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Ninth Grade Language Arts Targets with Quarterly Indicators

s. Q4 - Continue Q1 and Q2 targets while editing sentences to eliminate run-ons, fused sentences and fragments.

Writing

+ 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.

Literature

+ 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.