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    Link to NCDPI Curriculum Standards 

      

    COURSE OVERVIEW
     
    1st Nine Weeks
    Focus for the quarter:
    *Citing evidence from the text
    *Determining word meaning using context clues
    *Identification and utilization of figurative language
    *Analyzing word choice and how it affects tone
     
    2nd Nine Weeks
    Focus for the quarter:
    *Analyzing story elements
    *Summarizing texts by evaluating key details
    *Compare and contrast text across the same genre
    *View and analyze relevant film clips across themes and genres.
     
     
    3rd Nine Weeks
    Focus for the quarter:
    *Determine theme and central idea of a text
    *Analyzing point of view 
    *Construct a writing using the writing process
    *Collaborate and communicate effectively in a group
     
     
    4th Nine Weeks
    Focus for the quarter:
    *Utilize technology to publish a research-based writing.
    End of Grade testing review of all state mandated standards