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                                                                                             Southwest Arkansas Instructional Alignment
                                                                                                  English Language Arts Grade 7
                                                                                                            Enduring Understandings
                                                                                                              Essential Questions
                                                                   Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks
Enduring Understandings:
1. Students read a wide range of print and non-print 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.
Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Writing
Essential Questions: How does an author determine the purpose for writing?
Essential Questions: How does an author determine the audience for a piece of writing?
Essential Questions: How does an author develop a plan before writing?
Essential Questions: How does drafting help an author get his ideas on paper?
Essential Questions: How can writing be improved through revising?
Essential Questions: How can writing be improved through editing?
Essential Questions: When is a piece of writing ready to share with an audience?
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Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Writing - Audience and Purpose
W.4.7.3                                                          Select and align topic, audience, purpose and structure for   *determine appropriate mode of writing and organizational   purpose
Determine a focus and an organizational structure based on       expository, narrative, and descriptive writing                structure for writer's purpose                              audience
purpose, audience, length, and required format for expository,   KNOWLEDGE, ANALYSIS                                                                                                       format
narrative, and descriptive writing                                                                                                                                                         expository writing
                                                                                                                                                                                           narrative writing
                                                                                                                                                                                           descriptive writing
                                                                                                                                                                                           mode of writing
                                                                                                                                                                                           writer's purpose
                                                                                                                                                                                           organizational structure




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W.4.7.1                                                         Generate ideas using strategies such as reading, discussing,        *identify pre-writing strategies to generate ideas (reading,        pre-writing strategies
Generate ideas by selecting and applying appropriate pre-       observing, brainstorming, focused and unfocused free-writing,       discussing, observing, brainstorming, focused and unfocused         focused/unfocused free-writing
writing strategies which shall include reading, discussing,     and reading/learning logs     SYNTHESIS                             free-writing and read/learning logs)
observing, brainstorming, focused and unfocused free-writing,                                                                       *select pre-writing strategy appropriate for task
and reading/learning logs                                                                                                           *utilize strategies to generate ideas for tasks
W.4.7.2                                                         Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as webbing,         *identify graphic organizers                                        graphic organizers
Organize ideas by using such graphic organizers as webbing,     mapping charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal outlining          *select graphic organizer according to the mode of writing          webbing
mapping charts/graphs, Venn diagrams, and formal outlining      with main topics and sub-topics       ANALYSIS                      *utilize appropriate organizer based on task (i.e., webbing,        mapping
with main topics and sub-topics                                                                                                     mapping, charts/graphs, Venn Diagrams, and formal outlining         charts/graphs
                                                                                                                                    with main topics and sub-topics)                                    Venn diagrams
                                                                                                                                                                                                        formal outlining

Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Writing - Drafting
W.5.7.6                                                         A. Write to reflect ideas/interpretations of multicultural themes   *respond and reflect on multicultural and universal themes in       multicultural themes and
Write to reflect ideas/interpretations of multicultural and     and concepts (tolerance, diversity)                                 the context of literature/texts across the curriculum               concepts
universal themes and concepts                                   B. Write to reflect universal themes and concepts (friendship,                                                                          universal themes and
                                                                love, loyalty, greed, survival, rites of passage APPLICATION)                                                                           concepts
                                                                                                                                                                                                        background knowledge
W.5.7.7                                                         Write with and without prompt within a given time frame             A. * identify purpose and audience,                                 audience
Write with and without prompt within a given time frame                                                                                  topic, and form of writing                                     purpose
                                                                                                                                       * demonstrate ability to write                                   form
                                                                                                                                         for a sustained period of time                                 prioritize

                                                                                                                                    B: *   choose topic
                                                                                                                                       *   demonstrate prewriting
                                                                                                                                       *   identify purpose and audience
                                                                                                                                       *   demonstrate ability to write for
                                                                                                                                           a sustained period of time


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

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

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

Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Writing - Revising
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W.4.7.10                                                            Revise using tools/methods such as peer and/or teacher         *identify various revision tools/methods                           revision tool/method
Revise writing using various tools/methods, such as peer            collaboration, a revision checklist rubric, and/or reference   *select appropriate revision tool/method
and/or teacher collaboration, a revision checklist rubric, and/or   materials (i.e., dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)                  *revise using selected revision tool/method
reference materials (i.e., dictionary, thesaurus, etc.)             EVALUATION

W.7.7.11                                                            Use writer’s checklist or scoring guides/rubrics to improve    *identify attributes of written pieces that correspond with each   revise
Use writer's checklist or scoring guides/rubrics to improve         written work                                                   level of a writing rubric                                          rubric
written work                                                        APPLICATION                                                    *utilize rubric to improve content, style, sentence formation,     scoring guides
                                                                                                                                   usage, and conventions in a written work
W.7.7.12                                                            Self-evaluate writing                                          *judge personal writing using various methods                      effective
Self-evaluate writing                                               EVALUATION                                                                                                                        non-effective
                                                                                                                                                                                                      self-evaluate
                                                                                                                                                                                                      conventions of writing

Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Writing - Editing
W.4.7.11                                                            Edit individually or in groups for appropriate grade-level     *re-read the draft                                                 grade-level conventions
Edit individually or in groups for appropriate grade-level          conventions, within the following features:                    *change or edit to assure that the writing
conventions, within the following features:                         -Sentence formation                                            -contains complete sentences
-Sentence formation                                                 •completeness                                                  -contains no run on sentences
•completeness                                                       •absence of fused sentences                                    -contains sentences that have been expanded using standard
•absence of fused sentences                                         •expansion through standard coordination and modifiers         coordination and modifiers
•expansion through standard coordination and modifiers              •embedding through standard subordination and modifiers        -contains sentences that employ elaboration through standard
•embedding through standard subordination and modifiers             •standard word order                                           subordination and modifiers
•standard word order                                                -Usage                                                         -contains sentences that make sense
-Usage                                                              •standard inflections                                          -contains standard inflections, subject-verb agreement, word
•standard inflections                                               •agreement                                                     meaning and conventions
•agreement                                                          •word meaning                                                  -contains correct capitalization, punctuation, format, and
•word meaning                                                       •conventions                                                   spelling
•conventions                                                        -Mechanics
-Mechanics                                                          •capitalization
•capitalization                                                     •punctuation
•punctuation                                                        •formatting
•formatting                                                         •spelling
•spelling                                                           EVALUATION




