Learning Zone

Learning Zone



– – – – – – Grade K
– – – – – – Grade 1
– – – – – – Grade 2
– – – – – – Grade 3
– – – – – – Grade 4
– – – – – – Grade 5
– – – – – – Grade 6
– – – – – – Grade 7
              – – – – – * Applies grammar knowledge in writing & editing (mechanics, usage, sentence structure) (1)
              – – – – – * Distinguish between topic, theme (literary work) and author’s purpose (expository)
              – – – – – * Evidence within a text that supports an argument
              – – – – – * Features of nonfiction (organizational structures, diagrams)
              – – – – – * Main ideas, supporting details (4)
              – – – – – * Mechanics (punctuation and sentence structures) (1)
              – – – – – * Order and organization of writing
              – – – – – * Sentence variety (simple, compound, and complex sentences) (1)
              – – – – – * Vocabulary development: contextual clues (4)
              – – – – – -paragraph compositions (including interpretations of literary and expository texts)
              – – – – – Adaptive writing is matched to purpose and audience (rhetorical techniques, genre, etc.)
              – – – – – Adjusts writing to suit purpose and audience (rhetorical techniques, purpose, genre)
              – – – – – Analyze the influence & effect of varied media on an audience
              – – – – – Characterization and its influence on conflict and plot
              – – – – – Connections between text, self and world
              – – – – – Dramatic Literature: compare & contrast narrative & dramatic text
              – – – – – Dramatic reading and performance
              – – – – – Evaluates and revises writing to improve organization, word choice, and clarity modeled on a shared exemplar
              – – – – – Imagery and figurative language (2)
              – – – – – Media production and its comparison to a coordinating written text
              – – – – – Mood and tone (1)
              – – – – – Oral Tradition: Mythologies, Folktales, Legends (cross culture comparison)
              – – – – – Poetry (form, sound, figurative language, structure)
              – – – – – Prepositional phrases
              – – – – – Pronouns
              – – – – – Research techniques (obtaining information) and reports (sourcing information) (1)
              – – – – – Revises writing to improve organization, word choice, and clarity (1)
              – – – – – Rules for formal discussions
              – – – – – Sensory details and figurative language
              – – – – – Structure of epic tales
              – – – – – Techniques for oral presentation
              – – – – – Vocabulary development: dictionaries and thesauruses
              – – – – – Vocabulary development: Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, suffixes
              – – – – – Writes poetry using a variety of forms, sounds, figurative language, and structures
              – – – – – Writes stories using the elements of fiction including dialogue
– – – – – – Grade 8
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