Project G. L. A. D. Early Man/Prehistoric



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Literacy Response and Analysis

Beginning Level

  • Respond orally in one or two words to factual comprehension questions about simple literary texts.

  • Identify orally different characters and settings in simple literary texts by using words or phrases.

  • Role-play a character from a familiar piece of literature by using words and phrases.

  • Create pictures, lists, and charts and table to identify the sequence of events in simple literary texts.

  • Recite simple poems



Early Intermediate Level


  • Respond orally to factual comprehension questions about brief literary texts by answering simple sentences.





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  • Read literary texts and orally identify the main events of the plot by using simple sentences.

  • Read a selection and orally identify the speaker or narrator.

  • Identify the difference in points of view between first person and third person by using simple sentences.

  • Distinguish orally the characteristics of different forms of fiction and poetry by using simple sentences.

  • Describe orally in simple sentences a character in a brief literary text by identifying the thoughts and actions of the character.

Intermediate Level


  • Use expanded vocabulary and descriptive words in paraphrasing oral and written responses to texts.

  • Read text and use detailed sentences to respond orally to factual comprehension questions about three forms of brief prose (e.g., short story, novel, essay)

  • Apply knowledge of language to analyze and derive meaning from literary texts and comprehend them.



Early Advanced Level


  • Identify literary devices, such as narrative voice, symbolism, dialect and irony.

  • Describe orally the major characteristics of several forms of poetry by using detailed sentences.

  • Describe the author’s point of view in literary text by using detailed sentences.

  • Compare and contrast a similar theme across several genres by using detailed sentences.

  • Describe orally and in writing a similar theme or topic by using detailed sentences.

  • Read a literary selection and orally explain the literary elements of plot, setting and characters by using detailed sentences.

  • Describe the major characteristics of several forms of fiction and poetry: short story, essay, novel, ballad, lyric and epic.

Advanced Level


  • Analyze the setting (place, time customs) and its influence on the meaning of and conflict in a literary text.

  • Identify and describe several literary elements and techniques in literary tests (e.g., figurative language, imagery, and symbolism)

  • Compare and contrast a similar theme or topic across genres and explain how the genre shapes the themes or topics.

  • Analyze recurring themes across literary works (e.g., good and evil, loyalty and betrayal)

  • Compare and contrast the motivation and reactions of characters across a variety of literary texts.





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  • Analyze the elements of a plot, including its development and the way conflicts are addressed and resolved.

Writing

Beginning Level
  • Organize and record information from selected literature and content areas by displaying it on pictures, lists, charts and tables.
  • Create simple sentences or phrases with some assistance.
  • Write a brief narrative by using a few simple sentences that included the setting and some details.
  • Use the writing process to write brief narratives and stories with a few standard grammatical forms.
  • Write simple compositions, such as descriptions and comparison and contrast, that have a main idea and some detail.

Early Intermediate Level
  • Write simple sentences of brief responses to selected literature to show factual understanding of the text.
  • Use common verbs, nouns and high-frequency modifiers in writing simple sentences.
  • Create a draft of a paragraph by following an outline.
  • Write an increasing number of words and simple sentences appropriate for language arts and other content area (e.g., math, science, history-social science)
  • Write expository compositions, such as descriptions, comparison and contrast and problem and solution, that include a main idea and some details in simple sentences.
  • Collect information from various sources (e.g., dictionary, library books, research materials) and take notes on a given topic.
  • Proceed through the writing process to write short paragraphs that contain support in details about a given topic. There may be some inconsistent use of standard grammatical forms.
  • Complete simple informational documents related to career development (e.g., bank forms and job applications)

Intermediate Level
  • Narrate a sequence of events and communicate their significance to the audience.
  • Write brief expository compositions (e.g., description, comparison and contrast, cause and effect and problem and solution) that include a thesis and some points of support.
  • Develop a clear purpose in a short essay by appropriately using the rhetorical devices of quotations and facts.
  • Write responses to selected literature that exhibit understanding of the text, using detailed sentences and transitions.



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  • Use more complex vocabulary and sentences appropriate for language arts and other content areas (e.g., math, science, history-social science)
  • Write documents related to career development (e.g., business letter, job application)
  • Use complex sentence tin writing brief fictional biographies and short stories that include a sequence of events and supporting details.
  • Use basic strategies of note taking, outlining, and the writing process to structure drafts of simple essays, with consistent use of standard grammatical forms. (Some rules may not be followed)
  • Investigate and research a topic in a content area and develop a brief essay or report that includes source citations.