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




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W.6.7.6                                                           Apply conventions of grammar with emphasis on the following:       *define conventions of grammar                                   progressive
Apply conventions of grammar with emphasis on the following:      -Agreement                                                         *identify conventions of grammar in student-created examples     conjugation
-Agreement                                                        •subject-verb                                                      *construct sentences that demonstrate knowledge of grade-        direct/indirect object
•subject-verb                                                     •pronoun and antecedent                                            level conventions of grammar                                     linking verbs
•pronoun and antecedent                                           -Parts of speech                                                   *demonstrate effective use of grammatical conventions in         predicate nominative/predicate
-Parts of speech                                                  -Parts of a sentence and sentence patterns                         writing with emphasis on                                         adjective
-Parts of a sentence and sentence patterns                        •S-V                                                               -agreement                                                       dependent clauses
•S-V                                                              •S-V-DO                                                            •subject-verb                                                    sentence patterns
•S-V-DO                                                           •S-V-IO-DO                                                         •pronoun and antecedent                                          antecedent
•S-V-IO-DO                                                        •S-LV-PN                                                           -parts of speech                                                 pronoun agreement
•S-LV-PN                                                          •S-LV-PA                                                           -parts of a sentence and sentence patterns
•S-LV-PA                                                          -Conjugation in progressive                                        •S-V
-Conjugation in progressive                                       -Verb forms                                                        •S-V-DO
-Verb forms                                                       -Prepositional phrases as                                          •S-V-IO-DO
-Prepositional phrases as                                         -Modifiers                                                         •S-LV-PN
-Modifiers                                                        -Dependent clauses                                                 •S-LV-PA
-Dependent clauses                                                APPLICATION                                                        -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 spelling conventions in
Spell words correctly in all writing                              APPLICATION                                                        all writing
W.6.7.8                                                           Apply conventional rules of capitalization in writing              *demonstrate knowledge of conventional rules of capitalization
Apply conventional rules of capitalization in writing             APPLICATION                                                        through application in writing

Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Writing - Publishing
W.4.7.13                                                           Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals *create pieces of different genres                              writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals and expectations                                 ANALYSIS          *select pieces to include in the portfolio based upon pre-set
and expectations                                                                                                                      goals and criteria that demonstrate growth
W.4.7.14                                                          Publish/share according to purpose and audience                    *identify purpose and audience                                   purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and audience                   EVALUATION                                                         *publish/present writing using a method appropriate to the       audience
                                                                                                                                     purpose and audience

Ongoing Student Learning Expectations: Reading
Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
Essential Question: What are the goals for seventh grade fluency?
R.9.7.1                                                           Use previewing, activating prior knowledge, predicting content     *use previewing skills                                           prior knowledge
Use previewing, activating prior knowledge, predicting content    of text, formulating questions, and establishing purposes for      *draw from past experiences
of text, formulating questions, and establishing purposes for     reading                               APPLICATION                  *practice making predictions
reading                                                                                                                              *generate questions
                                                                                                                                     *determine what the purposes are for reading




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R.9.7.2                                                         Infer the interrelations of text and world issues/events by   *formulate inferences based on the relationships between text         infer
Infer the interrelations of text and world issues/events by     applying connection strategies                     EVALUATION and world issues and events                                           world issues
applying connection strategies                                                                                                                                                                      interrelations
9.7.3                                                           Prioritize questions formulated and purposes established for      *identify the purposes for reading (enjoyment, information,   prioritize
Prioritize questions formulated and purposes established for    reading                                       EVALUATION          persuading)                                                   purposes for reading
reading                                                                                                                           *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 related to universal themes to *create appropriate questions related to universal themes         universal themes
Generate and prioritize questions related to universal themes to interpret meaning                           SYNTHESIS,           *prioritize questions to aid in interpreting meaning              interpret
interpret meaning                                                EVALUATION
R.9.7.5                                                     Evaluate their own understanding with regard to the questions         *apply reading strategies (re-reading, using resources and        reading strategies
Monitor reading strategies, including re-reading, using     generated                             EVALUATION                      questions)                                                        modify
resources and questions, and modify them when understanding                                                                       *determine when understanding breaks down
breakdowns                                                                                                                        *alter reading strategies to meet the needs
R.9.7.6                                                         A. Connect own background knowledge and personal                  a.                                                                inferences
Connect own background knowledge and personal experience        experience to make inferences                                     *make connections between text and personal
to make inferences and to respond to new information            B. Connect own background knowledge and personal                  experience/background information
presented in text                                               experience to respond to new information presented in text        *infer with supporting evidence based on background
                                                                COMPREHENSION                                                     knowledge and personal experience
                                                                                                                                  b.
                                                                                                                                  *recall new information from text
                                                                                                                                  *create original responses to new information based on
                                                                                                                                  background knowledge and personal experience

R.9.7.11                                                      Analyze text by distinguishing among fact, judgment, and            *define fact, judgment and opinion                                fact
Distinguish among stated fact, reasoned judgment, and opinion opinion                                                             *identify fact, judgment and opinion in a variety of text         reasoned judgment
in text                                                       ANALYSIS                                                            *compare and contrast fact, judgment and opinion                  opinion
R.9.7.17                                                        Demonstrate comprehension of text by summarizing multiple         *preview text features or text structure                          summarize
Summarize the content of multiple chapters of a text            chapters                                                          *read multiple chapters                                           main idea
                                                                APPLICATION                                                       *determine main ideas                                             prioritizing
                                                                                                                                  *prioritize relevant information                                  relevant information
                                                                                                                                  *demonstrate comprehension of content of the text by
                                                                                                                                  summarizing
R.10.7.1                                                        Read for a substantial amount of time daily, including assigned   *select appropriate reading text                                  self-selected
Read for a substantial amount of time daily, including assigned and self-selected materials at independent and instructional      *use various strategies to determine if the text is appropriate   independent level
and self-selected materials at independent and instructional    levels                                    KNOWLEDGE               *identify reading strategies                                      instructional level
levels                                                                                                                            *apply reading strategies during reading

R.10.7.3                                                        Vary reading strategies according to text and purpose             *identify purpose of text                                         reading strategies
Vary reading strategies according to text and purpose           APPLICATION                                                       *identify reading strategies                                      reading purpose
                                                                                                                                  *document strategies (connections, inferring, visualizing,
                                                                                                                                  questioning, determining importance) used (i.e., sticky notes,
                                                                                                                                  highlighting, bookmarks, two column notes, etc.)
R.10.7.6                                                        Synthesize information by organizing for written and oral         *locate and gather information                                    prioritize
Organize and synthesize information for use in written and oral presentations                                                     *prioritize information
presentation                                                    SYNTHESIS                                                         *construct a written and/or oral presentation

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R.10.7.8                                                      Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on lyric poetry       *identify and recognize lyric poetry                             lyric poetry
Read a variety of poetry, with emphasis on lyric poetry       KNOWLEDGE                                                     *read a variety of poetry including lyric poetry
R.11.7.1                                                      Automatically decode words to ensure focus on comprehension   *recall sight words
Automatically decode words to ensure focus on comprehension   COMPREHENSION                                                 *recognize word patterns

