SBS:General (Modified) Language Arts
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GENERAL (MODIFIED) LANGUAGE ARTS
Oral Expression and Listening
Measurement Topic: LI.09.911 Oral presentations require effective preparation strategies
LI.09.911.E1.04 Gather and organize two pieces of information and participate in a presentation.
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.S11 Content that is gathered carefully and organized well successfully influences an audience
LI.10.S11.E1.04 Choose a position on a topic and express two supporting ideas using up to two media formats
LI.10.S11.E2.04 Gather and organize three pieces of information for 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.E1.04 Select a topic, plan and present a short presentation with peers
LI.12.G12.E2.04 Identify individual roles in a group activity
Reading for All Purposes
Measurement Topic: LI.09.921 Increasingly complex literary elements in traditional and contemporary works of literature require scrutiny and comparison
LI.09.921.E1.04 Identify the main idea and 1 - 2 supporting details from a simple piece of adapted literature.
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
LI.09.922.E2.04 Read and comprehend adapted 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.J21 Complex literary texts require critical reading approaches to effectively interpret and evaluate meaning
LI.11.J21.E1.04 Identify story elements (character, plot, setting), main idea, and theme for a variety of literature presented in a 5-10 sentence summary.
Measurement Topic: LI.11.J22 Ideas synthesized from informational texts serve a specific purpose
LI.11.J22.E1.04 Identify the meaning of unknown words using context clues in 5 - 10 sentences of content specific informational text
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.E1.04 Identify the theme or moral of a story from simple fictional text using information from pictures and text (5 - 10 sentence story).
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.
LI.12.G22.E2.04 Compare and contrast information from two sources in two different mediums (two to three similarities or differences)
LI.12.G22.E3.04 Find information in discipline specific texts using simple text features and graphical representations (timelines, graphs, tables, charts, captions, bold print, italics, headings, glossary, table of contents, title and key words)
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.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.E1.04 Edit a 3 – 5 sentence draft for capitalization, punctuation and spelling
LI.09.933.E2.04 Recognize that different types of correspondence have different language conventions (text, email, letter, memo, etc)
LI.09.933.E3.04 Use adverbs when speaking and writing
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.
LI.10.S31.E3.04 Write multiple sentences related to a content specific topic.
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.E1.04 Develop a narrative paragraph which includes details, sequenced events, descriptive language and characters.
LI.11.J31.E2.04 Create a written narrative paragraph of 3-5 sentences related to a content specific topic.
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.J33 Writing demands ongoing revisions and refinements for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity
LI.11.J33.E1.04 Revise a discipline specific piece of writing focusing on audience
Measurement Topic: LI.12.G31 Style, detail, expressive language, and genre create a well-crafted statement directed at an intended audience and purpose
LI.12.G31.E1.04 Develop a narrative which includes a conflict and resolution, as well as details, sequenced events, descriptive language and characters.
Measurement Topic: LI.12.G32 Ideas, evidence, structure, and style create persuasive, academic, and technical texts for particular audiences and specific purposes
LI.12.G32.E1.04 Generate an opinion with two to three appropriate and relevant supporting statements on a content specific topic
Measurement Topic: LI.12.G33 Standard English conventions effectively communicate to targeted audiences and purposes
LI.12.G33.E1.04 Select and personalize a cover letter for a personal vita
LI.12.G33.E2.04 Create a resume using a template
Research and Reasoning
Measurement Topic: LI.09.941 Informational materials, including electronic sources, need to be collected, evaluated, and analyzed for accuracy, relevance, and effectiveness for answering research questions
LI.09.941.E1.04 Produce a research report that includes the question, information from one source, and one citation
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.S41 Collect, analyze, and evaluate information obtained from multiple sources to answer a question, propose solutions, or share findings and conclusions
LI.10.S41.E1.04 Produce a research report that includes the question, information from 2 sources, and citation
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