ELA Grade 9: Version: CPS05-06


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading and Literature


 
ELA9RL1 Comprehension/Fiction
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Nine reading list. The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the structures and elements of fiction and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student :
Element: ELA9RL1.a
Fiction: Locates and analyzes such elements in fiction as language (e.g., diction, magery, symbolism, figurative language), character development, setting and mood, point of view, foreshadowing, and irony.
55 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.b
Fiction: Identifies and analyzes patterns of imagery or symbolism.
16 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.c
Fiction: Relates identified elements in fiction to theme or underlying meaning.
30 Resources
 

 
Reading Comprehension/Nonfiction/Informational Text
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Nine reading list. The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the purpose, structure, and elements of nonfiction and/or informational materials and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELA9RL1.a
Nonfiction/Informational Text: Analyzes and applies knowledge of the characteristics of memoir, biography, and/or autobiography.
55 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.b
Nonfiction/Informational Text: Analyzes and explains the purpose, structure, and elements of nonfiction works, including memoir, biography, and autobiography.
16 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.c
Nonfiction/Informational Text: Analyzes and evaluates the effects of language (e.g., diction, imagery, symbolism, figurative language,) structure, point of view, and selection of details in memoir, biography, and/or autobiography.
30 Resources
 

 
Reading Comprehension/Poetry
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Nine reading list. The student identifies and responds to differences in style and subject matter in poems by a variety of contemporary and canonical poets; the student:
Element: ELA9RL1.a
Poetry: Identifies and responds to the aesthetic effects of subject matter (e.g. topic, theme), sound devices (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme scheme), figurative language (e.g., personification, metaphor, simile, hyperbole), and structure (e.g., fixed and free forms, rhymed and unrhymed, narrative and lyric) in a variety of poems.
55 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.b
Poetry: Sorts and classifies poems by specified criteria (e.g., fixed and free forms, rhymed and unrhymed, narrative and lyric, and/or universal themes and topics).
16 Resources
 

 
Reading Comprehension/Drama
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Nine reading list. The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding: the student :
Element: ELA9RL1.a
Drama: Identifies and analyzes types of dramatic literature (e.g., Shakespearean tragedy and comedy).
55 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.b
Drama: Analyzes the characters, structures, and themes of dramatic literature.
16 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.c
Drama: Identifies and analyzes dramatic elements, (e.g., exposition, rising action, climax, denouement, dialogue, monologue, soliloquy, aside, dramatic irony).
30 Resources
Element: ELA9RL1.d
Drama: Identifies and analyzes how dramatic elements support and enhance interpretation of dramatic literature.
86 Resources
 

 
ELA9RL2 Theme
The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of theme in literary works from various genres and provides evidence from the works to support understanding. The student:
Element: ELA9RL2.a
Applies knowledge of the concept that the theme or meaning of a selection represents a universal view or comment on life or society and provides support from the text for the identified theme.
46 Resources
Element: ELA9RL2.b
Evaluates how an author's choice of words advances the theme or purpose of a work.
10 Resources
Element: ELA9RL2.c
Applies knowledge of the concept that a text can contain more than one theme.
30 Resources
Element: ELA9RL2.d
Compares and contrasts the presentation of a theme or topic across genres and explains how the selection of genre affects the delivery of universal ideas about life and society.
80 Resources
 

 
ELA9RL3 Contemporary Context or Historical Background
The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or historical background. The student:
Element: ELA9RL3.a
Relates literary work to non-literary documents and/or other texts from its literary period.
74 Resources
Element: ELA9RL3.b
Relates a literary work to non-literary documents and/or other texts relevant to its historical setting.
327 Resources
 

 
ELA9RL4 Writing a Variety of Genres
The student employs a variety of writing genres to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of significant ideas in selected literary works. The student composes essays, narratives, poems, or technical documents that:
Element: ELA9RL4.a
Demonstrates understanding of significant themes in specific literary works.
30 Resources
Element: ELA9RL4.b
Support important ideas and viewpoints through accurate and detailed references or allusions to the text.
9028 Resources
Element: ELA9RL4.c
Include a formal works cited or bibliography when applicable.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA9RL5 Vocabulary
The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing. The student:
Element: ELA9RL5.a
Identifies and correctly uses idioms, cognates, words with literal and figurative meanings, and patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or functions.
11 Resources
Element: ELA9RL5.b
Uses knowledge of Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to understand the meanings of new words.
Element: ELA9RL5.c
Uses general dictionaries, specialized dictionaries, thesauruses, or related references as needed to increase learning.
1 Resources
 

Strand: Reading Across the Curriculum


 
ELA9RC1 25 Grade-Level Appropriate Books
The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas.
 

