Meeting Connecticut Educational Standards
Authors Behind the Pages
correlates with the Connecticut Framework K–12 Curricular Goals and Standards for Language Arts and the Visual Arts. Generally, students will read literary works across genre with understanding and respond thoughtfully to text; create biographical works using the language arts through biographic and autobiographic text and story creations; understand and appreciate texts across time periods and cultures; choose and apply strategies that enhance the fluent and proficient use of language arts; write and speak the English language proficiently to clearly communicate ideas; use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, feelings, experiences and stories; express their understanding of written text through developing, communicating, and sustaining characters through biographic and autobiographic story creations; and employ the language arts and the arts for lifelong learning, work, and enjoyment.
As it pertains to specific content standards, students will be engaged in the following:
Language Arts – Content Standard 1: Reading and Responding. Students will describe their thoughts, opinions, and questions that arise as they conduct interviews, read and listen to a text, and use relevant information from the text to summarize content. Students will use what they know to identify and creatively convey characters, settings, themes, events, ideas, relationships, and details found within the text.
Language Arts – Content Standard 2: Producing Texts. Students will individually work on the creation of biography and autobiographic sketches; will collaborate on the critiquing of biographic and autobiographic. Students will read/share their biographic and autobiographic creations with partners, who will constructively critique the work, highlighting elements in the literary piece that work along with questions they have about the writing.
Language Arts – Content Standard 3: Applying English Language Conventions. Students will understand that words and expressions in the form of descriptive language that includes metaphor, similes, onomatopoeia, dialogue and more can be used to convey meaning; that time and place impacts biography, autobiography, and other forms of writings, and that elements of story creations can evolve and/or change over time.
Language Arts – Content Standard 4: Exploring and Responding to Text. Students will internalize and establish opinions about each of the works read, listened to, and viewed, subsequently evaluating them according to such features as subject/character development, the character/subject's voice, life conflict as it impacts that voice and author's overarching purpose.