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How does knowing the literary elements and doing word studies help me advance my reading skills? What specific reading strategies can I use to increase my comprehension?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 2
High School - English - Reading - Unit 2
Combat Zone (Literary Fiction)
This unit revolves around literary story elements. Students will complete a vocabulary study, read a short memoir and a poem of historical significance. Students will also be required to use a variety of reading strategies, complete words in context, and create a literary response in writing using correct grammar and punctuation. Students will further complete comprehension quizzes, fluency checks, and use online programs to further the reading.
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Unit 2 - Story Elements/ Literature Response (2 Weeks)

The student will identify and understand the story elements of setting, plot, character and identify theme in prose and poetry.

The student will understand the literary elements of time, repetition ad theme in prose and poetry.

The student will read and evaluate information about an author and analyze an editorial cartoon.

The student will read and evaluate information about an author and analyze an editorial cartoon.

The students will analyze a website and explore the career of webmaster.

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The student will select a variety of age and ability appropriate fiction materials to read based on author’s style, themes, and genres to expand the core foundation of knowledge.


The student will use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly


the student will use information from the text to answer questions or to state the main idea or provide relevant details.


The students will select a variety of age and ability appropriate nonfiction materials (biographies, and tropical  areas, such as science, music, art, history, sports, current events to explain the core knowledge necessary to connect topics and function as a fully literate member of a shared culture


The student will select and use appropriate listening strategies according to the intended purpose (solving problems, interpreting and evaluating the techniques and intent of a presentation).


The student will use appropriate technology to enhance communication to achieve a purpose.


The student will use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly.


The student will listen to, read, and discuss familiar and conceptually challenging text.


The student will context clues to determine meanings of unfamiliar words:


The student will identify the characteristics of various genres as forms with distinct characteristics and purposes.


The student will locate and analyze the elements of plot structure, including exposition, setting, character development, rising/falling action, conflict resolution and then in a variety of fiction.

The student will explain how meaning is enhanced through various features of poetry, including sound (rhythm, repetition, alliteration, consonance, assonance,) structure, ( meter rhyme scheme and graphic elements) (line length, punctuation, word position,


The student will develop an interpretation of selection and support through sustained use of examples dn contextual evidence.


The student will locate and analyze an author’s use of allusions and descriptive, idiomatic, and figurative language in a variety of literary texts, identifying how word choice sets the author’s tone and advances the work’s theme.


The student will explain how ideas, values, and themes of a literary work often reflect the historical period in which it was written.


The students will use strategies to repair comprehension of grade appropriate  text when self monitoring indicating confusion, (re reading, checking context clues, predicting , note making, summarizing, using graphic organizing and semantic  organizers questioning and clarifying by checking other sources.

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Unit 2 - Story Elements/ Literature Response (2 Weeks)

The student will identify and understand the story elements of setting, plot, character and identify theme in prose and poetry.

The student will understand the literary elements of time, repetition ad theme in prose and poetry.

The student will read and evaluate information about an author and analyze an editorial cartoon.

The student will read and evaluate information about an author and analyze an editorial cartoon.

The students will analyze a website and explore the career of webmaster.

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setting, character, plot events, theme, site, reality, certainly, inscribe, peer, 

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Reading Plus

Google Classroom 

Lexia Learning

21st Century Skills: The student will..


Use information from the text to answer questions or state the main idea or provide relevant details.


Identify and analyze the characteristics of a variety of types of texts (references, reports, technical manuals, articles, editorials, primary sources, historical documents, periodicals, job related materials, practical functional text)


Prepare writing using technology in a format appropriate to the purpose.


Write a variety of informational/expository forms including a variety of technical documents (How to manuals, procedures, assembly directions.)


Explain how text features (charts, maps, illustrations, sub-headings, captions, graphs) to aid the reader’s understanding.


Analyze the structure and format (diagrams, graphics, fonts) of functional workplace, consumer, or technical documents.


Use the knowledge to create a workplace, consumer, or technical document.


Ethically use mass media and digital technology in assignments and presentations, citing sources according to standardized citation styles.


Use appropriate available technologies to enhance communication and achieve a purpose.


Use digital tools for publications, communication, and productivity.


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Fix up strategies, mark the text, reread, word study 

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