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English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 41
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 34
Podcasts: 5
Web Resources: 0
1.) Identify genre, tone, and plot in short stories, drama, and poetry and identify organizational structure in essays and other nonfiction text to comprehend recreational reading materials.

Examples: plot--exposition, conflict, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement

•  Reading predominantly world literature
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 59
Learning Assets: 3
Lesson Plans: 48
Podcasts: 6
Web Resources: 2
2.) Compare the use of language and literary elements and devices, including rhythm, rhyme scheme, tone, and plot, in various selections, cultures, and genres.

Examples:

- language--Standard English usage versus dialect, length and complexity of sentences, diction

- literary elements and devices--flashback, personification

•  Interpreting symbolism and other figurative language
•  Recognizing foreshadowing to anticipate events
•  Making inferences about characters and their motives
•  Determining effectiveness of diction
•  Recognizing use of analogy
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 17
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 16
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
3.) Read with comprehension a variety of ninth-grade informational and functional reading materials, including recognizing tone and propaganda.

Examples: functional materials--telephone books, labels on medicine containers, consumer product information, directions, newspapers, messages, recipes

•  Organizing steps of a process and other sequences
•  Identifying organizational structure
Example: matching structure to a graphic organizer

•  Recognizing fallacies in logic
•  Following complex written directions
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 16
Learning Assets: 1
Lesson Plans: 15
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
4.) Identify literary components that contribute to authors' styles.

Examples: length and complexity of sentences, diction, Standard English usage versus dialect

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 6
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 5
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 0
5.) Identify persuasive strategies, including propaganda, in world literature selections.

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 8
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
6.) Determine word meaning in world literature selections using word analysis and context clues.

•  Identifying the etymology of words
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 55
Learning Assets: 2
Lesson Plans: 52
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 0
7.) Write in narrative, expository, and persuasive modes using figurative language and imagery, including simile and metaphor, when effective and appropriate.

Examples: essay, letter of complaint

•  Using an abbreviated writing process to write an essay in timed and untimed situations
•  Using verbals to increase sentence complexity
•  Using a variety of patterns to organize information in multi-paragraph writings
Examples: chronological order, cause and effect, order of importance

•  Developing an effective voice suitable for audience and purpose
•  Using a variety of sentence patterns
Example: diagramming selected sentences to illustrate structural variety

•  Using active voice and passive voice when appropriate
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 1
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 1
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
8.) Critique paragraphs for logical progression of sentences.

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 3
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 0
9.) Identify factors that influence the development of language.

Examples: geographic location, wars and revolutions, technology, mass media

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 5
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 4
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
10.) Determine correct use of commas with appositives and within direct quotations, colons to introduce lists, semicolons with a series of elements separated by commas, and punctuation for a divided quotation.

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 11
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 10
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
11.) Identify correct use of parallel words; incorrect verb tense shifts within sentences; correct number and tense in verb forms, including regular and irregular verbs; and correct forms of compound nouns, including singular, plural, and possessive forms.

•  Identifying correct parallelism in phrases and clauses
•  Identifying incorrect verb tense shifts within paragraphs
•  Identifying correct verb form for agreement with collective nouns based on context
•  Recognizing subject-verb agreement with indefinite pronouns
•  Using parallel structure with verbals
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 7
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 6
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
12.) Apply the correct use of subject-verb agreement with collective nouns when verb forms depend on the rest of the sentence; with compound subjects, including those joined by or with the second element as singular or plural; and with the subjunctive mood.

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 16
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 15
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
13.) Demonstrate paraphrasing, quoting, and summarizing of primary and secondary sources and various methods of note taking.

Examples: note taking--abbreviations, symbols, paraphrasing

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 37
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 28
Podcasts: 9
Web Resources: 0
14.) Use the research process to locate, select, retrieve, evaluate, and organize information to support a thesis on a nonliterary topic.

Examples: career, I-Search

•  Following a style format to standardize the presentation of information
Examples: Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA), Turabian

•  Managing information by using available technology
•  Using paraphrasing and documentation of sources to avoid plagiarism
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 11
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 10
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 0
15.) Identify persuasive strategies in oral and visual presentations.

Examples: transference, bandwagon, snob appeal, expert testimony

•  Identifying types of propaganda
English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 18
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 17
Podcasts: 0
Web Resources: 1
16.) Evaluate a speech for use of presentation skills, including use of visual aids.

Examples: eye contact, projection, tone, inflection, tempo

•  Applying oral presentation skills in formal and informal situations
Examples: debates, classroom discussions, dramatic activities

English Language Arts (2007)
Grade(s): 9
All Resources: 9
Learning Assets: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Podcasts: 1
Web Resources: 0
17.) Use supporting details to present a position and to respond to an argument.

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