Final observation and thoughts of your Gallery Ready story:
Content Standards covered:
Infer the literal and figurative meaning of words and phrases and discuss the function of figurative language, including metaphors, similes and idioms.
Determine the meanings and pronunciations of unknown words by using dictionaries, thesauruses, glossaries, technology and textual features, such as definitional footnotes or sidebars.
Identify and use the organizational structure of a text, such as chronological, compare-contrast, cause-effect, problem-solution, and evaluate its effectiveness.
Compare and contrast the treatment, scope and organization of ideas from different sources on the same topic.
Identify the author’s purpose and intended audience for the text.
Identify and explain various types of characters (e.g., flat, round, dynamic, static) and how their interactions and conflicts affect the plot.
Explain how authors pace action and use subplots, parallel episodes and climax.
Compare and contrast different points of view (e.g., first person and third person limited, omniscient, objective and subjective), and explain how voice affects literary text.
Identify and explain universal themes across different works by the same author and by different authors.
Explain ways in which the author conveys mood and tone through word choice, figurative language, and syntax.
Organize writing with an effective and engaging introduction, body and a conclusion that summarizes, extends or elaborates on points or ideas in the writing.
Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details, colorful modifiers and style as appropriate to audience and purpose.
Use available technology to compose text.
Reread and analyze clarity of writing and consistency of point of view.
Use of resources and reference materials (e.g., dictionaries and thesauruses) to select more effective vocabulary.
Proofread writing, edit to improve conventions (e.g., grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization) and identify and correct fragments and run-ons.
Apply tools (e.g., rubric, checklist and feedback) to judge the quality of writing.
Prepare for publication (e.g., for display or for sharing with others) writing that follows a manuscript form appropriate for the purpose, which could include such techniques as electronic resources.
Apply active listening strategies (e.g., monitoring message for clarity, selecting and organizing essential information, noting cues such as changes in pace).
Adjust volume, phrasing, enunciation, voice modulation and inflection to stress important ideas and impact audience response.