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This CAP, entitled Vocabulary and SAT Preparation, will enable students to effectively prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test while building their vocabulary. Each section of the SAT examination will be thoroughly explored. Detailed strategies for successfully completing all sections will be introduced and implemented to maximize student success. Introducing the students to these strategies during separate meeting periods and following them up with at home practice will allow for students to focus on one strategy at a time, one section at a time. As a result of this CAP, teachers of the course will be able to draw from one unique source, including powerpoints, schedules and helpful tips. This CAP also strives to meet the following Common Core Standards for grades 11-12: • Reading Standards for Literature/Informational Text: Key Ideas And Details: nullnullnull nullnullstrong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. null null null null null 2. Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. 3. Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters are introduced and developed). Craft and Structure: 4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. 5. Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement). Responding to Literature: Interpret, analyze, and evaluate narratives, poetry, and drama, aesthetically and philosophically by making connections to: other texts, ideas, cultural perspectives, eras, personal events, and situations. • Writing Standards for Literature: nullnullnullnull nullnullarguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Explore and inquire into areas of interest to formulate an argument. null null null null null null 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. Conventions of Standard English: 2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: 4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 11–12 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. nullnullnullnullnullcontext (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence, paragraph, or text; a word’s position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. null null null null null


  • Language Arts > General
  • Language Arts > Alphabet
  • Language Arts > Careers
  • Language Arts > Journalism
  • Language Arts > Listening & Speaking
  • Language Arts > Literature
  • Language Arts > Phonics
  • Language Arts > Reading Comprehension
  • Language Arts > Research
  • Language Arts > Spelling
  • Language Arts > Story Telling
  • Language Arts > Vocabulary
  • Language Arts > Writing
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


Language Arts



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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2012-02-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This resource is a preparation for the college SAT. Students will effectively prepare for the Scholastic Aptitude Test while building their vocabulary. Specific strategies designed to enhance success are explained for each section of the test. Critical reading (including sentence completion and passage based reading), and the Writing Section (including identifying sentence errors, improving paragraphs, improving sentences, and writing the essay) are identified. Common core standards are also addressed in this resource. Strategies and tips for reading and interacting with informational text are provided. This usable resource recognizes essential teaching and learning and integrates them into how to succeed on the SAT.
Kathleen Duhl

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