R.11.7.2                                                      Continue to develop and maintain an adequate body of sight    *read daily
Continue to develop and maintain an adequate body of sight    words                                                         *recognize sight words
words                                                         KNOWLEDGE                                                     *master sight words
R.11.7.3                                                      Add content words to sight vocabulary                         *recognize content words using text features
Add content words to sight vocabulary                         KNOWLEDGE                                                     *determine words important to the content
R.11.7.4                                                      Use knowledge of root words and affixes and word              *identify root words, affixes (prefixes and suffixes) and word   root words
Use knowledge of root words and affixes and word              relationships to determine meaning                            relationships                                                    word relationships
relationships to determine meaning                            APPLICATION                                                   *determine meaning using root words, affixes and word            affixes
                                                                                                                            relationships                                                    prefixes
                                                                                                                                                                                             suffixes
R.11.7.5                                                      Use context to determine meaning of multiple-meaning words    *demonstrate ability to use context clues (restatement,          parts of speech
Use context to determine meaning of multiple-meaning words    APPLICATION                                                   embedded definition, etc.) in multiple reading situations        multiple meaning
                                                                                                                            *identify words with possible multiple meanings                  context
                                                                                                                            *use context clues to determine meaning
R.11.7.7                                                      Determine useful and relevant words                           *identify text features (bold print, italics, highlighted)       text features
Determine useful and relevant words                           EVALUATION                                                    *determine useful and relevant words using text features         relevance
                                                                                                                            *apply learned word meaning to multiple reading and writing      bold
                                                                                                                            situations                                                       italics
                                                                                                                                                                                             colored print
                                                                                                                                                                                             charts
R.11.7.10                                                     Use knowledge of context to determine meaning of multiple-    *identify multiple-meaning words in context                      multiple-meaning words
Use context to determine meaning of multiple-meaning words.   meaning words                                                 *explain the meaning of the word by relating it to the context   context
                                                              APPLICATION
R.11.7.11                                                     Read grade-level text with an approximate rate of 167 words   *automatically decode words
Read grade-level text with an approximate rate of 167 words   per minute                                   KNOWLEDGE        *maintain a vocabulary commensurate with grade-level text
per minute                                                                                                                  *use context strategies
                                                                                                                            *read daily

R.11.7.12                                                     Read grade-level text orally with accuracy and expression     *automatically decode words                                      expression
Read grade-level text orally with accuracy and expression     COMPREHENSION                                                 *maintains a vocabulary on par with grade-level text             text features
                                                                                                                            *use context strategies                                          punctuation
                                                                                                                            *practice prosody (accuracy, rate, tone, word emphasis,          accuracy
                                                                                                                            reading in chunks or phrases, expression as opposed to
                                                                                                                            monotone)




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                                                                                          FIRST NINE WEEKS - WRITING
                                                                        Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the First Nine Weeks

                                                        Note: Refer to Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks
First Nine Weeks: Writing - Pre-writing
Essential Question: How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?
W.7.7.7                                                         Narrow the time focus of a piece of writing                     *read a variety of text that demonstrates a specific focus of time purpose of writing
Narrow the time focus of a piece of writing                     ANALYSIS                                                        *create a piece of writing that uses a specific focus of time



First Nine Weeks: Writing - Drafting
Essential Question: How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?
W.5.7.1                                                         Compose narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive      *create narrative pieces                                          narrative
Write to develop narrative, expository, descriptive, and        pieces                                                          *create descriptive pieces                                        expository
persuasive pieces                                               SYNTHESIS                                                                                                                         descriptive
                                                                                                                                                                                                  persuasive
W.5.7.3                                                         Create narrative writings                                       *identify characteristics of narrative writing                    narrative
Create expository, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive       Create descriptive writings                                     *compose narrative writing pieces                                 expository
writings                                                        SYNTHESIS                                                       *identify characteristics of descriptive writing                  descriptive
                                                                                                                                *compose descriptive writing pieces                               persuasive
W.4.7.6                                                         Create a draft for narrative writing that includes dialogue     *identify effective use of dialogue in text.                      dialogue
Create a draft for narrative writing that includes dialogue                                                                     *draft a narrative piece that includes dialogue                   narrative writing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  narrative piece

W.5.7.8                                                         Write responses to literature that demonstrate understanding or *apply comprehension skills in order to gain meaning              reading strategies
Write responses to literature that demonstrate understanding or interpretation                          COMPREHNSION            *demonstrate ability to write a response to reading (reading
interpretation                                                                                                                  journals, reading logs)
                                                                                                                                *demonstrate interpretation and understanding of literature
                                                                                                                                through the writing
W.7.7.9                                                         Use dialogue effectively                                        *define dialogue                                                  dialogue
Use dialogue effectively                                        APPLICATION                                                     *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
W.7.7.10                                                        Use humor appropriately                                         *define humor                                                     humor
Use humor appropriately                                         APPLICATION                                                     *read humorous literature                                         appropriateness
                                                                                                                                *discuss author's effective use of humor
                                                                                                                                *use humor appropriately in writing

First Nine Weeks: Writing - Revising
Essential Question: How can writing be improved through revising?

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W.4.7.7                                                     Draft a lead paragraph by using dialogue or a character         *identify effective use of dialogue, character description, and/or   dialogue
Create an effective lead paragraph by using dialogue or a   description and/or setting                                      setting as lead paragraphs in a variety of texts                     lead paragraph
description of a character or setting                       SYNTHESIS                                                       *draft effective lead paragraphs using dialogue or a description     setting
                                                                                                                            of a character or setting                                            character descriptions
                                                                                                                                                                                                 setting descriptions
W.4.7.8                                                     Evaluate written texts by revising content for                  *re-read the draft                                                   revise
Revise content for                                          -central idea                                                   *change or revise to assure that the writing                         content
-central idea                                               -organization                                                   -contains a central idea                                             central idea
-organization                                               -unity                                                          -is organized according to purpose and mode                          elaboration
-unity                                                      EVALUATION                                                      -maintains a central focus                                           clarity
                                                                                                                            -contains appropriate amount of content
W.4.7.9                                                     Revise style for                                                *revise to assure that the writing                                   revise
Revise style for                                            -sentence variety                                               -contains a variety of sentence types and lengths                    sentence variety
-sentence variety                                           -tone                                                           -maintains a consistent tone (mood)                                  tone
-tone                                                       -voice                                                          -contains voice (writer’s personality)                               style
-voice                                                      EVALUATION                                                      -contains selected vocabulary and information                        voice
                                                                                                                                                                                                 selected vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                                                                 selected information
W.6.7.1                                                     A. Vary sentence structure by using simple, compound, and       *identify complex sentences                                          simple sentence
Vary sentence structure by using simple, compound, and      complex sentences                                               *differentiate between simple, compound, and complex                 compound sentence
complex sentences and different kinds of sentences          B. Vary sentence structure using different kinds of sentences   sentences of varied lengths                                          declarative sentence
-declarative                                                (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory)           *utilize different types and structures of sentences within a        interrogative sentence
-interrogative                                              APPLICATION                                                     written piece                                                        exclamatory sentence
-imperative                                                                                                                                                                                      imperative sentence
-exclamatory
W.6.7.4                                                     Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused            *recognize and correct fragments and run-ons                         fragment
Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused        sentences                                                                                                                            run-on
sentences                                                   EVALUATION                                                                                                                           comma splice
                                                                                                                                                                                                 fused sentence




