Learning Zone

Learning Zone



– – – – – – Grade K
– – – – – – Grade 1
– – – – – – Grade 2
– – – – – – Grade 3
              – – – – – * Analyzes elements of character, setting, conflict,plot & foreshadowing
              – – – – – * Applies grammar knowledge in writing & editing (mechanics, usage, sentence structure)
              – – – – – * Decodes words accurately
              – – – – – * Features of nonfiction (organizational structures, diagrams)
              – – – – – * Four basic parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) (1)
              – – – – – * Identifies characteristics and purposes of various genres. (1)
              – – – – – * Main ideas, supporting details. (3)
              – – – – – * Mechanics (punctuation and sentence structures)
              – – – – – * Reads aloud with fluency, comprehension and expression
              – – – – – * Sentence Structure (subject predicate relationship)
              – – – – – * Spelling: syllabication, segmentation, letter/sound patterns, sight words, homophones (1)
              – – – – – * Spells correctly using syllabication, word segmentation, letter & sound patterns
              – – – – – * Use knowledge of letter sounds, word parts, word segmentation, and syllabication to monitor and correct spelling.
              – – – – – * Vocabulary development: contextual clues
              – – – – – * Writes stories and personal accounts with detailed characters, setting & a clear
              – – – – – Adjusts writing to suit purpose & audience (appropriate lang. choices)
              – – – – – Communicates effectively during oral presentations.
              – – – – – Compares stories in print with film versions.
              – – – – – Connections between text, self and world (authorÆs life)
              – – – – – Create presentations using computer technology
              – – – – – Distinguish between topic and theme (esp. folktales, myths, fables)
              – – – – – Dramatic literature: Identify & analyze elements of fiction
              – – – – – Dramatic reading & performance
              – – – – – Evaluates and revises to improve organization, word choice and clarity modeled on a shared exemplar
              – – – – – Identifies terminology for structural elements of poems (e.g., stanza vs. verse).
              – – – – – Identifies the narrator or speaker of a text.
              – – – – – Oral Tradition: Mythologies, folktales, legends (esp. common characters, tales of origin)
              – – – – – Poetry (rhyme, rhythm, repetition, similes, & sensory images)
              – – – – – Research techniques (obtaining and summarizing information)
              – – – – – Rules for formal discussion
              – – – – – Sensory details and figurative language
              – – – – – Supports literary responses with evidence from the text.
              – – – – – Vocabulary development: Common Idioms & Figurative Phrases (1)
              – – – – – Vocabulary development: Dictionaries and Thesauruses
              – – – – – Vocabulary development: Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, suffixes
              – – – – – Word origins
              – – – – – Writes poetry using sensory details. (1)
– – – – – – Grade 4
– – – – – – Grade 5
– – – – – – Grade 6
– – – – – – Grade 7
– – – – – – Grade 8
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