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Teen Read Week
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LA.3.3.3.a: English

Use knowledge of all vowel patterns.

LA.3.3.3.b: English

Use knowledge of homophones.

LA.3.3.3.c: English

Decode regular multisyllabic words.

LA.3.3.4.a: English

Preview and use text formats.

LA.3.3.4.b: English

Set a purpose for reading.

LA.3.3.4.c: English

Apply meaning clues, language structure, and phonetic strategies.

LA.3.3.4.d: English

Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words.

LA.3.3.4.e: English

Read fiction and nonfiction fluently and accurately.

LA.3.3.4.f: English

Reread and self-correct when necessary.

LA.3.3.5.a: English

Set a purpose for reading.

LA.3.3.5.b: English

Make connections between previous experiences and reading selections.

LA.3.3.5.c: English

Make, confirm, or revise predictions.

LA.3.3.5.d: English

Compare and contrast settings, characters, and events.

LA.3.3.5.e: English

Identify author's purpose.

LA.3.3.5.f: English

Ask and answer questions.

LA.3.3.5.g: English

Draw conclusions about character and plot.

LA.3.3.5.h: English

Organize information or events logically.

LA.3.3.5.i: English

Summarize major points found in fiction materials.

LA.3.3.5.j: English

Understand basic plots of fairy tales, myths, folktales, legends, and fables.

LA.3.3.6.a: English

Identify the author's purpose.

LA.3.3.6.b: English

Make connections between previous experiences and reading selections.

LA.3.3.6.c: English

Ask and answer questions about what is read.

LA.3.3.6.d: English

Draw conclusions.

LA.3.3.6.e: English

Organize information and events logically.

LA.3.3.6.f: English

Summarize major points found in nonfiction materials.

LA.3.3.6.g: English

Identify the characteristics of biographies and autobiographies.

LA.3.3.6.h: English

Compare and contrast the lives of two persons as described in biographies and/or autobiographies.

LA.3.3.7.a: English

Use dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, and other reference books, including online reference materials.

LA.3.3.7.b: English

Use available technology.

LA.4.4.3.a: English

Use context to clarify meanings of unfamiliar words.

LA.4.4.3.b: English

Explain words with multiple meanings.

LA.4.4.3.c: English

Use knowledge of word origins; synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms; and multiple meanings of words.

LA.4.4.3.d: English

Use word-reference materials, including the glossary, dictionary, and thesaurus.

LA.4.4.4.a: English

Explain the author's purpose.

LA.4.4.4.b: English

Describe how the choice of language, setting, and information contributes to the author's purpose.

LA.4.4.4.c: English

Compare the use of fact and fantasy in historical fiction with other forms of literature.

LA.4.4.4.d: English

Identify major events and supporting details.

LA.4.4.4.e: English

Describe the relationship between text and previously read materials.

LA.4.4.4.f: English

Identify sensory words.

LA.4.4.5.a: English

Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information.

LA.4.4.5.b: English

Formulate questions that might be answered in the selection.

LA.4.4.5.c: English

Explain the author's purpose.

LA.4.4.5.d: English

Make simple inferences using information from texts.

LA.4.4.5.e: English

Draw conclusions, using information from texts.

LA.4.4.5.f: English

Summarize content of selection, identifying important ideas and providing details for each important idea.

LA.4.4.5.g: English

Describe relationship between content and previously learned concepts or skills.

LA.4.4.5.h: English

Distinguish between cause and effect and between fact and opinion.

LA.4.4.5.i: English

Identify new information gained from reading.

LA.4.4.6.a: English

Construct questions about a topic.

LA.4.4.6.b: English

Collect information, using the resources of the media center, including online, print, and media resources.

LA.4.4.6.c: English

Evaluate and synthesize information.

LA.5.5.4.a: English

Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words.

LA.5.5.4.b: English

Use knowledge of root words, prefixes, and suffixes.

LA.5.5.4.c: English

Use dictionary, glossary, thesaurus, and other word-reference materials.

LA.5.5.5.a: English

Describe the relationship between text and previously read materials.

