Unit Two Learning Goals

1

beginning

2

getting

there

3

good

4

strong

I can read informational texts critically.

summarize objectively

determine explicit and implicit meaning

judge validity of the argument

identify theme across different mediums

I can identify elements of an author's style and explain their purpose.

Identify and use:

diction choices

figurative language

imagery

“exploding the moment”

syntax

characterization

I can use research to inform my writing.

gather relevant and valid evidence

use MLA formatting

narrow a broad research question

synthesize multiple sources

I can participate effectively in discussions about texts.

draw conclusions about meaning

make thoughtful connections

encourage everyone’s contributions

I can create and present effective presentations.

speak clearly and concisely

use formal English

use digital media

Unit 2 Key Concepts:

Unit Texts:

Summative Assessments        

Categories        Writing-35%        Reading-35%        Speaking/Listening-20%                Language Use/Vocab-10%

Writing        

Informational Essay (40)

Argumentative Writing CR (20)

Reading

Reading Assessment (20)

Reading Comprehension CR (20)

Language

MLA Citation Assessments (20)

Speaking and Listening

Graded Discussion (20)

Art Speech (30)

Listening (10)

*Teacher Discretionary Points – up to 5 points for each category