English Language Arts: 2013-2014. Ms. Tina Pulley. Key Features of Core Standards for English Language Arts. Reading: Text Complexity and growth of comprehension Writing: Text types, responding to reading, and research Speaking and Listening : Flexible communication and collaboration
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Ms. Tina Pulley
Text Complexity and growth of comprehension
Text types, responding to reading, and research
Speaking and Listening:
Flexible communication and collaboration
Conventions, effective use, and vocabulary
The focus in reading in a common core classroom is twofold. Emphasis is placed on the sophistication of what students read and on the skill with which they read. Students must demonstrate an ability to make connections beyond the surface. Reading becomes an action that discovers inconsistencies and poor reasoning within texts, considers textual evidence, and recognize ideas among texts.
Writing within the Common Core places an emphasis on specific writing types: arguments, informative/explanatory texts, and narratives. Students will draw upon and write about evidence from literary and informational texts. Research standards are included as a form of inquiry that leads to written thought even though research is embedded throughout the Common Core.
Speaking and Listening goes beyond formal presentation. This standards requires that students develop a range useful oral communication and interpersonal skills. In a global society, we are called upon to work cooperatively, express and listen carefully to ideas, integrate information from oral, visual, quantitative, and media sources, evaluate what is heard, use media and visual displays strategically, and adapt speech according to context and task.
The Language standard includes the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English. It approaches language as a matter of craft, or skill and informed choice among alternatives. Vocabulary in this course focuses on understanding words and phrases, their relationships as well as their nuances (connotations), acquiring new vocabulary both generally academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
A Portrait of Students Who are College and Career Ready in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Language:
All students must possess a book to read at all times in each class. Book checks are random.
Blocks Two, Three, and Four: