Secondary Literacy. District 2 Literacy Conference J. Howard, Secondary Literacy Coordinator Mercy Momary, Science Advisor. To you….. What is this story about?. Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking What will my child learn in middle school?
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District 2 Literacy Conference
J. Howard, Secondary Literacy Coordinator
Mercy Momary, Science Advisor
What will my child learn in middle school?
Students are expected to read and understand different types of texts, including literature, on-line text, newspapers, and magazines.
By grade 8, students should independently read 1,000,000 words per year.
Narrative: They read and discuss stories, biographies, and poetry.
They write stories with a plot, setting, characters, dialogue, and suspense.
Exposition: They read and write descriptions, explanations, compare and contrast essays, problem-solution essays.
Research Reports: They write reports using more than one source (on-line, books, newspapers)
They explain their own interpretations of literature and poetry using examples from the story or poem to explain their interpretation.
Persuasive Compositions and Speeches:
They read and write speeches and editorials. They learn to state their opinion about an idea or topic, give evidence to support their opinion, and predict and address “counterclaims” (what people who disagree might say).
What will my child learn in high school?
Students are expected to read and understand a wide variety of classic and contemporary literature, magazines, newspapers, and on-line information.
By grade 12, students should independently read 2,000,000 words per year.
Students produce texts of at least 1,500 words each.
In grades 9 and 10, students write
*Biographical or autobiographical narratives or short stories
*Responses to literature
*Expository compositions, including analytical essays and research reports
*Fictional, autobiographical and biographical narratives
*Responses to literature
*Historical investigation reports
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