   * explain use of colons to introduce lists   compound-complex
                                                                                   * create a piece of writing that             sentence
                                                                                     effectively uses colons in compound
                                                                                     sentences, compound-complex
                                                                                     sentences, and lists




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Third Nine Weeks Writing                                                                                                                           Work in Progress
Essential Questions:
When is a piece of writing ready to share with an audience?
W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different         Fourth Nine Weeks Writing
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth

W.4.7.14                                     Publish/share according to purpose    * identify purpose and audience     purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and       and audience                          * publish/present writing using a   audience
audience                                                                             method appropriate to the
                                                                                     purpose and audience

                                                            Fourth Nine Weeks Writing
                                                             Enduring Understandings
                                                               Essential Questions
                                      Ongoing Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks


ENDURING UNDERSTANDINGS:
1. Students read a wide range of print and nonprint texts, including literature from many periods and genres to build an
understanding of the human experience.
2. Students apply a wide range of reading strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts.
3. Students employ a wide range of writing strategies and different process elements to communicate with different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
4. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language convention, media techniques, figurative language, and genre
to create, critique, and discuss print and non-print texts.
5. Students use a variety of technological and informational resources to gather, evaluate, and synthesize data and create
and communicate knowledge.
6. Students develop an understanding and respect for linguistice diversity and use their first language to develop
competence in the English language arts and content across the curriculum.




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Essential Questions:                                                                                                                                                               Work in Progress
How does an aouthor determine the purpose for writing?
How does an author determine the audience for a piece of writing?
How does an author develop a plan before writing?
How does drafting help an author get his ideas on paper?
How can writing be improved through revising?
How can writing be improved through editing?
When is a peice of writing ready to share with an audience?
Ongoing Student Learning Expectations:
       AR Department of Education                          Objective                               Task Analysis                     Essential Vocabulary    Materials/Resources

CONTENT STANDARD/ Student Learning
Expectations (SLE)

Audience and Purpose:
W.4.7.3                                      Select and align topic, audience,     *determine appropriate mode of writing         purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational      purpose and structure for expository, and organizational structure for writer's      audience
structure based on purpose, audience,        narrative, and descriptive writing.   purpose                                        format
length, and required format for expository ,                                                                                      expository writing
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                                narrative writing
                                                                                                                                  descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                  mode of writing
                                                                                                                                  writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                  organizational structure

Pre-writing:
W.4.7.1                                      Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying     as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which      brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,           unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and        reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                         task
reading/learning logs                                                                *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                     tasks


W.4.7.2                                      Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic         organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping               charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal     formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics    sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                     charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                     formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                     topics)




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Drafting:
                                                                                                                                                         Work in Progress
W.5.7.6                                      A: Write to reflect ideas/             * respond and reflect on                  multicultural themes and
Write to reflect ideas/ interpretations of   interpretations of multicultural         multicultural and universal             concepts
multicultural and universal themes and       themes and concepts (tolerance,          themes in the context of                universal themes and
concepts                                     diversity)                               literature/texts across the             concepts
                                             B: Write to reflect universal themes     curriculum.                             background knowledge
                                             and concepts (friendship, love,
                                             loyalty, greed, survival, rites of
                                             passage)

W.5.7.9                                      A: Write with a prompt for a           A. * identify purpose and audience,       audience
Write on demand with or without prompt          given period of time                     topic, and form of writing           purpose
within a given time frame                    B: Write without a prompt for a           * demonstrate ability to write         prioritize
                                                given period of time                     within a given timeframe

                                                                                    B: *   choose topic
                                                                                       *   demonstrate prewriting
                                                                                       *   identify purpose and audience
                                                                                       *   demonstrate ability to write
                                                                                            within a given timeframe

W.5.7.10                                     Write across the curriculum            * write multiple times on varied topics   purpose
Write across the curriculum                                                           in all content areas                    audience

W.7.7.4                                      Use transition words/ phrases          * define transition phrases               tranistional words
Use transition words/ phrases                                                       * read a variety of texts to locate       expository
                                                                                       transition words and phrases
                                                                                    * create student writing that
                                                                                       displays correct use of
                                                                                       transitional words and phrases

Editing:




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W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
                                                                                                                                                    Work in Progress
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




