National Language Arts Standards Alignment
Students read a wide range of literature from many periods in many genres to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience.
Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features (e.g., sound-letter correspondence, sentence structure, context, graphics).
Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
Connecticut Language Arts Standards Alignment
Reading and Responding
Students will use appropriate strategies before, during, and after reading in order to construct meaning.
Students will describe, interpret, reflect on and analyze and evaluate text in order to extend understanding and enjoyment.
Students will select and apply strategies to facilitate word recognition and extend vocabulary development.
Student will communicate with others to create interpretations and evaluations of written, oral and visual texts.
Exploring and Responding to Literature
Students will recognize how literary devices and conventions capture the reader.
Students will explore multiple responses to literature.
Students will recognize and appreciate that contemporary and classical literature has shaped human thought.
Students will recognize that readers and writers are influenced by individual, social, cultural and historical contexts.
Communicating With Others
Students will use descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive and poetic modes.
English Language Conventions
Students will use language appropriate to purpose, audience and task.