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Curriculum

Language Arts College Preparatory Writing

 

College Preparatory Writing

 

The learner will be able to correctly identify all basic parts of speech in sentences/paragraphs.

 

The learner will be able to recognize words used as different parts of speech.

 

The learner will be able to identify subjects and predicates in a wide variety of sentences.

 

The learner will be able to identify sentence errors such as fragments and run-ons and eliminate them from essays.

 

The learner will be able to identify simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences.

 

The learner will be able to identify a label a variety of different sentence patterns.

 

The learner will be able to identify prepositional, appositive, and verbal phrases.

 

The learner will be able to identify adjective, adverb, and noun clauses.

 

The learner will be able to produce grammatically correct documents without spelling, punctuation, or other mechanical errors.

 

The learner will be able to identify and edit problems in use of parallel structure and coordination.

The learner will be able to edit works for conciseness and correct grammar, punctuation, misused modifiers, and other errors.

 

The learner will be able to follow MLA guidelines for quoting and citing sources as well as formatting.

 

The learner will be able to define and apply context rules for vocabulary each week.

 

The learner will be able to write essays and papers according to the 6+1 traits of writing, showing an understanding of the correct use of ideas, organization, voice, sentence structure, word choice, conventions, and presentation.

 

The learner will be able to compose essays about a variety of forms of literature.

 

The learner will be able to compose outlines and works cited lists according to MLA style.

 

The learner will be able to avoid inadvertent plagiarism by quoting and paraphrasing sources correctly with proper documentation.

 

  

 

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