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K-12 English Language Arts Yearly Goals for Students

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS YEARLY GOALS 

(established June, 2017 by summer curriculum cabinet)

Kiindergarten

  • Student will be able to fluently blend sounds to make words orally and in print.
  • Read emergent text with purpose and understanding.

1st Grade

  • Be able to fluently read one and two syllable words in connected text to support comprehension.
  • Students will be able to fluently read grade level text to support comprehension.

2nd Grade

  • Be able to fluently read one and two syllable words in connected text to support comprehension.
  • Students will be able to fluently read grade level text to support comprehension.
  • Be  able to apply (close read) comprehension skills/vocabulary strategies in order to read and understand/summarize  grade level text.

3rd Grade

  • Students will accurately decode multisyllabic words using vocabulary strategies to support comprehension.
  • Students will be able to fluently read grade level text to support comprehension.
  • Be able to apply (close read) comprehension skills/vocabulary strategies in order to read and understand/summarize  grade level text (informational & literary text)

4th Grade

  • Students will accurately decode multisyllabic words using vocabulary strategies to support comprehension.
  • Students will be able to accurately and fluently read grade level literary and informational text to support comprehension.
  • Be able to apply comprehension skills/vocabulary strategies in order to read,  understand, and summarize literary and informational complex texts.
  • Students will produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.
  • Collaborate, discuss, and engage in conversations related to grade 4 topics/text.

5th Grade

  • Students will be able to fluently read grade level text to support comprehension.
  • Use variety of reading and vocabulary strategies to comprehend complex literary and informational texts. 
  • Produce clear and coherent short and extended writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
  • Collaborate, discuss, and engage in conversations related to 5th grade topics/text.

6th Grade

  • Read and understand literary and informational text using a variety of strategies to unlock complex text. 
  • Write routinely for a variety of purposes and audiences for short and extended time periods  with a focus on structure and organization.
  • Collaborate, discuss, and engage in conversations related to grade 6 topics/text.

 

7th Grade

  • Students should be able to independently read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts, using a variety of vocabulary skills and reading strategies in order to determine the text’s meaning and the author’s purpose.
  • Students should be able to write effectively for different purposes in both long and short formats, including summarizing a reading passage, stating and supporting a claim with relevant evidence, and using peer feedback to revise and edit as needed.
  • Students should effectively engage in academic discussions by staying on topic, asking peers relevant and probing questions, and listening to classmates, while respecting different viewpoints.

8th Grade

  • Use reading strategies to understand 6th-8th grade fiction and nonfiction texts independently, and summarize and support an argument with textual evidence.
  • Write routinely for a variety of tasks, purposes, and audiences to clarify thoughts and ideas using a formal process of writing. 
  • Engage in discussions of 8th grade topics, texts, and issues with teachers and peers effectively, while acknowledging thoughts and ideas of others and justifying their own views. 

9th Grade

  • To prepare for high school academic rigor, follow models for close reading in order to comprehend more complex fiction and nonfiction texts and to determine meaning, purpose, and perspective.
  • To prepare for high school academic rigor, follow models for organized writing and accurate citations, including a thesis statement, topic sentences, and textual evidence.
  • Collaborate in a digital or face-to-face environment to discover new or different perspectives.

9th Grade PreAdvanced Placement

  • To prepare for college-level courses, read complex fiction and nonfiction texts to analyze for meaning, purpose and perspective, providing evidence to support analysis and making connections to real-world events and problems
  • Write for a variety of purposes and audiences with a focus on creating and supporting claims with relevant evidence found through the reading of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Collaborate, discuss, and present information and learning in diverse media or formats.

10th Grade

Reading & Writing

  • To prepare for college and career, read and analyze fiction and nonfiction texts to build an understanding of various perspectives and to justify one’s own conclusions about real-life themes and practical concepts.
  • Collaborate in a digital or face-to-face environment to discover new or different perspectives and exchange critical feedback to strengthen support of ideas.

10th Grade Pre Advanced Placement

  • Reading & Writing
  • To prepare for college, read fiction and nonfiction texts to provide evidence to support a position while developing a central idea in independent writing analysis of realistic topics.
  • Collaborate, discuss, and present information and learning in diverse media or formats.

11th Grade

  • To prepare for college and career, students will read and discuss 11th grade-level texts (fiction and nonfiction) in order to write for various purposes and audiences to build an understanding of various perspectives and to justify one’s own conclusions about real-life themes and practical concepts using technology to produce, publish, and update 

11th Grade Honors

  • To prepare for college and/or AP English Literature & Composition, students will read and analyze fiction and nonfiction 11th grade-level/challenging texts to provide evidence to support a position while developing a central idea in analysis of realistic topics in order to communicate effectively for various purposes with diverse audiences using technology to produce, publish, and update writing products/presentations.

10th-11th- Advanced Placement English Language

  • To earn college credit with a qualifying score on the AP English Language & Composition Exam and develop informed citizenship, students will become skilled readers of prose written in a variety of rhetorical contexts and writers who compose for a variety of purposes.  
  • Students will read college-level/complex texts to analyze how writers/speakers use language to achieve a purpose while routinely writing and speaking for a variety of purposes—synthesis, argument, and rhetorical analysis—and audiences using technology to produce, publish, and update writing products/presentations.

12th Grade

Reading & Writing

  • To demonstrate college and career readiness, read and analyze fiction and nonfiction literature in order to write responses for various
  • Collaborate, discuss, and present information and learning in diverse media or formats

12th Grade Honors

  • With appropriate support, students will continue to develop reading skills to a level appropriate for entry into career or college. This will include understanding important works of literature and appreciating the life lessons they contain, as well as to understanding  informational text at a level necessary for participating in society as a fully informed citizen.
  • With appropriate support, students will continue developing writing skills in order to write for a variety of practical purposes in a clear, coherent, and grammatically correct way as well as to summarize and analyze works of literature.
  • With appropriate support, students will continue developing  speaking and listening skills necessary for engaging in civil and democratic discussions and for speaking and making presentations to a variety of audiences.

12th Grade Essentials of College English

  • With appropriate support, students will continue to develop reading skills to a level appropriate for entry into career or college. This will include understanding important works of literature and appreciating the life lessons they contain, as well as to understanding  informational text at a level necessary for participating in society as a fully informed citizen.
  • With appropriate support, students will continue developing writing skills in order to write for a variety of practical purposes in a clear, coherent, and grammatically correct way as well as to summarize and analyze works of literature.
  • With appropriate support, students will continue developing  speaking and listening skills necessary for engaging in civil and democratic discussions and for speaking and making presentations to a variety of audiences.
  • To provide students who score in a selected range on the ACT an opportunity to take a course in high school that will replace remedial English at the community college level

12th Advanced Placement English Literature

  • Reading & Writing
  • In order to qualify on the AP Literature and Composition exam, read, write, and discuss works critically, while developing individual styles that reflect personal values and preferences
  • Reading & Writing
  • In order to qualify on the AP Literature and Composition exam, read, write, and discuss works critically, while developing individual styles that reflect personal values and preferences.
 
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