Unit Two Learning Goals
I can read informational texts critically.
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:
“exploding the moment”
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:
Categories Writing-35% Reading-35% Speaking/Listening-20% Language Use/Vocab-10%
Informational Essay (40)
Argumentative Writing CR (20)
Reading Assessment (20)
Reading Comprehension CR (20)
MLA Citation Assessments (20)
Speaking and Listening
Graded Discussion (20)
Art Speech (30)
*Teacher Discretionary Points – up to 5 points for each category