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    The objectives for both ELA classes are:
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      Reading Standards:


      1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      2. Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

      3. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

      4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

      5. Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

      6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

      7. Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

      8. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed as the high end of the range.

      9. . By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range


      Writing Standards:


      1. Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.

      2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.

      3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.

      4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      5. With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

      6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

      7. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


      Speaking and Listening Standards:


      1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

      2. Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.

      3. Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

      4. Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.

      5. Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.

      6. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
    • Language Standard:
      • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

      • Use of knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.

      • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

      • Demonstrate understanding of figurative languge, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

        • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

        • Use of knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading or listening.

        • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

        • Demonstrate understanding of figurative languge, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

        • Language Standards

     
     
     

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    1. At least 2 SHARPENED pencils, 1 pen, and a small, pencil sharpener.    

    2. Your literature texts (provided by us),

    3. For Mrs. Goldstein and Co-teaching with Mrs. Gilbert: A 3 ring binder, filled with notebook paper and 5 dividers.

    4. A single notebook for journal writing. (we will leave this in the classroom.)

    5. 2 pocket folders to keep in the classroom

    6. Agenda for recording homework.

    7. An independent book to read

    8. Lastly, your completed homework each day.

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