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W.6.7.5                                                          Analyze personal and peer sentence formation for effective use   *define and identify the parts of speech to construct effective    parts of speech (see list in task
Analyze personal and peer sentence formation for effective use   of the parts of speech                                           sentences                                                          analysis)
of the parts of speech                                           -Precise nouns                                                   *differentiate effective and ineffective use of parts of speech in differentiate
-Precise nouns                                                   -Pronouns                                                        a sentence
-Pronouns                                                        •demonstrative                                                   *create effective sentences using parts of speech such as
•demonstrative                                                   •compound personal                                               -precise nouns
•compound personal                                               °reflexive                                                       -pronouns
°reflexive                                                       °intensive                                                       •demonstrative
°intensive                                                       •personal                                                        •compound personal
•personal                                                        °interrogative                                                   °reflexive
°interrogative                                                   °relative                                                        °intensive
°relative                                                        °indefinite                                                      •personal
°indefinite                                                      ANALYSIS                                                         °interrogative
-Active and linking verbs                                                                                                         °relative
-Adjectives                                                                                                                       °indefinite
•possessive
•article
•interrogative
•numeral
•demonstrative
•indefinite
•descriptive
-Adverbs
•manner
•time
•place
•degree
•negative
•interrogative
-Conjunctions
•coordinate
•correlative subordinate interjections for excitement
•prepositions to indicate relationship




W.6.7.9                                                          Apply conventional rules for all end marks and commas in         construct sentences within a piece of
Apply conventional rules for all end marks and commas in         writing                                                           writing that demonstrate knowledge of
writing                                                                                                                            endmarks and commas.




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W.6.7.10                                                        Use semi-colons and colons in compound and compound-            * identify semi-colons and colons in
Use semi-colons and colons in compound and compound-            complex sentences                                                 a piece of writing
complex sentences                                                                                                               * identify compound and
                                                                                                                                  compound-complex sentences
                                                                                                                                  within a piece of writing
                                                                                                                                * explain proper use of semi-colons,
                                                                                                                                  colons, compound and
                                                                                                                                  compound-complex sentences.
                                                                                                                                * create compound and compound-
                                                                                                                                  complex sentences that effectively
                                                                                                                                  use semi-colons and colons


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

W.7.7.1                                                        Use figurative language purposefully, such as personification  *define personification and hyperbole,                             personification
Use figurative language purposefully, such as personification  and hyperbole, to shape and control language to affect readers *explain how personification and hyperbole can shape and           figurative language
and hyperbole, to shape and control language to affect readers APPLICATION                                                    control language                                                   hyperbole
                                                                                                                              *use personification and hyperbole in a written piece to affect    symbolism
                                                                                                                              readers                                                            alliteration
                                                                                                                                                                                                 allusion
W.7.7.3                                                         Use word or sentence repetition for effect                      *define repetition                                               repetition
Use word or sentence repetition for effect                      APPLICATION                                                     *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 emphasis on developing voice *define elements of voice                                                voice
Use purposeful vocabulary with emphasis on developing voice APPLICATION                                                 *read a variety of text that reflects voice                              purposeful vocabulary
                                                                                                                        *identify vocabulary that was purposefully chosen to engage
                                                                                                                        the reader and communicate a message
                                                                                                                        *create a variety of writing that demonstrates purposeful
                                                                                                                        vocabulary


                                                                                          FIRST NINE WEEKS - READING
                                                                        Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the First Nine Weeks
First Nine Weeks: Reading
Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
R.9.7.13                                                        Show knowledge of text features by locating and recalling       *identify text features (bold, italics, graphics, subheadings,   text feature
Use the text features to locate and recall information, with    information (emphasis on graphics)                              charts, footnotes, etc.)                                         graphics
emphasis on graphics                                            COMPREHENSION                                                   *locate information using text features                          italics
                                                                                                                                *recall information gathered from text features




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R.9.7.14                                                             Use knowledge of text structure(s) to enhance understanding          *determine text structure (textbook, novel, poetry, letter, email,   text structure
Use knowledge of text structure(s) to enhance understanding          with emphasis on problem/solution         APPLICATION                etc.)                                                                problem solution
with emphasis on problem/solution                                                                                                                                                                              cause and effect
                                                                                                                                                                                                               main cause
R.10.7.4                                                             Understand how word choice and language structure convey             *define word choice                                                  word choice
Understand how word choice and language structure convey             an author's viewpoint                                                *define language structure (sentence structure)                      language structure
an author's viewpoint                                                                                                                     *define author's viewpoint (perspective)                             author's viewpoint
                                                                                                                                          *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.10.7.2                                                             Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups   *define and identify multicultural text                              cultural groups
Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups   KNOWLEDGE                                                            *select appropriate texts that reflect different cultures            contributions

R.10.7.5                                                             Use skimming, scanning, note taking, outlining, and                  *use text features to locate specific information and/or             skimming
Use skimming, scanning, note taking, outlining, and                  questioning as study strategies                                      formulate a general idea                                             scanning
questioning as study strategies                                      APPLICATION                                                          *demonstrate effective note-taking skills                            note-taking
                                                                                                                                          *identify a variety of outlines                                      outlining
                                                                                                                                                                                                               questioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                               study strategies
 R.10.7.7                                                            Read a variety of literature by reading short stories, science       *identify a variety of genres                                        genres
Read a variety of literature, including short stories, science       fiction, legends and myths                      KNOWLEDGE            *differentiate between the genres                                    short stories
fiction, legends, and myths                                                                                                               *read a variety of genres                                            science fiction
                                                                                                                                                                                                               legends
                                                                                                                                                                                                               myths
R.10.7.10                                                            Examine the effect of imagery on the mood or meaning of the *define imagery and mood of poem                                              imagery
Examine the effect of imagery on the mood or meaning of the          poem                                             ANALYSIS *identify imagery in poetry                                                     mood
poem                                                                                                                             *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 comparisons such as                  *define analogies                                                    idioms
Identify and explain idioms and comparisons such as                  analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and            *identify idioms and comparisons in text                             comparisons
analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and            figurative meanings or phrases                                       *distinguish between idioms and comparisons                          analogies
figurative meanings or phrases                                       COMPREHENSION                                                        *use idioms and comparisons to infer the literal or figurative       metaphors
                                                                                                                                          meanings of phrases                                                  similes
                                                                                                                                                                                                               literal meaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                               figurative meaning




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First Nine Weeks: Reading
Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
R.10.7.4                                                        Understand how word choice and language structure convey         *define word choice                                               word choice
Understand how word choice and language structure convey        an author's viewpoint                                            *define language structure (sentence structure)                   language structure
an author's viewpoint                                           COMPREHENSION                                                    *define author's viewpoint (perspective)                          author's viewpoint
                                                                                                                                 *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 comparisons such as              *define analogies                                                 idioms
Identify and explain idioms and comparisons such as             analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and        *identify idioms and comparisons in text                          comparisons
analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and       figurative meanings or phrases                                   *distinguish between idioms and comparisons                       analogies
figurative meanings or phrases                                  COMPREHENSION                                                    *use idioms and comparisons to infer the literal or figurative    metaphors
                                                                                                                                 meanings of phrases                                               similes
                                                                                                                                                                                                   literal meaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                   figurative meaning


                                                                                        SECOND NINE WEEKS - WRITING
                                                                      Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Second Nine Weeks