LA.5.5.5.b: English

Describe character development in fiction and poetry selections.

LA.5.5.5.c: English

Describe the development of plot and explain how conflicts are resolved.

LA.5.5.5.d: English

Describe the characteristics of free verse, rhymed, and patterned poetry.

LA.5.5.5.e: English

Describe how author's choice of vocabulary and style contribute to the quality and enjoyment of selections.

LA.5.5.6.a: English

Use text organizers, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information.

LA.5.5.6.b: English

Identify structural patterns found in nonfiction.

LA.5.5.6.c: English

Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.

LA.5.5.6.d: English

Identify cause-and-effect relationships.

LA.5.5.6.e: English

Identify compare-and-contrast relationships.

LA.5.5.6.f: English

Skim materials to develop a general overview of content and to locate specific information.

LA.5.5.6.g: English

Identify new information gained from reading.

LA.5.5.7.a: English

Develop notes that include important concepts, summaries, and identification of information sources.

LA.5.5.7.b: English

Organize information on charts, maps, and graphs.

LA.6.6.3.a: English

Identify word origins, derivations, and inflections.

LA.6.6.3.b: English

Identify analogies and figurative language.

LA.6.6.3.c: English

Use context and sentence structure to determine meanings and differentiate among multiple meanings of words.

LA.6.6.3.d: English

Use word-reference materials.

LA.6.6.4.a: English

Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.

LA.6.6.4.b: English

Use knowledge of narrative and poetic structures to aid comprehension and predict outcomes.

LA.6.6.4.c: English

Describe the images created by language.

LA.6.6.4.d: English

Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.

LA.6.6.4.e: English

Describe cause-effect relationships and their impact on plot.

LA.6.6.4.f: English

Use information stated explicitly in the text to draw conclusions and make inferences.

LA.6.6.4.g: English

Explain how character and plot development are used in a selection to support a central conflict or story line.

LA.6.6.4.h: English

Paraphrase and summarize the main points in the text.

LA.6.6.5.a: English

Identify questions to be answered.

LA.6.6.5.b: English

Make, confirm, or revise predictions.

LA.6.6.5.c: English

Use context to determine meanings of unfamiliar words and technical vocabulary.

LA.6.6.5.d: English

Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.

LA.6.6.5.e: English

Organize the main idea and details to form a summary.

LA.6.6.5.f: English

Compare and contrast information about one topic contained in different selections.

LA.6.6.5.g: English

Select informational sources appropriate for a given purpose.

LA.7.7.4.a: English

Use roots and affixes to expand vocabulary.

LA.7.7.4.b: English

Recognize analogies and figurative language.

LA.7.7.4.c: English

Identify connotations.

LA.7.7.5.a: English

Describe setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict.

LA.7.7.5.b: English

Compare and contrast forms, including short stories, novels, plays, folk literature, poetry, essays, and biographies.

LA.7.7.5.c: English

Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and poetic devices.

LA.7.7.5.d: English

Explain how form, including rhyme, rhythm, repetition, line structure, and punctuation, conveys the mood and meaning of a poem.

LA.7.7.5.e: English

Draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information.

LA.7.7.5.f: English

Make inferences based on explicit and implied information.

LA.7.7.5.g: English

Summarize text.

LA.7.7.6.a: English

Use knowledge of text structures to aid comprehension.

LA.7.7.6.b: English

Use knowledge of words and phrases that signal author's organizational pattern to aid comprehension.

LA.7.7.6.c: English

Distinguish fact from opinion in newspapers, magazines, and other print media.

LA.7.7.6.d: English

Identify the source, viewpoint, and purpose of texts.

LA.7.7.6.e: English

Describe how word choice and language structure convey an author's viewpoint.

LA.7.7.6.f: English

Summarize what is read.

LA.7.7.6.g: English

Organize and synthesize information for use in written and oral presentations.

LA.7.7.7.a: English

Use print and electronic sources to locate information in books and articles.

LA.7.7.7.b: English

Use graphic organizers to organize information.

LA.7.7.7.c: English

Synthesize information from multiple sources.

LA.7.7.7.d: English

Credit primary and secondary sources.