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W.6.7.6                                      Apply conventions of grammar with      * define conventions of grammar         progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with            emphasis on the following:             * identify conventions of grammar       conjugation
                                                                                                                                                     Work in Progress
emphasis on the following:                   *agreement                                 in student created examples         direct/indirect object
*agreement                                     • subject-verb                       * construct sentences that              linking verbs
  • subject-verb                               • pronoun and antecedent                demonstrate knowledge of             predicate
  • pronoun and antecedent                   *parts of speech                          grade level conventions of           nominative/predicate
*parts of speech                             *parts of a sentence and sentence         grammar                              adjective
*parts of a sentence and sentence             patterns:                             * demonstrate effective use of          dependent clauses
 patterns:                                     • S-V                                  grammatical conventions in            sentence patterns
  • S-V                                        • S-V-DO                                writing                              antcedent
  • S-V-DO                                     • S-V-IO-DO                          Emphasis on:                            pronoun agreement
  • S-V-IO-DO                                  • S-LV-PN                            *agreement
  • S-LV-PN                                    • S-LV-PA                               • subject-verb
  • S-LV-PA                                  *conjugation in progressive               • pronoun and antecedent
*conjugation in progressive                  *verb forms                            *parts of speech
*verb forms                                  *prepositional phrases as              *parts of a sentence and sentence
*prepositional phrases as                    *modifiers                              patterns:
*modifiers                                   *dependent clauses                        • S-V
*dependent clauses                                                                     • S-V-DO
                                                                                       • S-V-IO-DO
                                                                                       • S-LV-PN
                                                                                       • S-LV-PA
                                                                                    *conjugation in progressive
                                                                                    *verb forms
                                                                                    *prepositional phrases as
                                                                                    *modifiers
                                                                                    *dependent clauses


W.6.7.7                                      Spell words correctly in all writing   *apply knowledge of grade appropriate
Spell words correctly in all writing                                                 spelling conventions in all writing


W.6.7.8                                       Apply conventional rules of           * demonstrate knowledge of
Apply conventional rules of capitalization in capitalization in writing               conventional rules of
writing                                                                               capitalization through
                                                                                      application in writing

Publishing:

W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different              writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth




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W.4.7.14                                    Publish/share according to purpose      * identify purpose and audience              purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and      and audience                            * publish/present writing using a            audience
                                                                                                                                                            Work in Progress
audience                                                                              method appropriate to the
                                                                                      purpose and audience


                                                             Fourth Nine Weeks Writing
                                         Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Fourth Nine Weeks


Fourth Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does an author determine the purpose for writing?
How does an authorr determine the audience for a piece of writing?
W.4.7.3                                     Select and align topic, audience,       *determine appropriate mode of writing       purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational     purpose and structure for               and organizational structure for writer's    audience
structure based on purpose, audience,       expository , narrative, and             purpose                                      format
length, and required format for             descriptive writing.                                                                 expository writing
expository , narrative, and descriptive                                                                                          narrative writing
writing                                                                                                                          descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                 mode of writing
                                                                                                                                 writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                 organizational structure

Fourth nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?
W.4.7.1                                     Generate ideas using strategies such    *identify prewriting strategies to generate prewriting strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying    as reading, discussing, observing,      ideas reading, discussing, observing,       focused/ and unfocused
appropriate prewriting strategies which     brainstorming, focused and              brainstorming, focused and unfocused        free-writing
shall include reading, discussing,          unfocused free-writing , and            free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and       reading/learning logs.                  *select prewriting strategy appropriate for
unfocused free-writing , and                                                        task
reading/learning logs                                                               *utlilize strategies to generate ideas for
                                                                                    tasks


W.4.7.2                                     Organize ideas by using graphic         *identify graphic organizers                 graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic        organizers as webbing, mapping          * Select graphic organizer according to      webbing
organizers as webbing, mapping              charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and       the mode of writing                          mapping
charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal    formal outlining with main topics and   *Utilize appropriate organizer based on      charts/graphs
outlining with main topics and sub-topics   sub-topics                              task (i.e., webbing, mapping,                Venn diagrams
                                                                                    charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and            formal outlining
                                                                                    formal outlining with main topics and sub-
                                                                                    topics)


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Fourth Nine Weeks Writing                                                                                                                         Work in Progress
Essential Question:
How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?
W.5.7.1                                       Compose persuasive pieces
Write to develop narrative, expository ,                                           * create persuasive pieces              persuasive
descriptive, and persuasive pieces



W.5.7.3                                                                            A: * identify characteristics of
Create expository , narrative, descriptive,   Create persuasive writings                persuasive writings                persuasive
and persuasive writings                                                               * compose persuasive writing
                                                                                        pieces