                                                      Note: Refer to Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks
Second Nine Weeks: Writing - Pre-writing
Essential Question: How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?
W.7.7.7                                                         Narrow the time focus of a piece of writing                      *read a variety of text that demonstrates a specific focus of time purpose of writing
Narrow the time focus of a piece of writing                     ANALYSIS                                                         *create a piece of writing that uses a specific focus of time



Second Nine Weeks: Writing - Drafting
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        SYNTHESIS
persuasive pieces
W.5.7.2                                                         Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience * identify and select the appropriate                              audience
Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience                                                                   mode of writing based on purpose
                                                                                                                                  and audience

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


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

Second Nine Weeks: Writing - Revising
Essential Question: How can writing be improved through revising?
W.4.7.7                                                         Draft a lead paragraph by using dialogue or a character         *identify effective use of dialogue, character description, and/or   dialogue
Create an effective lead paragraph by using dialogue or a       description and/or setting                                      setting as lead paragraphs in a variety of texts                     lead paragraph
description of a character or setting                           SYNTHESIS                                                       *draft effective lead paragraphs using dialogue or a description     setting
                                                                                                                                of a character or setting                                            character descriptions
                                                                                                                                                                                                     setting descriptions
W.4.7.8                                                         Evaluate written texts by revising content for                  *re-read the draft                                                   revise
Revise content for                                              -central idea                                                   *change or revise to assure that the writing                         content
-central idea                                                   -organization                                                   -contains a central idea                                             central idea
-organization                                                   -unity                                                          -is organized according to purpose and mode                          elaboration
-unity                                                          EVALUATION                                                      -maintains a central focus                                           clarity
                                                                                                                                -contains appropriate amount of content
W.4.7.9                                                         Revise style for                                                *revise to assure that the writing                                   revise
Revise style for                                                -sentence variety                                               -contains a variety of sentence types and lengths                    sentence variety
-sentence variety                                               -tone                                                           -maintains a consistent tone (mood)                                  tone
-tone                                                           -voice                                                          -contains voice (writer’s personality)                               style
-voice                                                          EVALUATION                                                      -contains selected vocabulary and information                        voice
                                                                                                                                                                                                     selected vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                                                                     selected information
W.6.7.1                                                         A. Vary sentence structure by using simple, compound, and       *identify complex sentences                                          simple sentence
Vary sentence structure by using simple, compound, and          complex sentences                                               *differentiate between simple, compound, and complex                 compound sentence
complex sentences and different kinds of sentences              B. Vary sentence structure using different kinds of sentences   sentences of varied lengths                                          declarative sentence
•declarative                                                    (declarative, interrogative, imperative, exclamatory)           *utilize different types and structures of sentences within a        interrogative sentence
•interrogative                                                  APPLICATION                                                     written piece                                                        exclamatory sentence
•imperative                                                                                                                                                                                          imperative sentence
•exclamatory
W.6.7.4                                                         Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused            *recognize and correct fragments and run-ons                         fragment
Correct fragments, run-ons, comma splices, and fused            sentences                                                       *Identify comma splices, and fused sentences within a written        run-on
sentences                                                       EVALUATION                                                      piece                                                                comma splice
                                                                                                                                *correct comma splices and fused sentences in a written piece        fused sentence




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W.6.7.5                                                          Analyze personal and peer sentence formation for effective use   *define and identify the parts of speech to construct effective    parts of speech (see list in task
Analyze personal and peer sentence formation for effective use   of the parts of speech                                           sentences                                                          analysis)
of the parts of speech                                           -Active and linking verbs                                        *differentiate effective and ineffective use of parts of speech in differentiate
-Precise nouns                                                   -Adjectives                                                      a sentence
-Pronouns                                                        •possessive                                                      *create effective sentences using parts of speech such as
•demonstrative                                                   •article                                                         -Active and linking verbs
•compound personal                                               •interrogative                                                   -Adjectives
°reflexive                                                       •numeral                                                         •possessive
°intensive                                                       •demonstrative                                                   •article
•personal                                                        •indefinite                                                      •interrogative
°interrogative                                                   •descriptive                                                     •numeral
°relative                                                        -Adverbs                                                         •demonstrative
°indefinite                                                      •manner                                                          •indefinite
-Active and linking verbs                                        •time                                                            •descriptive
-Adjectives                                                      •place                                                           -Adverbs
•possessive                                                      •degree                                                          •manner
•article                                                         •negative                                                        •time
•interrogative                                                   •interrogative                                                   •place
•numeral                                                         ANALYSIS                                                         •degree
•demonstrative                                                                                                                    •negative
•indefinite                                                                                                                       •interrogative
•descriptive
-Adverbs
•manner
W.6.7.6                                                          Apply conventions of grammar with emphasis on the following:     *define conventions of grammar                                     progressive                         W.6.7.6
Apply conventions of grammar with emphasis on the following:     -Agreement                                                       *identify conventions of grammar in student-created examples       conjugation                         Apply conventions of grammar
-Agreement                                                       •subject-verb                                                    *construct sentences that demonstrate knowledge of grade-          direct/indirect object              with emphasis on the
•subject-verb                                                    •pronoun and antecedent                                          level conventions of grammar                                       linking verbs                       following:
•pronoun and antecedent                                          -Parts of speech                                                 *demonstrate effective use of grammatical conventions in           predicate nominative/predicate      -Agreement
-Parts of speech                                                 -Parts of a sentence and sentence patterns                       writing with emphasis on                                           adjective                           •subject-verb
-Parts of a sentence and sentence patterns                       •S-V                                                             -agreement                                                         dependent clauses                   •pronoun and antecedent
•S-V                                                             •S-V-DO                                                          •subject-verb                                                      sentence patterns                   -Parts of speech
•S-V-DO                                                          •S-V-IO-DO                                                       •pronoun and antecedent                                            antecedent                          -Parts of a sentence and
•S-V-IO-DO                                                       •S-LV-PN                                                         -parts of speech                                                   pronoun agreement                   sentence patterns
•S-LV-PN                                                         •S-LV-PA                                                         -parts of a sentence and sentence patterns                                                             •S-V
•S-LV-PA                                                         -Conjugation in progressive                                      •S-V                                                                                                   •S-V-DO
-Conjugation in progressive                                      -Verb forms                                                      •S-V-DO                                                                                                •S-V-IO-DO
-Verb forms                                                      -Prepositional phrases as modifiers                              •S-V-IO-DO                                                                                             •S-LV-PN
-Prepositional phrases as                                        -Dependent clauses                                               •S-LV-PN                                                                                               •S-LV-PA
-Modifiers                                                                                                                        •S-LV-PA                                                                                               -Conjugation in progressive
-Dependent clauses                                                                                                                -conjugation in progressive                                                                            -Verb forms
                                                                                                                                  -verb forms                                                                                            -Prepositional phrases as
                                                                                                                                  -prepositional phrases as                                                                              -Modifiers
                                                                                                                                  -modifiers                                                                                             -Dependent clauses
                                                                                                                                  -dependent clauses




