SBS:GELife Skills Language Arts

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Oral Expression and Listening

Measurement Topic: LI.09.912 Listening critically to comprehend a speaker’s message requires mental and physical strategies to direct and maintain attention

LI.09.912.E1.04 Ask an on topic question about a presentation

LI.09.912.E2.04 Identify the topic of a presentation

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S12 Effectively operating in small and large groups to accomplish a goal requires active listening

LI.10.S12.E1.04 Make a comment to provide feedback

LI.10.S12.E2.04 Participate in the preparation of a group activity or product

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J11 Verbal and nonverbal cues impact the intent of communication

LI.11.J11.E1.04 Identify appropriate communication delivery techniques (eye contact, good listening, clear message, knowing your audience, word choice)

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J12 Validity of a message is determined by its accuracy and relevance

LI.11.J12.E1.04 Express a two sentence relevant response to a presentation

Measurement Topic: LI.12.G12 Effective collaborative groups accomplish goals

LI.12.G12.E2.04 Identify individual roles in a group activity

Reading for All Purposes

Measurement Topic: LI.09.922 Increasingly complex informational texts require mature interpretation and study

LI.09.922.E1.04 Use pictures/phrases to identify key figures described in content specific text

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S21 Literary and historical influences determine the meaning of traditional and contemporary literary texts

LI.10.S21.E1.04 Identify the main idea and 2 – 3 supporting details from a simple news article.

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S22 The development of new ideas and concepts within informational and persuasive manuscripts

LI.10.S22.E1.04 Summarize the main idea of a simple paragraph in content specific text

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S23 Context, parts of speech, grammar, and word choice influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts

LI.10.S23.E1.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of multiple-meaning words and phrases

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J23 Knowledge of language, including syntax and grammar, influence the understanding of literary, persuasive, and informational texts

LI.11.J23.E1.04 Determine the meaning of words encountered in the work and community environment

Measurement Topic: LI.12.G21 Literary criticism of complex texts requires the use of analysis, interpretive, and evaluative strategies

LI.12.G21.E2.04 Compare a movie version of a story to a text based version of a story (two to three similarities or differences)

Measurement Topic: LI.12.G22 Interpreting and evaluating complex informational texts require the understanding of rhetoric, critical reading, and analysis skills

LI.12.G22.E1.04 Use a graphic organizer to compare the qualifications in a job ad with personal qualifications and generate a question for a point that is unclear.

Writing and Composition

Measurement Topic: LI.09.931 Literary and narrative texts develop a controlling idea or theme with descriptive and expressive language

LI.09.931.E1.04 Develop two statements of personal strengths and achievements.

LI.09.931.E2.04 Write multiple sentences to describe people, experiences or events.

LI.09.931.E3.04 Write summary statements related to a content specific topic.

Measurement Topic: LI.09.933 Writing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity requires ongoing refinements and revisions

LI.09.933.E2.04 Recognize that different types of correspondence have different language conventions (text, email, letter, memo, etc)

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S31 Literary or narrative genres feature a variety of stylistic devices to engage or entertain an audience

LI.10.S31.E1.04 Develop three statements of personal strengths and achievements

LI.10.S31.E2.04 Write a paragraph of 3-5 sentences to describe people, experiences or events.

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S32 Organizational writing patterns inform or persuade an audience

LI.10.S32.E1.04 Generate an opinion on a topic, identify and use a source to support the opinion

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J31 Stylistic and thematic elements of literary or narrative texts can be refined to engage or entertain an audience

LI.11.J31.E3.04 Write 2-3 sentences identifying the conflict and resolution from a story or content-based material.

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J32 Elements of informational and persuasive texts can be refined to inform or influence an audience

LI.11.J32.E1.04 Generate an opinion on a topic with 2 – 3 facts to support the opinion

Measurement Topic: LI.12.G33 Standard English conventions effectively communicate to targeted audiences and purposes

LI.12.G33.E2.04 Create a resume using a template

Research and Reasoning

Measurement Topic: LI.09.942 Effective problem-solving strategies require high-quality reasoning

LI.09.942.E1.04 Distinguish between fact and opinion in a simple discipline specific statement

Measurement Topic: LI.10.S42 An author’s reasoning is the essence of legitimate writing and requires evaluating text for validity and accuracy

LI.10.S42.E1.04 Compare information from two sources in different mediums (at least one similarity/difference)

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J42 Complex situations require critical thinking across multiple disciplines

LI.11.J42.E1.04 Express a personal belief as a reaction to a statement

Measurement Topic: LI.11.J43 Evaluating quality reasoning includes the value of intellectual character such as humility, empathy, and confidence

LI.11.J43.E1.04 Identify the consequences of a personal action on others in a 3 – 5 sentence paragraph

Measurement Topic: LI.12.G42 Logical arguments distinguish facts from opinions; and evidence defines reasoned judgment

LI.12.G42.E1.04 Differentiate between factual information and opinions in advertisements