Having completed this unit, the students will have achieved the following Connecticut State Language Arts Standards for Kindergarten through Third Grade:
Standard 3: Communicating with Others
Students produce written, oral and visual texts to express, develop and substantiate ideas and experiences.
Guiding Question: How do we write, speak and present effectively?
Students use descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive and poetic modes.
Students prepare, publish and/or present work appropriate to audience, purpose and task.
Standard 4: Applying English Language Conventions
Students apply the conventions of standard English in oral, written and visual communication.
Guiding Question: How do we use the English language appropriately to speak and write?
Students use knowledge of their language and culture to improve competency in English.
Students speak and write using standard language structures and diction appropriate to audience and task.
Students use standard English for composing and revising written text.