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W.7.7.1                                                        Use figurative language purposefully, such as personification  *define personification and hyperbole                              personification
Use figurative language purposefully, such as personification  and hyperbole, to shape and control language to affect readers *explain how personification and hyperbole can shape and           figurative language
and hyperbole, to shape and control language to affect readers APPLICATION                                                    control language                                                   hyperbole
                                                                                                                              *use personification and hyperbole in a written piece to affect    symbolism
                                                                                                                              readers                                                            alliteration
                                                                                                                                                                                                 allusion
W.7.7.2                                                         Use a variety of sentence types and lengths (see Conventions    *identify and create a piece of writing utilizing a variety of   simple sentence
Use a variety of sentence types and lengths (see Conventions    Standard 6)                               APPLICATION           sentences                                                        compound sentence
Standard 6)                                                                                                                                                                                      declarative sentence
                                                                                                                                                                                                 interrogative sentence
                                                                                                                                                                                                 exclamatory sentence
                                                                                                                                                                                                 imperative sentence
W.7.7.3                                                         Use word or sentence repetition for effect                      *define repetition                                               repetition
Use word or sentence repetition for effect                      APPLICATION                                                     *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 emphasis on developing voice *define elements of voice                                                voice
Use purposeful vocabulary with emphasis on developing voice APPLICATION                                                 *read a variety of text that reflects voice                              purposeful vocabulary
                                                                                                                        *identify vocabulary that was purposefully chosen to engage
                                                                                                                        the reader and communicate a message
                                                                                                                        *create a variety of writing that demonstrates purposeful
                                                                                                                        vocabulary
W.7.7.6                                                         Create an effective lead and conclusion                         *define lead and conclusion                                      purposeful vocabulary
Create an effective lead and conclusion                         SYNTHESIS                                                       *identify effective leads and conclusions in text                effective leads
                                                                                                                                *choose purposeful vocabulary to write effective leads and       conclusions
                                                                                                                                conclusions
W.7.7.9                                                         Use dialogue effectively                                        *define dialogue                                                 dialogue
Use dialogue effectively                                        APPLICATION                                                     *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 - 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 impact                   *identify character                                              plot development
Infer a character's impact on plot development                  EVALUATION                                                      *explain plot development                                        character's impact
                                                                                                                                *read a variety of texts which include characters and plot       infer
                                                                                                                                *show impact of character on plot




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R.9.7.8                                                              Evaluate text by inferring the mood                                  *read a variety of texts                                         mood
Infer mood of text                                                   EVALUATION                                                           *define mood                                                     infer
                                                                                                                                          *identify types of mood
                                                                                                                                          *explain infer
                                                                                                                                          *infer mood of text
R.9.7.9                                                              Analyze literary elements of fiction with emphasis on plot      *define literary elements                                             literary elements
Analyze literary elements of fiction with emphasis on plot           development, including conflict, rising action, climax, falling *identify and explain plot development                                plot development
development, including conflict, rising action, climax, falling      action, and resolution                                ANALYSIS *read fiction                                                          conflict
action, and resolution                                                                                                               *distinguish literary elements in fictional text                      rising action
                                                                                                                                                                                                           climax
                                                                                                                                                                                                           falling action
                                                                                                                                                                                                           resolution
                                                                                                                                                                                                           fiction

R.9.7.10                                                             Analyze by comparing and contrasting points of view (first           *definite points of view (first person, limited and omniscient   first person
Compare and contrast points of view, such as first person,           person, limited, omniscient)                                         third person)                                                    limited point of view
limited, and omniscient third person, and explain the effect on      ANALYSIS                                                             *identify points of view in selected texts                       omniscient third person
the overall theme of a literary work                                                                                                      *compare points of view                                          points of view
                                                                                                                                          *contrast points of view                                         theme
                                                                                                                                          *explain how point of view affects theme                         narration
R.9.7.12                                                             Identify main ideas and supporting evidence in short stories         *define main ideas                                               main ideas
Identify main ideas and supporting evidence in short stories         and novels                                                           *define evidence                                                 supporting evidence
and novels                                                           COMPREHENSION                                                        *read a variety of short stories and novels
                                                                                                                                          *identify main ideas
                                                                                                                                          *identify supporting evidence
R.10.7.2                                                             Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups   *define and identify multicultural text                          cultural groups
Read texts that reflect contributions of different cultural groups   KNOWLEDGE                                                            *select appropriate texts that reflect different cultures        contributions

 R.10.7.7                                                            Read a variety of literature by reading short stories, science       *identify a variety of genres                                    genres
Read a variety of literature, including short stories, science       fiction, legends and myths                      KNOWLEDGE            *differentiate between the genres                                short stories
fiction, legends, and myths                                                                                                               *read a variety of genres                                        science fiction
                                                                                                                                                                                                           legends
                                                                                                                                                                                                           myths
R.11.7.8                                                             Identify and explain idioms and comparisons such as                  *define analogies                                                idioms
Identify and explain idioms and comparisons such as                  analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and            *identify idioms and comparisons in text                         comparisons
analogies, metaphors and similes to infer the literal and            figurative meanings or phrases                                       *distinguish between idioms and comparisons                      analogies
figurative meanings or phrases                                       COMPREHENSION                                                        *use idioms and comparisons to infer the literal or figurative   metaphors
                                                                                                                                          meanings of phrases                                              similes
                                                                                                                                                                                                           literal meaning
                                                                                                                                                                                                           figurative meaning

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


                                                                                          THIRD NINE WEEKS - WRITING
                                                                        Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Third Nine Weeks

                                                      Note: Refer to Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks
Third Nine Weeks: Writing - Pre-writing
Essential Question: How does an author develop a plan before beginning to write?
W.4.7.4                                                        Use available technology to access information by using a card *operate the computer                                             card catalog, OPAC
Use available technology to access information by using a card catalog and multiple Internet sources                          *use the Internet                                                 Internet
catalog and multiple Internet sources                          APPLICATION                                                    *use a card catalog
                                                                                                                              *gather information from internet and card catalog to complete
                                                                                                                              task

Third Nine Weeks: Writing - Drafting
Essential Question: How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?
W.4.7.4                                                        Use available technology to access information by using a card *operate the computer                                             card catalog, OPAC
Use available technology to access information by using a card catalog and multiple Internet sources                          *use the Internet                                                 Internet
catalog and multiple Internet sources                          APPLICATION                                                    *use a card catalog
                                                                                                                              *gather information from internet and card catalog to complete
                                                                                                                              task
W.4.7.5                                                         Use pre-writing to draft expository paragraphs with emphasis     *draft by                                                      introduction
Create a draft for expository writing with emphasis on          on the following:                                                -developing a central idea                                     main points
organization by paragraphs - introduction, main points with     -central idea (a narrow focus)                                   -selecting appropriate information to elaborate and explain    elaboration
elaboration, and conclusion                                     -explanation (topics, sub-topics)                                central idea                                                   expository writing
                                                                -elaboration (details, description)                              -using transitions to show unity for purpose and audience      expository draft
                                                                -unity (on topic)                                                                                                               conclusion
                                                                -purpose and audience
                                                                APPLICATION

