English 9

The Search for Meaning

13-15 Grammar

13-15 Commas

I can,delete unnecessary, commas.

-Do not put commas after a verb.

-Do not add commas where it "feels correct"

13-15 Commas

13-15 Irregular Verbs

I can use the correct irregular verb in the past tense.

I had eaten three bites before I went to the refrigerator to see if it was broken.

13-15 Irregular Verbs

13-15 Comparatives/Superlatives

I can form comparative adjectives.

I can form superlative adjectives.

13-15 Comparatives/Superlatives

Each salesman is sneakier than the one before.

He's working on the largest sales increase ever.

13-15 Comparatives/Superlatives

13-15 Conjunctions

I can use conjunctions and punctuation to join simple clauses.

Chet had to do his homework, so he called his mom to pick him up.

13-15 Conjunctions

13-15 Conjunctive Adverbs

I can use conjunctive adverbs to show a relationship.

Chet has made a few mistakes in his life; nevertheless, he is a good guy.

13-15 Conjunctive Adverbs

13-15 Verb Tense

I can revise incorrect shifts in verb tense.

I can use and maintain the correct verb tense.

13-15 Vague Nouns/Pronouns

I can recognize and revise vague nouns and pronouns.

Chet and his friend Gary like to get dressed up for special occasions. Gary prefers polyester over the muskrat fur that Chet wears.

English 9

The Search for Meaning

16-19 Reading

16-19 Reading

I can identify the main idea of a passage or paragraph

16-19 Reading

16-19 Reading

I can identify important details and how those details function in the text

16-19 Reading

I can recognize why an author included a passage (the function of a passage)

16-19 Reading

I can identify and understand relationships between characters in a story

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I can recognize cause-effect relationships within a paragraph

16-19 Reading

I can use context to understand basic figurative language

16-19 Reading

I can make generalizations and conclusions while I read about people and ideas

20-23 Reading Pretest

16-19 Commas I, II

I can use a comma in a series

He went to the store to buy a stick of butter, a loaf of bread, and a pint of milk.

I can use a comma between adjectives

A tall, dark man asked her to dance.

I can use commas with dates, personal titles, numbers, and city/states

December 7th, 1941 Milwaukee, WI

I can delete commas in incorrect places

16-19 Commas I

16-19 Commas II

16-19 Topic Development

  • I can delete irrelevant words or sentences
  • I can identify the purpose or role of a sentence

16-19 Organization

I can select the most logical place to add a necessary sentence to a paragraph

16-19 Word Choice

  • I can delete redundant words and phrases
  • I can maintain the same style and voice throughout an essay

16-19 Sentence Structure

I can use and maintain the correct verb tense

I can recognize and fix fragments and run-ons

16-19 Usage

I can make my pronouns and antecedents agree

I can determine whether to use an adjective or adverb

I can use the correct preposition

16-19 Usage

I can make my subjects and verbs agree

I can use the correct frequently confused word

20-23 Reading

I can infer the main idea or purpose of a text.

20-23 Reading

I can identify the author's perspective and how it shapes the main idea.

20-23 Reading

I can locate important details in a text.

20-23 Reading

I can infer how details are used by an author.

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I can put a sequence of events in order.

20-23 Reading

I can identify how a variety of people, events and ideas relate to one another.

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I can identify cause - effect relationships in a text.

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I can use context to understand unknown words and figurative language.

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I can make generalizations and conclusions

and support them with textual evidence.

English 9 Presentation Semester I - Google Slides