LA.8.8.4.a: English

Identify simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, and analogy.

LA.8.8.4.b: English

Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meaning of words and phrases.

LA.8.8.5.a: English

Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.

LA.8.8.5.b: English

Describe inferred main ideas or themes, using evidence from the text as support.

LA.8.8.5.c: English

Describe how authors use characters, conflict, point of view, and tone to create meaning.

LA.8.8.5.d: English

Compare and contrast the use of the poetic elements of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice.

LA.8.8.5.e: English

Compare and contrast authors' styles.

LA.8.8.6.a: English

Draw on background knowledge and knowledge of text structure to understand selections.

LA.8.8.6.b: English

Analyze author's credentials, viewpoint, and impact.

LA.8.8.6.c: English

Analyze the author's use of text structure and word choice.

LA.8.8.6.d: English

Analyze details for relevance and accuracy.

LA.8.8.6.e: English

Read and follow instructions to complete an assigned task.

LA.8.8.6.f: English

Summarize and critique text.

LA.8.8.6.g: English

Evaluate and synthesize information to apply in written and oral presentations.

LA.8.8.6.h: English

Draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information.

LA.8.8.6.i: English

Make inferences based on explicit and implied information.

LA.9.9.3.a: English

Identify format, text structure, and main idea.

LA.9.9.3.b: English

Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms.

LA.9.9.3.c: English

Use literary terms in describing and analyzing selections.

LA.9.9.3.d: English

Explain the relationships between and among elements of literature: characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.

LA.9.9.3.e: English

Explain the relationship between author's style and literary effect.

LA.9.9.3.f: English

Describe the use of images and sounds to elicit the reader's emotions.

LA.9.9.3.g: English

Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.

LA.9.9.4.a: English

Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.

LA.9.9.4.b: English

Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.

LA.9.9.4.c: English

Synthesize information from sources and apply it in written and oral presentations.

LA.9.9.4.d: English

Identify questions not answered by a selected text.

LA.9.9.4.e: English

Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.

LA.9.9.4.f: English

Read and follow instructions to complete an assigned project or task.

LA.9.9.5.a: English

Identify the two basic parts of drama: staging and scripting.

LA.9.9.5.b: English

Compare and contrast the elements of character, setting, and plot in one-act plays and full-length plays.

LA.9.9.5.c: English

Describe how stage directions help the reader understand a play's setting, mood, characters, plot, and theme.

LA.10.10.3.a: English

Identify text organization and structure.

LA.10.10.3.b: English

Identify main and supporting ideas.

LA.10.10.3.c: English

Make predictions, draw inferences, and connect prior knowledge to support reading comprehension.

LA.10.10.3.d: English

Explain similarities and differences of techniques and literary forms represented in the literature of different cultures and eras.

LA.10.10.3.e: English

Identify universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.

LA.10.10.3.f: English

Examine a literary selection from several critical perspectives.

LA.10.10.4.a: English

Analyze and apply the information contained in warranties, contracts, job descriptions, technical descriptions, and other informational sources, including labels, warnings, manuals, directions, applications, and forms, to complete specific tasks.

LA.10.10.4.b: English

Skim manuals or informational sources to locate information.

LA.10.10.4.c: English

Compare and contrast product information contained in advertisements with that found in instruction manuals and warranties.

LA.10.10.5.a: English

Compare and contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, and sound to convey a message.

LA.10.10.5.b: English

Compare and contrast the ways in which poets use techniques to evoke emotion in the reader.

LA.10.10.5.c: English

Interpret and paraphrase the meaning of selected poems.

LA.10.10.6.a: English

Explain the use of asides, soliloquies, and monologues in the development of a single character.

LA.10.10.6.b: English

Compare and contrast character development in a play to characterization in other literary forms.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2013-06-30.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

Reviewer Comments:

This collection contains 3 already reviewed resources of handouts, graphic organizers, and how to’s for literary analysis for the middle school and high school student. The fourth is a lesson on literary criticism ending with an analysis of William Blake’s poem The Little Boy Lost. This lesson is for the college student.

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