W.5.7.1                                                         Compose expository and persuasive pieces                         *create expository pieces                                      expository
Write to develop narrative, expository, descriptive, and        SYNTHESIS                                                        *create persuasive pieces                                      persuasive
persuasive pieces
W.5.7.2                                                         Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience * identify and select the appropriate                           audience
Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience                                                                   mode of writing based on purpose
                                                                                                                                  and audience



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

Third Nine Weeks: Writing - Revising
Essential Question: How can writing be improved through revising?
W.4.7.8                                                          Evaluate written texts by revising content for                   *re-read the draft                                                 revise
Revise content for                                               -central idea                                                    *change or revise to assure that the writing                       content
-central idea                                                    -organization                                                    -contains a central idea                                           central idea
-organization                                                    -unity                                                           -is organized according to purpose and mode                        elaboration
-unity                                                           EVALUATION                                                       -maintains a central focus                                         clarity
                                                                                                                                  -contains appropriate amount of content
W.4.7.9                                                          Revise style for                                                 *revise to assure that the writing                                 revise
Revise style for                                                 -sentence variety                                                -contains a variety of sentence types and lengths                  sentence variety
-sentence variety                                                -tone                                                            -maintains a consistent tone (mood)                                tone
-tone                                                            -voice                                                           -contains voice (writer’s personality)                             style
-voice                                                           EVALUATION                                                       -contains selected vocabulary and information                      voice
                                                                                                                                                                                                     selected vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                                                                     selected information
W.6.7.2                                                       Write effective sentences by embedding clauses, prepositional *use compound sentence elements to combine sentences for                 embedding
Write effective sentences by embedding clauses, prepositional and appositive phrases, and all compound elements             more effective writing style                                             clauses
and appositive phrases, and all compound elements             APPLICATION                                                   *define embedding, clauses (adjective and adverbial), and                adjective clauses
                                                                                                                            prepositional and appositive phrases                                     adverbial clauses
                                                                                                                            *identify compound sentence elements, clauses, aclauses, and             prepositional phrases
                                                                                                                            phrases within a written piece                                           appositive phrases
                                                                                                                            *create sentences using embedded clauses and phrases                     compound elements
W.6.7.3                                                       Use phrases and clauses to invert sentence order for emphasis *define and identify prepositional phrase, appositive, adjective         prepositional phrase
Use phrases and clauses to invert sentence order for emphasis and variety                                 APPLICATION       and adverbial clauses within authentic writing                           appositive phrase
and variety                                                                                                                 *create a sentence using phrases and clauses in standard                 adjective clause
                                                                                                                            word order                                                               adverbial clause
                                                                                                                            *create a sentence using phrases and clauses in non-standard             standard word order
                                                                                                                            word order                                                               emphasis
                                                                                                                                                                                                     variety
W.6.7.5                                                          Analyze personal and peer sentence formation for effective use   *define and identify the parts of speech to construct effective    parts of speech (see list in task
Analyze personal and peer sentence formation for effective use   of the parts of speech                                           sentences                                                          analysis)
of the parts of speech                                           -Conjunctions                                                    *differentiate effective and ineffective use of parts of speech in differentiate
-Precise nouns                                                   •coordinate                                                      a sentence
-Pronouns                                                        •correlative subordinate interjections for excitement            *create effective sentences using parts of speech such as
•demonstrative                                                   •prepositions to indicate relationship                           -Conjunctions
•compound personal                                               ANALYSIS                                                         •coordinate
°reflexive                                                                                                                        •correlative subordinate interjections for excitement
°intensive                                                                                                                        •prepositions to indicate relationship
•personal
°interrogative
°relative



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W.7.7.8                                                Vary the placement of topic sentences                  *identify effective use of topic sentences in different modes of   topic sentence
Vary the placement of topic sentences                  APPLICATION                                            writing with emphasis on placement
                                                                                                              *create a piece of writing that demonstrates effective use of
                                                                                                              topic sentence placement
W.6.7.10                                               Use semi-colons and colons in compound and compound-   * identify semi-colons and colons in                                                          W.6.7.10
Use semi-colons and colons in compound and compound-   complex sentences                                        a piece of writing                                                                          Use semi-colons and colons in
complex sentences                                                                                             * identify compound and                                                                       compound and compound-
                                                                                                                compound-complex sentences                                                                  complex sentences
                                                                                                                within a piece of writing




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Third Nine Weeks: Writing - Editing
Essential Question: How can writing be improved through editing?
W.6.7.11                                                          Use colons in compound and compound-complex sentences             *explain use of colons in compound and compound-complex    colons
Use colons in compound and compound-complex sentences             and to introduce lists                APPLICATION                 sentences                                                  compound sentence
and to introduce lists                                                                                                              *explain use of colons to introduce lists                  compound-complex sentence
                                                                                                                                    *create a piece of writing that effectively uses colons in
                                                                                                                                    compound sentences, compound-complex sentences, and lists



                                                                                           THIRD NINE WEEKS - READING
                                                                         Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Third Nine Weeks
Third Nine Weeks: Reading
Essential Questions: What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
R.9.7.13                                                          Show knowledge of text features by locating and recalling         *identify text features (bold, italics, graphics, subheadings,       text feature
Use the text features to locate and recall information, with      information (emphasis on graphics)                                charts, footnotes, etc.)                                             graphics
emphasis on graphics                                              COMPREHENSION                                                     *locate information using text features                              italics
                                                                                                                                    *recall information gathered from text features
R.9.7.14                                                          Use knowledge of text structure(s) to enhance understanding       *determine text structure (textbook, novel, poetry, letter, email,   text structure
Use knowledge of text structure(s) to enhance understanding       with emphasis on problem/solution         APPLICATION             etc.)                                                                problem solution
with emphasis on problem/solution                                                                                                   *define problem/solution                                             cause and effect
                                                                                                                                    *identify problem/solution examples                                  main cause
R.9.7.15                                                          Analyze text by organizing and outlining information              *locate and gather information                                       graphic organizers
Organize information, including simple outlining                  ANALYSIS                                                          *determine important information                                     simple outlines
                                                                                                                                    *organize information into graphic organizers (webbing,
                                                                                                                                    mapping, Venn diagram, etc.) and/or simple outlines
R.9.7.18                                                          Evaluate text by determining accuracy and appropriateness of      *read selected text                                                  claims
Evaluate the accuracy and appropriateness of the evidence         evidence used by author to support claims and assertions          *identify main idea                                                  assertions
used by the author to support claims and assertions               EVALUATION                                                        *identify claims and assertions                                      supporting evidence
                                                                                                                                    *identify supporting evidence for claims and assertions              accuracy
                                                                                                                                    *define accuracy and appropriateness based on knowledge of           appropriateness
                                                                                                                                    fact and opinion                                                     fact
                                                                                                                                    *determine accuracy and appropriateness of supporting                opinion
                                                                                                                                    evidence presented

