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Tenth Grade Language Arts Targets with Quarterly Indicators

Writing

+ Utilize various verbals and verb phrases effectively: Gerunds , Infinitives, Participles.
+ Develop a persuasive essay that clarifies and defends a position with precise and relevant evidence that anticipates and addresses counter claims, and sustains an objective style and tone: Utilize prewriting strategies, Write rough draft, Revise and edit, Compose final product.
+ Students will create a research project by developing research questions that narrow focus, utilizing parenthetical citations, and creating a works cited page in MLA format: Utilize prewriting strategies, Write rough draft, Revise and edit, Compose final product.
+ Create an expository essay that follows an appropriate organization pattern that offers evidence to validate proposed concepts using factual descriptions: Utilize prewriting strategies, Write rough draft, Revise and edit, Compose final product

Literature

+ Recognize ambiguities, contradictions, and ironies in literary works from varied genres, cultures, and time periods.
+ Explore works on similar themes and identify similarities and differences.
+ Analyze how writers use sound and sensory images to evoke emotion and create meaning: Abstract Language, Atmosphere .
+ Analyze effects of narrative elements present in the plots of grade level texts: Allusion, Epiphany.
+ Analyze common elements of traditional poetic forms in grade level texts: Octave, Ode.
+ Analyze examples of acting conventions in dramatic texts.
+ Analyze the context of themes in literature determined by historical and social/cultural issues.