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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

Curriculum

Language Arts - English I

 

Grammar

 

The learner will be able to use correct capitalization in composition.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use correct punctuation in composition.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand appropriate use of commas and semicolons in clauses.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to apply rules of possessiveness to nouns.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use nouns.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use verbs (includes tense, voice, and agreement).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use pronouns (includes agreement).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use adjectives.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use adverbs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use conjunctions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use prepositions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use interjections.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use a variety of subject/predicate orders.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify phrases and clauses.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify simple sentence patterns.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use different types of sentences.

 

  

 

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Vocabulary

 

The learner will be able to identify new vocabulary in his/her reading.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to learn 20 words a week.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to apply new vocabulary words to written composition.

 

  

 

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Composition

 

The learner will be able to define focus.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define support areas in thesis statement.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to unify support and elaboration to focus.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the coherence to be used.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use transitions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify new word choices.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to write paragraphs of narration, exposition, and persuasion.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand types of order necessary in exposition.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to write a narrative, expository, and persuasive essay.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to form creative responses to prompts and literature.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use defined structure in poems, narrations, and expositions.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to summarize and paraphrase selections of composition/literature.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to research primary sources for a paper or a project.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use technology for research.

 

  

 

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Literature

 

The learner will be able to analyze and evaluate the effective use of literary techniques such as figurative language, dialogue, description, symbolism, and word choice in a variety of literature.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read and understand a short story.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read and understand poetry (including Homer's Odyssey).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read and understand nonfiction.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read and understand a novel.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read and understand drama (including Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.).

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and analyze poetic devices such as imagery, similes and metaphors, personification, rhythm, rhyme, and tone.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to read and understand literature representative of various societies, cultures, eras, and ideas.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain relationships between literary elements including character, plot, setting, theme, conflict, climax, point of view, and resolution.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to understand the differences between drama, comedy, melodrama, and farce.

 

  

 

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