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




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R.10.7.4                                                        Understand how word choice and language structure convey         *define word choice                                              word choice
Understand how word choice and language structure convey        an author's viewpoint                                            *define language structure (sentence structure)                  language structure
an author's viewpoint                                                                                                            *define author's viewpoint (perspective)                         author's viewpoint
                                                                                                                                 *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.10.7.5                                                        Use skimming, scanning, note taking, outlining, and              *use text features to locate specific information and/or         skimming
Use skimming, scanning, note taking, outlining, and             questioning as study strategies                                  formulate a general idea                                         scanning
questioning as study strategies                                 APPLICATION                                                      *demonstrate effective note-taking skills                        note-taking
                                                                                                                                 *produce a variety of outlines                                   outlining
                                                                                                                                 *develop effective questions                                     questioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                  study strategies
R.10.7.11                                                       Apply knowledge of functional and practical texts by reading     *identify examples of practical text                             functional/practical texts
Read and utilize functional/practical texts, including forms,   and utilizing forms, reports, cover letters, letter heads, and   *recognize features of practical text                            forms
reports, cover letters, letterheads, and business letters       business letters                                  APPLICATION                                                                     reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cover letters
                                                                                                                                                                                                  letterheads
                                                                                                                                                                                                  business letters
                                                                                                                                                                                                  recipes

Third Nine Weeks: Reading
Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
R.11.7.6                                                        Use resources to determine meaning of technical and              *identify available resources (content area texts, dictionary,   resources
Use resources to determine meaning of technical and             specialized vocabulary                                           thesaurus, etc.)                                                 dictionary
specialized vocabulary                                          APPLICATION                                                      *use resources to determine meaning                              thesaurus
                                                                                                                                                                                                  science journal
R.11.7.9                                                        Use knowledge of Greek and Latin word parts and roots to         *identify Greek and Latin word parts and roots                   word parts and roots
Use knowledge of Greek and Latin word parts and roots to        determine the meaning of subject related vocabulary              *determine meaning of word parts and roots
determine the meaning of subject related vocabulary             APPLICATION                                                      *determine meaning of subject related vocabulary




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                                                                                         FOURTH NINE WEEKS - WRITING
                                                                       Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Fourth Nine Weeks

                                                      Note: Refer to Ongoing Student Expectations to be Addressed Each Nine Weeks
Fourth Nine Weeks: Writing - Drafting
Essential Question: How does drafting help an author get his thoughts on paper?
W.5.7.1                                                         Compose persuasive pieces                                        *create persuasive pieces                                            persuasive
Write to develop narrative, expository, descriptive, and        SYNTHESIS
persuasive pieces
W.5.7.2                                                         Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience * identify and select the appropriate                                 audience
Select the form of writing that addresses the intended audience                                                                   mode of writing based on purpose
                                                                                                                                  and audience

W.5.7.3                                                         Create persuasive writings                                       *identify characteristics of persuasive writings                     persuasive
Create expository, narrative, descriptive, and persuasive       SYNTHESIS                                                        *compose persuasive writing pieces
writings
W.5.7.4                                                         Write poems using a variety of techniques/devices, with          *identify lyric poetry and its characteristics as a type of poetry   lyric poetry
Write poems using a variety of techniques/devices, with         emphasis on lyric poetry                                         *create poems using a variety of poetic devices, with an             poetic devices
emphasis on lyric poetry                                        APPLICATION                                                      emphasis on lyric poetry                                             onomatopoeia
                                                                                                                                                                                                      comparisons
                                                                                                                                                                                                      alliteration
                                                                                                                                                                                                      rhyme
                                                                                                                                                                                                      poetic techniques

Fourth Nine Weeks: Writing - Revising
Essential Question: How can writing be improved through revising?
W.4.7.8                                                         Evaluate written texts by revising content for                   *re-read the draft                                                   revise
Revise content for                                              -central idea                                                    *change or revise to assure that the writing                         content
-central idea                                                   -organization                                                    -contains a central idea                                             central idea
-organization                                                   -unity                                                           -is organized according to purpose and mode                          elaboration
-unity                                                          EVALUATION                                                       -maintains a central focus                                           clarity
                                                                                                                                 -contains appropriate amount of content
W.4.7.9                                                         Revise style for                                                 *revise to assure that the writing                                   revise
Revise style for                                                -sentence variety                                                -contains a variety of sentence types and lengths                    sentence variety
-sentence variety                                               -tone                                                            -maintains a consistent tone (mood)                                  tone
-tone                                                           -voice                                                           -contains voice (writer’s personality)                               style
-voice                                                          EVALUATION                                                       -contains selected vocabulary                                        voice
                                                                                                                                                                                                      selected vocabulary
                                                                                                                                                                                                      selected information




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Fourth Nine Weeks: Writing - Editing
Essential Question: How can writing be improved through editing?
W.6.7.11                                                          Use semi-colons and colons in compound and compound-               *identify semi-colons and colons in a piece of writing           semi-colons
Use colons in compound and compound-complex sentences             complex sentences                                                  *identify compound and compound-complex sentences within a       colons
and to introduce lists                                            APPLICATION                                                        piece of writing                                                 compound sentence
                                                                                                                                     *explain proper use of semi-colons, colons, compound and         compound-complex sentence
                                                                                                                                     compound-complex sentences
                                                                                                                                     *create compound and complex sentences

Fourth Nine Weeks: Writing - Publishing
Essential Questions: When is a piece of writing ready to share with an audience?
W.4.7.13                                                           Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals *create pieces of different genres                              writing portfolio
Maintain a writing portfolio that exhibits growth in meeting goals and expectations                                     ANALYSIS      *select pieces to include in the portfolio based upon pre-set
and expectations                                                                                                                      goals and criteria that demonstrate growth
W.4.7.14                                                          Publish/share according to purpose and audience                    *identify purpose and audience                                   purpose
Publish/share according to purpose and audience                   EVALUATION                                                         *publish/present writing using a method appropriate to the       audience
                                                                                                                                     purpose and audience

                                                                                           FOURTH NINE WEEKS - READING
                                                                         Student Learning Expectations to be Addressed the Fourth Nine Weeks
Fourth Nine Weeks: Reading
Essential Question: What strategies do good readers use to understand text?
R.9.7.16                                                          Apply study strategies by skimming, scanning, note-taking,         *define skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and          skimming
Use skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and               outlining and questioning                                          questioning                                                      scanning
questioning as study strategies                                   APPLICATION                                                        *practice skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and        note-taking
                                                                                                                                     questioning                                                      outlining
                                                                                                                                     *distinguish the difference between skimming, scanning, note-    questioning
                                                                                                                                     taking, outlining, and questioning                               study strategies
                                                                                                                                     *determine which strategy best accomplishes the study task
                                                                                                                                     *use skimming, scanning, note-taking, outlining, and
                                                                                                                                     questioning as study strategies


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




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

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

Fourth Nine Weeks: Reading
Essential Question: How will developing a better vocabulary improve reading?
R.10.7.4                                                    Understand how word choice and language structure convey    *define word choice                                            word choice
Understand how word choice and language structure convey    an author's viewpoint                                       *define language structure (sentence structure)                language structure
an author's viewpoint                                       COMPREHENSION                                               *define author's viewpoint (perspective)                       author's viewpoint
                                                                                                                        *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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