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Understatement/Overstatement (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize and explain the purpose of understatement and overstatement in a text.
Diction and Tone (English I Reading)
You will be able to evaluate the diction in a text and discover the author's tone.
Close Reading of Prose: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
You will read carefully in order to identify diction, tone, and irony and evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.
Compare/Contrast Themes and Genres in Literary Texts
You will learn how to analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support your understanding.
Development of Characters Through Literary Devices (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize how literary devices such as character foils can create complex characters in a short story.
Edit Drafts for Grammar, Mechanics, and Spelling
You will learn how to edit a draft for grammar, mechanics, and spelling using editing strategies.
Analyze Literary Essays’ Inclusion of Personal Opinions and Facts (English I Reading)
You will be able to explain why literary essays include personal opinions and facts to describe an event or situation.
Writing Literary Text with an Engaging Story Line
You will learn how to write an imaginative story that sustains reader interest and includes well-paced action, an engaging story line, and a believable setting.
Write Literary Text That Uses Literary Strategies/Devices to Enhance the Style and Tone
You will learn how to write an imaginative story that uses literary strategies/devices to enhance style and tone.
Distinguish Between Summary and Critique (English I Reading)
You will learn how to summarize a text in contrast to writing a critique that takes a position.
Analyze How Author's Style and Syntax Support Meaning (English I Reading)
You will be able to analyze how an author's style and syntax support meaning in a text.
Analyze Famous Speeches for Rhetorical Structures and Devices (English I Reading)
You will be able to analyze the persuasive impact of rhetorical structures and devices in famous speeches.
Analyze an Argument: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
You will be able to analyze the quality, relevance, and credibility of evidence that supports or opposes an argument.
Writing an Engaging Short Story with Interesting and Believable Characters
You will be able to write a short story with interesting and believable characters.
Writing an Engaging Short Story with Well-Developed Conflict and Resolution
You will be able to write a short story with a well-developed conflict and resolution.
Writing an Engaging Story with Literary Strategies to Enhance Plot
You will be able to use various literary strategies and devices, including dialogue and suspense, to enhance the plot in a short story.
Write a Short Story: Practice 1
Given a prompt, you will write a short story.
Analyze Various Texts with Similar Themes (English I Reading)
You will learn how to make inferences and draw conclusions about similar themes in various texts by finding supporting evidence within the texts.
Origins and Meanings of Foreign Words (English I Reading)
You will become acquainted with the origins and meanings of foreign words and phrases frequently used in English texts.
Reference Materials (e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries) Printed and Electronic (English I Reading)
You will learn how to use dictionaries, glossaries, and thesauri in order to determine meanings of words and phrases, including their denotations, connotations, and etymologies.