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How Authors Develop Complex Yet Believable Characters in Drama by Contrasting Characters
The students will identify characteristics of characters from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, explain why the characters are foils to each other, and use text evidence to support their understanding.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English I Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meanings of academic English words and in other content areas.
Cognates (English I Reading)
You will use your knowledge of cognates from other languages to help you understand unfamiliar words.
Understanding New Vocabulary within Context
You will learn how to find the meanings of words through analogy and other word relationships.
Linguistic Roots and Affixes (English II Reading)
You will be able to recognize linguistic roots and affixes to use in determining the meaning of academic English word and in other content areas.
Annotate for Meaning (English I Reading)
You will learn how to annotate or mark a text as you read and re-read to gain a deeper understanding of the text.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 2 (English I Reading)
You will read and annotate paired texts in order to make inferences, draw conclusions, and synthesize ideas and details using textual evidence.
Annotate and Analyze a Paired Passage: Practice 1 (English I Reading)
Generate Ideas and Questions
You will learn strategies to help you generate questions and ideas about a topic.
Understand New Vocabulary Using Roots and Affixes
You will learn how to determine the meaning of grade-level academic English words derived from Latin, Greek, or other linguistic roots and affixes.
Effective Introduction and Conclusion and Variety of Sentence Structures (English I Writing)
You will be able to write effective introductions and conclusions with a controlling idea or thesis, using a variety of sentence patterns.
Denotation and Connotation (English I Reading)
You will be able to distinguish between the denotative (dictionary) meaning of a word and its connotative (emotions or associations that are implied rather than literal) meaning.
Close Reading of Poetry: Practice 2 (English I Reading)
You will read carefully in order to identify allusion, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism and to evaluate their impact on the meaning of a text.
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.
Analyze Linear Plot Developments in Literary Texts/Fiction
You will learn how to use the elements of linear plot development to determine whether and how conflicts are resolved.
Importance of Figurative Language: Practice 3 (English I Reading)
You will be able to read a text and understand how the figurative language of a literary work contributes to its historical and cultural setting.
Synthesize Ideas in Informational/Expository Text
You will learn how to synthesize and make logical connections between ideas within a text and across two or three texts representing similar or different genres and support with textual evidence.