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Twelfth Grade Literacy Core Learning Goals

  • Read a variety of British texts in genres including: short story, novel, poetry, and drama
  • Strengthen cultural literacy skills such as recognizing authors, their works, and their influence and identifying allusions
  • Recognize, identify, and implement elements of prose and poetry
  • Comprehend selections using a variety of strategies including: predicting, summarizing, paraphrasing, making inferences, making judgments, drawing conclusions, identifying cause and effect, citing evidence to support ideas and opinions, extending ideas found in text, and comparing and contrasting points
  • Analyze and evaluate text organization, content, author’s purpose, and author’s effectiveness
  • Refine literature response skills, both written and oral, to express critical judgments
  • Expand working vocabulary through reading and word study including analogies, contextual clues, antonyms, and synonyms
  • Consider and assess literary elements, such as character development, plot structure, conflict, theme, imagery, point of view, symbolism, tone, style, mood, flashback, and foreshadowing
  • Apply and analyze the effectiveness of sound techniques (rhyme, meter, alliteration, etc.) and figurative language (personification, simile, metaphor, etc.)
  • Use the writing process to compose narrative, informational, and persuasive pieces and to address the five domains of writing (focus, content, organization, style, and conventions) with an emphasis on critical literary analysis
  • Support the thesis using text specific substantiation when applicable
  • Apply appropriate mechanics, usage, and grammar to writing
  • Refine grammar and mechanic skills through writing and targeted study
  • Demonstrate appropriate speaking and listening skills in a variety of situations
  • Apply effective note-taking techniques from written materials and oral presentations
  • Determine appropriate media for research and learning
  • Employ print, non-print, and online resources to gather, organize, create, and present research
  • Use appropriate citation and documentation of sources to demonstrate academic honesty and integrity and to avoid plagiarism

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