• Quarterly Learning Objectives, Skills, and Essential Questions

    Posted by Nicole Sandrick on 8/16/2018

     

     

    Overview of Grade Level Standards

     

    Overview of 6th Grade ELA Standards

     

    Standard

    Questions/Topics

     

    6.1 -

    Every quarter

    What is your purpose for reading this passage? How could you mark/highlight/take note to help focus on the information you need?

    6.2-

    Every quarter

    RL What is the theme? How does the author lead us to this point? Write an objective summary.

    RI What is a central idea in the text? What details are used to convey this idea?

    6.4-

    Every quarter

    Figurative meanings, connotative meanings, technical meanings, domain-specific words

     

    RL 6.3-

    1st quarter

    How does the plot unfold? How does the main character respond to challenges over the course of the text? How does the main character change over the course of the text?

    RL 6.5-

    1st quarter

    How is this piece organized? How does this particular sentence/chapter/scene/stanza fit into the structure? How does it contribute to the development of the theme/setting/plot? What is its purpose?

    RL 6.6-

    1st quarter

    What point of view did the author choose? Is this first or third person? Why do you think the author chose this point of view? What insights does it allow us? How is the point of view of the narrator/speaker developed (word choice, description, dialogue, reflection, author commentary, illustrations)?

    RL 6.9-

    1st quarter

    What is a central theme/topic running across both texts? Summarize the content of each text with just enough detail to show how the theme/topic is covered. (Characters, setting, plot, point of view, words/phrases, organization) How are the approaches similar and different?

     

    RI 6.3-

    2nd quarter

    How is an individual introduce, illustrated, and elaborated? How is an event or idea introduced, illustrated, and elaborated?

    RI 6.5-

    2nd  quarter

    How is the information organized? How does this particular sentence/paragraph/chapter/section fit into the structure? How does it contribute to the development of the ideas? What is its purpose?

    RI 6.7-

    2nd quarter

    How is the content presented? What do you notice in this visual/illustration/image/clip? What does this help us understand? Summarize this text using both what we read and what we learned from the illustrations/images/clips.

    RL 6.7-

    2nd quarter

    What similarities or differences do we note when comparing the experience of reading a written text to listening to/viewing it? (Plot/gist, characters, mood/tone, additional insights)

    RI 6.9-

    2nd quarter

    Identify a specific event or set of events that both texts address. What is each author’s point of view or purpose? Summarize an event as presented by each author. (Key images, facts, examples, data) What unique insights did you gain from each text?

     

    RI 6.6-

    3rd quarter

    What main idea/issue is the author asking us to consider? What is the author’s point of view or purpose? How can we tell? How does the author convey the point of view or work to achieve the purpose (images, facts, examples)? What words are chosen to describe or convince?

    RI 6.8-

    3rd quarter

    What main argument is the author asking the reader to consider? Is there more than one argument presented? What are the specific claims in relation to the argument(s)? Are alternate claims presented? Describe the reasons and evidence used to support each claim. Are some claims without evidence?

     

    RL 6.3-

    4th quarter

    How does the plot unfold? How does the main character respond to challenges over the course of the text? How does the main character change over the course of the text?

    RL 6.5-

    4th quarter

    How is this piece organized? How does this particular sentence/chapter/scene/stanza fit into the structure? How does it contribute to the development of the theme/setting/plot? What is its purpose?

    RL 6.9-

    4th quarter

    What is a central theme/topic running across both texts? Summarize the content of each text with just enough detail to show how the theme/topic is covered. (Characters, setting, plot, point of view, words/phrases, organization) How are the approaches similar and different?

    Overview of 7th Grade ELA Standards

     

    Standard

    Questions/Topics

     

    7.1-

    Every quarter

    What is your purpose for reading this passage? How could you mark/highlight/take note to help focus on the information you need? What other angles could we examine/information could we look at in relation to our purpose?

    7.2-

    Every quarter

    RL What is the theme? How does the author lead us to this point? Write an objective summary.

    RI What is a central idea in the text? What details are used to convey this idea? What is another central idea and how is it conveyed? How do the two ideas relate?

    7.4-

    Every quarter

    Figurative meanings, connotative meanings, technical meanings, domain-specific words, rhymes and other repetitions of sounds

     

    RL 7.3-

    1st quarter

    Analyze how 2 story elements interact. (setting-characters, setting-plot, character-plot, theme-character’s experiences/ actions)

    RL 7.9-

    1st quarter

    What time period/place/character are we examining in these texts? Summarize what each account portrays about this time period/place/character. Focus on characters/people, setting, plot/key events, point of view, key words and phrases, and/or organization. How is the content of the texts similar and different? How did the fictional portrayal use or alter history?

     

    RI 7.3-

    2nd quarter

    How did an individual/idea influence a series of events? How did a(n) individual/series of events influence an idea? How did a(n) idea of series of events influence an individual?

    RI 7.5-

    2nd quarter

    How is the information organized? How does this particular sentence/paragraph/chapter/section fit into the structure? How does it contribute to the development of the ideas? What is its purpose? How does the information in the major sections fit together to develop the ideas?

    RI 7.8-

    2nd quarter

    What main argument is the author asking the reader to consider? Is there more than one argument presented? What are the specific claim in relation to the argument(s)? Describe the reasons and evidence used to support each claim. What makes the reasoning sound or not sound? What makes the evidence relevant and sufficient - or is something lacking? Are alternate claims or evidence presented?

