Literacy

Community Business Connections –

The Courier, The Messenger, The Enosburg Historical Society, Enosburg Opera House, Enosburg Town Library,

Community Personal Connections – Heather Moore, Ivonne Kio, Ward Heneveld

Reading – Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide range and level of complex literary and informational texts.  Occupations/Field – Teaching, Proofreading, Copywriting, Editing

  1. Provide specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the text.
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  2. Determine what the text says explicitly and make logical inferences from the text.
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  3. Determine the theme or central ideas of the text and summarize the details that support them.
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  4. Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
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  5. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
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  6. Determine an author’s point of view, purpose, or rhetorical strategies in a text, analyzing how style, structure, and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or aesthetic impact of the text.
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  7. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
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  8. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
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Writing – Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. Occupations/FieldsPoets, Lyricists, Copy Writers, Fundraisers, Court Reporters, Journalists, Composers, Authors, Public Relations Specialist, Counselors, Game Designers

  1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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  2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
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  3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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Research – Conduct short and sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating an understanding of the subject under investigation. Occupations/FieldsMarketing Research Analysts, Computer Scientists, Scientists(various), Anthropologists, Historians, Technology Developers

  1. Integrate information into the text selectively and purposefully, while following a standard citation format and avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source.
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Speaking and Listening – Participate effectively in a range of discussions, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and expressing ideas clearly and persuasively. Occupations/Fields Public Relations, Poets, Lyricists, Assembly Workers, Radio & Television, Audio & Video Equipment Technicians, Legislators, Speech & Language Pathologists, Event Planners, Translators

  1. Refer to evidence from texts and other research on the topic or issue to stimulate a thoughtful, well-reasoned exchange of ideas.
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  2. operate effectively in a group to promote a civil exchange of ideas. Set clear goals and deadlines and establish individual roles as needed.
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  3. Respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesize comments, claims, and evidence made on multiple sides of an issue.
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  4. Analyze a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
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Presentation – Present information, findings and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective. Occupations/FieldsArt Directors, Product Promotors, Designers, Tour Guides, Sales, Drafters, Secretaries and Assistants, Remote Sensing Technicians, News Analysts, Lawyers

  1. Use organization, development, style, substance, and speech appropriate to a range of purposes and audiences, demonstrating a command of formal English when necessary.
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  2. Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
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Language – Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. Occupations/FieldsTeachers, Computer Programmers, Computer Scientists

  1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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  2. Demonstrate an understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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  3. Employ a range of strategies to acquire and accurately use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
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