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Curriculum Mapping, Alignment, and Analysis

Kalkaska Public Schools


Grade: 12

Content Area: English Language Arts

Course: English 4

Page: 1




Month

Content

What topic(s) is being covered and what is the important vocabulary? What do students need to know?

Skills

What do students have to be able to do connected to the Content?

Assessment

What evidence (products and/or performances) is collected to establish that the Content and Skills have been learned?

August/September/October

Reading

Contrasting

Cause and effect

Predicting

Analogies

Synonyms


Context Clues

Levels of language



Understand and appreciate fiction

Understand and appreciate elements of fiction

Developing strategies for reading

STANDARD 2.1 Develop critical reading, listening, and viewing strategies.


STANDARD 2.2 Use a variety of reading, listening, and viewing strategies to construct meaning beyond the literal level.





Worksheets

Quizzes


Posters

Puzzles


Novel: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Great Gatsby

Short Stories: The Open Boat, To Build a Fire, A Clean Well-Lighted Place, and A Good Man is Hard To Find



Writing

Dialogue

Essay


Diary/Journal

1st Person Narratice

Character portraits

Elements of fiction and nonfiction




Understanding individual selections

Apply grammar as they read

Analyze a short story

Understand and analyze an autobiographical essay

CE 2.1.1 Use a variety of pre-reading and previewing strategies… to make conscious choices about how to approach the reading based on purpose, genre, level of difficulty, text demands and features.

CE 2.1.2 Make supported inferences and draw conclusions based on informational print and multimedia features… and explain how authors and speakers use them to infer the organization of text and enhance understanding, convey meaning, and inspire or mislead audiences.



Essay

Narrative

Journal entries

Eulogy


Book review

Memoirs


Speaking

Point of view

Characterization

Elements of poetry

Suspense


Mood

Irony

Autobiography


Explore use of 1st person narrative

Analyze use of characterization

Understand cause and effect in a story

P1.1 Use close and critical reading strategies to read and analyze complex texts pertaining to social science; attend to nuance, make connections to prior knowledge, draw inferences, and determine main idea and supporting details.



Oral language lessons

Group and individual presentations

Skits


Listening

Visualizing

Predicting

Internal dialogue

Foreshadowing

Speech

Editorial



To express understanding through a choice of writing forms

Use brainstorming to develop ideas, choose a topic, draft, revise edit, and share a memoir

Reflect on the writing process
CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate understanding of written, spoken, or visual information by restating, paraphrasing, summarizing, critiquing, or composing a personal response; distinguish between a summary and a critique.


Oral language lesson

Questions for discussion

Worksheets

Choice of writing form



Phonics












Curriculum Mapping, Alignment, and Analysis

Kalkaska Public Schools

Grade: 12


Content Area: English Language Arts

Course: English 4

Page: 2




Month

Content

What topic(s) is being covered and what is the important vocabulary? What do students need to know?

Skills

What do students have to be able to do connected to the Content?

Assessment

What evidence (products and/or performances) is collected to establish that the Content and Skills have been learned?

November/December/January

Reading

Understanding italics

Understanding dialect

Understanding dialogue

Timelines

Summarization

Stage directions



Analyze a magazine article

Recognize use of jargon

Understand use of external and internal conflict

P1.1 Use close and critical reading strategies to read and analyze complex texts pertaining to social science; attend to nuance, make connections to prior knowledge, draw inferences, and determine main idea and supporting details.


Quizzes

Worksheets

Vocabulary exercises

Discussion questions

Novel: Their Eyes Were Watching God


The Great Gatsby

Short Stories: The Cathedral, Sonny’s Blues, A Christmas Carol



Writing

Analogies

Synonyms


Antonyms

Context clues

Character sketches

Poetry


Monologue

Persuasion



Understand and analyze poems

Identify and contrast poetic forms

Explore free verse

Review mood

Trace a stories’ plot

CE 2.1.4 Identify and evaluate the primary focus, logical argument, structure, and style of a text or speech and the ways in which these elements support or confound meaning or purpose.



Letter of recommendation

Song lyrics

Poetry

Reports


Biography

Journal Entries




Speaking










Listening










Phonics












Curriculum Mapping, Alignment, and Analysis

Kalkaska Public Schools


Grade: 12

Content Area: English Language Arts


Course: English 4

Page: 3




Month

Content

What topic(s) is being covered and what is the important vocabulary? What do students need to know?

Skills

What do students have to be able to do connected to the Content?

Assessment

What evidence (products and/or performances) is collected to establish that the Content and Skills have been learned?

January/February/March

Reading

Predicting

Understanding plot

Inference

Conflict

Personification



Draw conclusions about the meaning of a story

Identify and understand figurative language

Recognize conflict in a story

CE 2.3.3 Critically read and interpret instructions for a variety of tasks… .

CE 3.2.1 Recognize a variety of literary genres and forms… and demonstrate an understanding of the way in which genre and form influence meaning.


Worksheets

Quizzes


Journal entries

Novel: Things Fall Apart



Animal Farm

Short Stories: The Battler, A Very Short Story, The End of Something, Big Two-Hearted River



Writing

Drawing conclusions

Literal language

Figurative language

Punctuation in poetry

Character motivation

Sensory details

Authors’ purpose


Understanding individual selections

Apply grammar as they read

Analyze a short story

Understand and analyze an autobiographical essay

CE 2.1.6 Recognize the defining characteristics of informational texts, speeches, and multimedia presentations (e.g., documentaries and research presentations) and elements of expository texts (e.g., thesis, supporting ideas, and statistical evidence); critically examine the argumentation and conclusions of multiple informational texts.