Early Advanced Level
  • Write in different genres (e.g., short stories and narratives) including coherent plot development, characterization and setting.
  • Develop a clear thesis and support it by using analogies, quotations, and facts appropriately
  • Write responses to selected literature that develop interpretations, exhibit careful reading and cite specific parts of the text.
  • Use appropriate language variations and genres in writing for language arts and other content areas.
  • Write pieces related to career development (e.g., business letter, job application, letter of inquiry)
  • Write persuasive expository composition that include a clear thesis, describe organized points of support, and address a counterargument.
  • Write detailed fictional biographies or autobiographies.
  • Use strategies of note taking, outlining, and summarizing to structure drafts of clear, coherent and focused essays with consistent use standard grammatical forms.
  • Write an essay or report that balances information, has original ideas, and gives credit to sources in a bibliography. Use appropriate tone and voice for the purpose, audience, and subject manner.

Advanced Level
  • Write persuasive expository compositions that include a clear thesis, describe organized points of support and address counterarguments.
  • Produce writing by using various elements of discourse (e.g., purpose, speaker, audience, form) in narrative, expository, persuasive and or descriptive writing
  • Use appropriate language variations and genres in writing for language arts and other content areas.
  • Write pieces related to career development (e.g., business letter, job application, letter of inquiry, memorandum)
  • Write responses to literature that develop interpretations, exhibit careful reading and cite specific parts of the text.



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  • Develop a clear thesis and use rhetorical devices (e.g., analogies, quotations, facts, statistics and comparison) to support it.
  • Use strategies of note taking, outlining, and summarizing to structure drafts of clear, coherent and focused essays by using standard grammatical forms.
  • Write documents (e.g., fictional biographies, autobiographies, short stories and narratives) that include coherent plot development, characterization, setting and a variety of literary strategies (e.g., dialogue, suspense)
  • Use various methods of investigation and research to develop an essay or report that balances information and original ideas, including a bibliography.

English Language Conventions
Beginning Level
  • Edit one’s own work and correct the punctuation.
  • Identify basic vocabulary, mechanics, and sentence structures in a piece of writing.
  • Revise one’s writing for proper use final punctuation, capitalization and correct spelling.

Early Intermediate Level
  • Edit writing for basic conventions (e.g., punctuation, capitalization and spelling)
  • Revise writing, with teacher’s assistance, to clarify meaning and improve the mechanics and organization
  • Use clauses, phrases, and mechanics of writing with consistent variations of grammatical forms.

Intermediate Level
  • Revise writing for appropriate word choice and organization with variation in grammatical forms and spelling.
  • Edit and correct basic grammatical structures and usage of the conventions of writing.
Early Advanced Level
  • Create coherent paragraphs through effective transitions
  • Revise writing for appropriate word choice, organization, consistent point o view and transitions with some variation in grammatical forms and spelling.
  • Edit writing for grammatical structure sand the mechanics of writing.

Advanced Level
  • Revise writing for appropriate word choice and organization, consistent point of view and transitions, using approximately standard grammatical forms and spelling.
  • Create coherent paragraphs through effective transitions and parallel constructions

Edit writing for the mechanics to approximate standard grammatical forms.
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VII. Math/Science Skills/Standards

SCIENCE STANDARDS: Grade 6

Investigation and Experimentation
6. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions and conducting careful investigations. As a basis for understanding this concept, addressing the content in the other three strands, students should develop their own questions and perform investigations.
MATHEMATICS STANDARDS: Grade 6

Mathematical Reasoning
1.0 Students make decisions about how to approach problems:
1.1 Analyze problems by identifying relationships, distinguishing relevant from irrelevant information, identifying missing information, sequencing and prioritizing information and observing patterns. 1.3 Determine when and how to break a problem into simpler parts.

2.0 Students use strategies, skills, and concepts in finding solutions:
2.1 Use estimation to verify the reasonableness of calculated results.
2.2 Apply strategies and results from simpler problems to more complex problems.
3.0 Students move beyond a particular problem by generalizing to other situations:

3.1 Evaluate the reasonableness of the solution in the context of the original situation.


3.2 Note the method of deriving the solution and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the derivation by solving similar problems.
3.3 Develop generalizations of the results obtained and apply them in other circumstances.

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VIII. Resources and Materials

FICTION

  • Maroo of the Winter Caves by Ann Turnbull

  • Anooka’s Answer by Majorie Cowley

    • Mik's Mammoth by Roy Gerrard

    • Timespinners by Luli Gray

    • Boy of the Painted Cave by Justen Denzel
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