Unit 1

  • At the end of this unit, students will be able to...

    - Cite textual evidence to support what the text says word for word.

    - Determine a central idea about a text and how it is shown through certain details throughout the text. 

    - Provide a summary of the text without applying personal opinions or judgements

    - Analyze how a character, event, or idea is being introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text

    - Determine the meaning of a word or a phrase as it is being used in a text. Such as the figurative, connotative, and technical meanings. 

    - Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, or chapter contributes to the structure of the text and helps to build the development of ideas.

    - Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is being used in the text

    - Integrate information presented in different media or formats (ex: movies, podcast) as well as in words to develop a strong understanding of a topic or issue

    - Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text.

    - Distinguish claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

    - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

    - Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking

    - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

    - Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

    - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases

    -Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. 

     

  • Reading Focus: Informational Texts

    Writing Focus: Argumentative