STRAND 1: LANGUAGE
General Standard 1: Discussion
5 – 6 1.3 Apply understanding of agreed-upon rules and individual roles in order to make decisions.
General Standard 2: Questioning, Listening, and Contributing
5 – 6 2.3 Gather relevant information for a research project or composition through interviews.
7 – 8 2.4 Integrate relevant information gathered from group discussions and interviews for reports.
General Standard 3: Oral Presentation
5 – 6 3.8 Give oral presentations for various purposes, showing appropriate changes in delivery ( gestures, vocabulary, pace, visuals).
5 – 6 3.9 Use teacher developed assessment criteria to prepare presentations.
STRAND 2: READING AND LITERATURE
General Standard 8: Understanding a Text
For imaginative/literary texts:
5 – 6 8.19 Identify and analyze sensory details and figurative language.
5 – 6 8.20 Identify and analyze the author’s use of dialogue and description.
For informational/expository texts:
5 – 6 8.21 Recognize organizational structures (chronological order, logical order, cause and effect, classification schemes).
5 – 6 8.22 Identify and analyze main ideas, supporting ideas, and supporting details.
For imaginative/literary texts:
7 – 8 8.23 Use knowledge of genre characteristics to analyze a text.
7 – 8 8.24 Interpret mood and tone, and give supporting evidence in a text.
7 – 8 8.25 Interpret a character’s traits, emotions, or motivation and give supporting evidence from a text.
General Standard 9: Making Connections
5 – 6 9.4 Relate a literary work to information about its setting.
7 – 8 9.5 Relate a literary work to artifacts, artistic creations, or historical sites of the period of its setting.
General Standard 11: Theme
5 – 6 11.3 Apply knowledge of the concept that theme refers to the main idea and meaning of a selection, whether it is implied or stated.
7 – 8 11.4 Analyze and evaluate similar themes across a variety of selections, distinguishing theme from topic.
General Standard 12: Fiction
5 – 6 12.3 Identify and analyze the elements of setting, characterization, and plot (including conflict).
7 – 8 12.4 Locate and analyze elements of plot and characterization and then use an understanding of these elements to determine how qualities of the central characters influence the resolution of the conflict.
General Standard 13: Nonfiction
5 – 6 13.13 Identify and use knowledge of common textual features (paragraphs, topic sentences, concluding sentences, glossary, index).
5 – 6 13.14 Identify and use knowledge of common graphics features (charts, maps, diagrams, captions, illustrations).
5 – 6 13.16 Identify and analyze main ideas, supporting ideas, and supporting details.
STRAND 3: COMPOSITION
General Standard 19: Writing
For expository writing:
5 – 6 19.16 Write brief research reports with clear focus and supporting detail.
7 – 8 19.21 Write reports based on research that include quotations, footnotes or endnotes, and a bibliography.
7 – 8 19.23 Write multi-paragraph compositions that have clear topic development, logical organization, effective use of detail, and variety in sentence structure.
General Standard 20: Consideration of Audience and Purpose
7 – 8 20.4 Select and use appropriate rhetorical techniques for a variety of purposes, such as to convince or entertain the reader.
General Standard 21: Revising
5 – 6 21.4 Revise writing to improve level of detail and precision of language after determining where to add images and sensory detail, combine sentences, vary sentences, and rearrange text.
General Standard 23: Organizing Ideas in Writing
5 – 6 23.8 Organize information about a topic into a coherent paragraph with a topic sentence, sufficient supporting detail, and a concluding sentence.
General Standard 24: Research
5 – 6 24.3 Apply steps for obtaining information from a variety of sources, organizing information, documenting sources, and presenting research in individual and group projects:
· Use an expanded range of prints and non-print sources (atlases, databases, electronic, on-line resources);
· Follow established criteria for evaluating information;
· Locate specific information within resources by using indexes, tables of contents, electronic search keywords;
· Organize and present research using the grade 5-6 Learning Standards in the Composition Strand as a guide for writing; and
· Provide appropriate documentation in a consistent format.
General Standard 25: Evaluating Writing and Presentations
5 – 6 25.3 Use prescribed criteria from a scoring rubric to evaluate compositions, recitations, or performances before presenting them to an audience.