Language A Syllabus for 2014 - 2015
First 2 Weeks:
Language ATopic: Summer Novel & Main Idea
RL 1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what thetext says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL 2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its developmentover the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
RI 1: Citeseveral pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text saysexplicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RI 2: Determinetwo or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over thecourse of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
SL 2: Analyzethe main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats (e.g.,visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how the ideas clarify a topic,text, or issue under study.
Key Vocabulary - analyze, details, main idea, objective, subjective, summary,text, and theme
Weeks 3, 4, and 5:
Language A Topic: Literary Elements
RL 1: Cite several pieces of textual evidence tosupport analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawnfrom the text.
RL 3: Analyze how particularelements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the charactersor plot).
Key Vocabulary - character, conflict, dialogue, mood, setting, tone, allusion,flashback, foreshadow, irony, and plot
Weeks 6, 7, 8, and 9
Language A Topic: Point of View
RL 6. Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view ofdifferent characters or narrators in a text.
RI 6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text andanalyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
W 3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or eventsusing effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structuredevent sequences.
W 4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization,and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
W 5. With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop andstrengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, ortrying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have beenaddressed.
Key Vocabulary - assumption, author’s purpose, author’s style, bias,compare-contrast, context, narrative, narrator, point of view, sensory language,sequence, and transitions