W.5.7.4                                    Write poems using a variety of          * identify lyric poetry and its         lyric poetry
Write poems using a variety of             techniques/devices, with emphasis         characteristics as a type of poetry   poetic devices
techniques/devices, with emphasis on lyric on lyric poetry.                        * create poems using a variety of       onomatopoeia
poetry                                                                               poetic devices, with an emphasis      comparisons
                                                                                     on lyric poetry                       alliteration
                                                                                                                           rhyme
                                                                                                                           poetic techniques


Fourth Nine Weeks Writing
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through revising?
W.4.7.8                                       evaluate written texts by revising   * reread the draft                      revise
 * central idea                               content for:                         * change or revise to assure that       content
  * organization                              * central idea                          the writing:                         central idea
* unity                                       * organization                             - contains a central idea         elaboration
                                              * unity                                    - is organized according to       clarity
                                                                                           purpose and mode
                                                                                         - maintains a central focus
                                                                                         - contains appropriate
                                                                                           amount

W.4.7.9                                       Revise style for:                    * revise to assure that                 revise
Revise style for:                              * sentence variety                     the writing:                         sentence variety
* sentence variety                            * voice                                    - contains a variety of           tone
* tone                                                                                      sentence types and lengths     style
* voice                                                                                 - maintains a consistent tone      voice
                                                                                           (mood)                          selected vocabulary
                                                                                        - contains voice (writer’s         selected information
                                                                                            personality)
                                                                                        - contains selected vocabulary



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Fourth Nine Weeks Writing                                                                                                                           Work in Progress
Essential Question:
How can writing be improved through editing?
W.4.7.11                                      Edit individually or in groups for   * reread the draft                     grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for            appropriate grade-level conventions, * change or edit to assure that
appropriate grade-level conventions, within   within the following features:          the writing:
the following features:                        • Sentence formation                   - contains complete sentences
 • Sentence formation                             • Completeness                      - contains no run on sentences
    • Completeness                                • Absence of run-on sentences       - contains sentences that have
    • Absence of fused sentences                  • Standard coordination (using         been expanded using standard
    • Expansion through standard                    independent clauses, e.g.,           coordination and modifiers.
      coordination and modifiers                    conjunctions) and modifiers       - contains sentences that employ
    • Embedding through standard                    (adjectives, adverbs)                elaboration through standard
      subordination and modifiers                 • Standard subordination (e.g,         subordination and modifiers.
    • Standard word order                            because, although, even          - contains sentences that make
  • Usage                                            though) and modifiers               sense.
    • Standard inflections                           (adjectives, adverbs)           - contains standard inflections,
    • Agreement                                   • Standard word order                  subject-verb agreement,
    • Word meaning                              • Usage                                  word meaning and
    • Conventions                                 • Standard inflections                 conventions
  • Mechanics                                     • Agreement (subject-verb)         - contains correct capitalization,
    • Capitalization                              • Word meaning                        punctuation, format, and
    • Punctuation                                 • Conventions                         spelling
    • Formatting                                • Mechanics
    • Spelling                                    • Capitalization
                                                  • Punctuation
                                                  • Formatting
                                                  • Spelling




Use semi-colons and colons in compound Use semi-colons and colons in               * identify semi-colons and colons in   semi-colons
and compound-complex sentences         compound and compound-complex                 a piece of writing                   colons
                                       sentences                                   * identify compound and                compound sentence
                                                                                     compound-complex sentences           compound-complex
                                                                                     within a piece of writing            sentence
                                                                                   * explain proper use of semi-colons,
                                                                                     colons, compound and
                                                                                     compound-complex sentences.
                                                                                   * create compound and complex
                                                                                   sentences




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Fourth Nine Weeks Sriting                                                                                                                  Work in Progress
Essential Questions:
When is a piece of writing ready to share with an audience?
W.4.7.13                                     Maintain a writing portfolio that    * create pieces of different         writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits   exhibits growth in meeting goals and   genres
growth in meeting goals and expectations     expectations                         * select pieces to include in the
                                                                                    portfolio based upon preset
                                                                                    goals and criteria that
                                                                                    demonstrate growth

W.4.7.14                                     Publish/share according to purpose    * identify purpose and audience     purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and       and audience                          * publish/present writing using a   audience
audience                                                                             method appropriate to the
                                                                                     purpose and audience




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