Ninth Grade Language Arts Targets with Quarterly Indicators
+ Validate reasonable inferences and generalizations from implied ideas to predict outcomes, differentiate literal from figurative meanings, including from charts, graphs, maps, and other texts.
+ Identify author’s use of relevant reasons and evidence and evaluate the effectiveness of logical, authoritative and emotional arguments, both stated and implied.
Q4 - Continue Q1 and Q2 targets while editing sentences to eliminate run-ons, fused sentences and fragments.
+ Use knowledge of word families and etymology to determine meaning of unfamiliar words in grade level texts.
+ Edit sentences with varied syntactic structures to eliminate run-ons, fused sentences, and fragments: Active/Passive Voice, SLVPA, SLVPN, SVDO relationships, Dangling or misplaced modifiers
+ Create a narrative text that establishes a point of view, setting, plot, well-developed characters, employs concrete sensory details and concludes effectively: Utilize prewriting strategies, Compose a rough draft, Revise and edit, Compose final product.
+ Create a research project that validates a thesis and documents sources by creating note cards & bibliography cards in MLA format: Utilize prewriting strategies, Compose a rough draft, Revise and edit, Compose final product
+ Develop a persuasive essay that engages the reader, establishes a clear claim, addressing opposing view points and structures: Utilize prewriting strategies, Compose a rough draft, Revise and edit, Compose final product.
+ Identify patterns and features in significant works of Hispanic and Native American Literature and young adult literature: Archetype, Epic.
+ Analyze author’s manipulation of time and sequence in grade level texts: Suspense, Flashback, Flash-forward, Foreshadowing, Stream of Consciousness.
+ Explain the effects of figurative language on grade level texts. (implied metaphor, irony, and symbolism): Sarcasm, Satire, Parody.
+ Analyze basic elements of poetic structure: Assonance, Ballad, Rhythm, Sonnet, Couplet, Meter.
+ Identify elements of tragedy and tragic drama from: Dramatic monologue, Aside, Soliloquy.