     

    RI 7.6-

    3rd quarter

    What main idea/issue is the author asking us to consider? What is the author’s point of view or purpose? How can we tell? How does the author convey the point of view or work to achieve the purpose (images, facts, examples)? What words are chosen to describe or convince? How does the author show more than one position or distinguish his/her position from that of others?

    RI 7.7-

    3rd quarter

    Compare the written with the audio, video, and multimedia version. What information is presented? How is it presented? What insights did you gain from this version that you did not from the other version? What was it about the techniques that made this possible?

    RI 7.9-

    3rd quarter

    What main idea or issues is each author asking us to consider? What is each author’s point of view or purpose? What specific claims or key ideas are presented in each text? Describe the support provided. What are the differences in the evidence presented or in the interpretations by the two authors?

     

    RL 7.3-

    4th quarter

    Analyze how 2 story elements interact. (setting-characters, setting-plot, character-plot, theme-character’s experiences/ actions)

    RL 7.5-

    4th quarter

    How is this piece organized? How does this particular sentence/chapter/scene/stanza fit into the structure? How does it contribute to the development of the theme/setting/plot? What is its purpose? (If poetry: form of poem, line breaks/white space, rhyme, sound patterns)

    RL 7.6-

    4th quarter

    What different points of view are we privy to in this piece? How are different POVs developed (word choice, dialogue, reflection, author commentary, illustrations)? How are the POVs contrasted? What big idea do you think the author wanted us to learn? How did the different POVs help lead to this consideration?

    RL 7.7-

    4th quarter

    What similarities and differences do we note when comparing a written text with its audio/filmed/video/multimedia version? (Plot/gist, characters, setting, feelings, additional insights)

    Overview of 8th Grade ELA Standards

     

    Standard

    Questions

     

    8.1-

    Every quarter

    What is your purpose for reading this passage? How could you mark/highlight/take note to help focus on the information you need? Which evidence seems to most strongly support our analysis? What makes it strong?

    8.2-

    Every quarter

    RL What is the theme? How does the author lead us to this point? Write an objective summary.

    RI What is a central idea in the text? What supporting details are presented? What are the details? How do the supporting ideas relate?

    8.4-

    Every quarter

    Figurative meanings, connotative meanings, technical meanings, domain-specific words, analogies, allusions

     

    RI 8.6-

    1st quarter

    What main idea/issue is the author asking us to consider? What is the author’s point of view or purpose? How can we tell? How does the author convey the point of view or work to achieve the purpose (images, facts, examples)? What language is chosen to describe or convince? What conflicting evidence or viewpoints are presented? How does the author acknowledge and respond to these?

    RI 8.8-

    1st quarter

    What main argument is the author asking the reader to consider? Is there more than one argument presented? What are the specific claim in relation to the argument(s)? Describe the reasons and evidence used to support each claim. What makes the reasoning sound or not sound? What makes the evidence relevant and sufficient - or is something lacking? Is any irrelevant evidence introduced? Are alternate claims or evidence presented?

    RI 8.9-

    1st quarter

    What main idea or issue is each author asking us to consider? What is each author’s point of view or purpose? What specific claims or key ideas are presented in each text? Describe the support provided. Where do the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation?

     

    RL 8.3-

    2nd quarter

    How do particular lines of dialogue propel the action/show what a character is like/provoke a decision?

    How do key incidents propel the action/show what a character is like/provoke a decision?

    RL 8.6-

    2nd quarter

    What different points of view are we privy to in this piece? What differences do we note between our own point of view and that of a key character? What effects do differences in character POV and audience POV create? What big idea do you think the author thought was important and wanted us to consider? How did different POV help lead to this consideration?

    RL 8.7-

    2nd quarter

    What similarities and differences do we note when comparing a written text with its audio/filmed/video/multimedia version? Describe the plot or gist. What do we learn about the characters/speaker in key sections? How do elements unique to the medium shape our perceptions? What do we learn about the settings? How do elements unique to the medium shape our perceptions? Describe how you felt at a certain point. How did the author/reader/filmmaker/director achieve this? What insights did you gain from this version that you did not gain from the other? What was it about the techniques that made this possible?

     

    RI 8.5-

    3rd quarter

    What is the big idea in this paragraph? Is the structure sequential or entirely descriptive? Is there a comparison? What are the functions of the sentences?

    RI 8.7-

    3rd quarter

    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a topic/idea. What is the topic? What insights did you gain from the different ways the information was presented? What was it about the techniques that made this possible? What are the advantages of each medium? What are the disadvantages?

    RL 8.6-

    3rd quarter

    What different points of view are we privy to in this piece? What differences do we note between our own point of view and that of a key character? What effects do differences in character POV and audience POV create? What big idea do you think the author thought was important and wanted us to consider? How did different POV help lead to this consideration?

     

    RL 8.5-

    4th quarter

    How is this piece organized? How does this particular sentence/chapter/scene/stanza fit into the structure? How does it contribute to the development of the theme/setting/plot? What is its purpose? (If poetry: form of poem, line breaks/white space, rhyme, sound patterns) How do two poems compare in light of these questions?

    RL 8.9-

    4th quarter

    What theme/key pattern of events/character type are we examining in these texts? Summarize the content of each text with just enough detail to convey the theme/key pattern of events/character type. How are the texts similar and different? How is the material from the modern work used in new ways?

    RI 8.3-

    4th quarter

    How does the author make connections among and distinctions between individuals/ideas/events? (Comparing and contrasting, making analogies, categorizing)


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