Letters

Summaries

Comparison essay

Writing option



Speaking

Protagonist

Antagonist

Falling action

Analyzing theme



Distinguish between literal and figurative language

To express understanding of the poems by a choice of writing options

CE 3.1.1 Interpret literary language (e.g., imagery, allusions, symbolism, metaphor) while reading literary and expository works.


Oral language lessons

Group and individual presentations

Skits


Listening

Visualizing

Predicting

Internal dialogue

Foreshadowing

Speech

Editorial


To express understanding through a choice of writing forms

Use brainstorming to develop ideas, choose a topic, draft, revise edit, and share a memoir

Reflect on the writing process

CE 2.1.8 Recognize the conventions of visual and multimedia presentations (e.g., lighting, camera angle, special effects, color, and soundtrack) and how they carry or influence messages.


Speeches

Conversations Oral recitation

Writing options


Curriculum Mapping, Alignment, and Analysis

Kalkaska Public Schools


Grade: 12

Content Area: English Language Arts

Course: English 4

Page: 4




Month

Content

What topic(s) is being covered and what is the important vocabulary? What do students need to know?

Skills

What do students have to be able to do connected to the Content?

Assessment

What evidence (products and/or performances) is collected to establish that the Content and Skills have been learned?

March/April/May

Reading

Assumptions

Non-standard English

Main idea

Topic Sentence

Separating fact from opinion


Identifying assumptions

Express understanding of a work through a choice of letters, description, or titles

Recognize non-standard English

Recognize use of tone

Understand the importance of details

CE 2.1.1 Use a variety of pre-reading and previewing strategies… to make conscious choices about how to approach the reading based on purpose, genre, level of difficulty, text demands and features.

CE 2.1.2 Make supported inferences and draw conclusions based on informational print and multimedia features… and explain how authors and speakers use them to infer the organization of text and enhance understanding, convey meaning, and inspire or mislead audiences.





Quizzes

Worksheets

Vocabulary exercises

Discussion questions

Novel: Things Fall Apart

Animal Farm
Short Stories: Up in Michigan, Indian Camp


Writing

Descriptive details

Cause and Effect

Compare and Contrast

Propaganda

Note taking

Problem-solution

Flashback


Understand and analyze poems

Identify imagery in poetry

Recognize personification

Experience poetry through oral recitation

CE 2.1.7 Demonstrate understanding of written, spoken, or visual information by restating, paraphrasing, summarizing, critiquing, or composing a personal response; distinguish between a summary and a critique.


Letters

Descriptions

Titles

Expository essay



Opinion paper

Speaking

Reading poetry orally

Primary source

Secondary source

Oral history

To express understanding of a work through writing a poem or a dialogue

To understand the goals of supporting an opinion

To establish criteria

CE 2.2.3 Interpret the meaning of written, spoken, and visual texts by drawing on different cultural, theoretical, and critical perspectives.



Oral reading

Discussion questions

Poems

Opinion paper



Listening

Denotation

Connotation

Foreshadowing


To draft, revise, edit and present an expository essay

CE 3.4.3 Understand the ways people use media in their personal and public lives.



Response to oral recitation

Phonics












Curriculum Mapping, Alignment, and Analysis

Kalkaska Public Schools


Grade: 12

Content Area: English Language Arts

Course: English 4

Page: 5




Month

Content

What topic(s) is being covered and what is the important vocabulary? What do students need to know?


Skills

What do students have to be able to do connected to the Content?

Assessment

What evidence (products and/or performances) is collected to establish that the Content and Skills have been learned?

May/June Units 5&6

Reading

Science Fiction

Rhetorical questions

Outlining

Author’s purpose

Clarifying

Visualizing


Explore a short story

Appreciate a work of science fiction

Review characterization

Express understanding of writing through a choice of writing forms



CE 2.1.1 Use a variety of pre-reading and previewing strategies… to make conscious choices about how to approach the reading based on purpose, genre, level of difficulty, text demands and features.


Worksheets

Quizzes


Journal entries

Discussion questions

Novel: Things Fall Apart

Animal Farm
Short Stories: The Light of the World, A Good Cafe


Writing

Noting stereotypes

Allusion


Satire

Exaggeration



Identify stereotypes

Identify rhetorical questions

Understand and appreciate humorous writing

Identify allusion

CE 2.1.6 Recognize the defining characteristics of informational texts, speeches, and multimedia presentations (e.g., documentaries and research presentations) and elements of expository texts (e.g., thesis, supporting ideas, and statistical evidence); critically examine the argumentation and conclusions of multiple informational texts.


Slogans Fantasy story

Travel article

Proposal letter


Speaking

Dramatic irony

Modifiers

Varying Sentence beginnings

Using verb tenses correctly



Practice outlining

Understand the goals of writing a letter of proposal

Analyze problems and discover solutions

CE 3.1.1 Interpret literary language (e.g., imagery, allusions, symbolism, metaphor) while reading literary and expository works.



Oral language lessons

Worksheets



Group activities






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