 
ELA9RC2 Curricular Learning in all Subject Areas
The student participates in discussions realted to curricular learning in all subject areas. The student:
Element: ELA9RC2.a
Identifies messages and themes from books in all subject areas.
30 Resources
Element: ELA9RC2.b
Responds to a variety of texts in multiple modes of discourse.
1 Resources
Element: ELA9RC2.c
Relates messages and themes from one subject area to those in another area.
30 Resources
Element: ELA9RC2.d
Evaluates the merits of texts in every subject discipline.
5 Resources
Element: ELA9RC2.e
Examines the author's purpose in writing.
540 Resources
Element: ELA9RC2.f
Recognizes the features of disciplinary texts.
 

 
ELA9RC3 Acquires new Vocabulary
The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly. The student:
Element: ELA9RC3.a
Demonstrates an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects.
Element: ELA9RC3.b
Uses content vocabulary in writing and speaking.
Element: ELA9RC3.c
Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
 

 
ELA9RC4 Context for Information
The student establishes a context for information acquired by reading across subject areas. The student:
Element: ELA9RC4.a
Explores life experiences related to subject area content.
9026 Resources
Element: ELA9RC4.b
Discusses in both writing and speaking how certain words and concepts relate to multiple subjects.
Element: ELA9RC4.c
Determines strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unfamiliar words or concepts.
2 Resources
 

Strand: Writing


 
ELA9W1 Organizational Structure
The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals closure. The student:
Element: ELA9W1.a
Establishes a clear, distinctive, and coherent thesis or perspective and maintains a consistent tone and focus throughout.
Element: ELA9W1.b
Selects a focus, structure, and point of view relevant to the purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
5 Resources
Element: ELA9W1.c
Constructs arguable topic sentences, when applicable, to guide unified paragraphs.
Element: ELA9W1.d
Uses precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and active rather than passive voice.
4 Resources
Element: ELA9W1.e
Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
16 Resources
Element: ELA9W1.f
Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, posing and answering a question).
1 Resources
Element: ELA9W1.g
Supports statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA9W2 Genres/Narrative
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: The student produces narrative writing and applies polished narrative strategies acquired in grades 6-8 to other genres of writing such as reflective compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary analysis, by raising the level of critical thinking skills and rhetorical techniques.
 

 
Genres/Expository
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: The student produces expository (informational) writing to convey information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently; the student:
Element: ELA9W2.a
Expository: Engages the interests of the reader.
1 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.b
Expository: Formulates a coherent thesis or controlling idea.
Element: ELA9W2.c
Expository: Coherently develops the controlling idea and/or supports the thesis by incorporating evidence from at least one secondary source.
32 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.d
Expository: Follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
11 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.e
Expository: Attains closure (e.g., by including a detailed summary of the main points, restating the thesis, generalizing the thesis or conrolling idea for additional purposes, or employing a significant quotation that brings the argument in the composition together).
 

 
Genres/Persuasive Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres: The student produces persuasive writing and applies persuasive strategies acquired in grades 6-8 to other genres of writing such as expository compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary anaysis, by raising the level of critical thinking skills and rhetorical techniques.
 

 
Genres/Technical Writing
The student demonstrates a competence in a variety of genres: The student produces technical writing that reports technical information and/or conveys ideas clearly, logically, and purposefully to a particular audience; the student :
Element: ELA9W2.a
Technical: Engages the interest of the reader.
1 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.b
Technical: Provides clear and purposeful information logically and correctly in order to address an intended audience appropriately.
Element: ELA9W2.c
Technical: Uses appropriate vocabulary, tone, and style to take into account the nature of the relationship with, and the knowledge and interests of, the recipients.
32 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.d
Technical: Uses varied levels, patterns, and types of language to achieve intended effects and aid comprehension.
11 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.e
Technical: Provides detailed and accurate information or specifications to anticipate readers' problems, mistakes, and misunderstandings.
Element: ELA9W2.f
Technical: Follows style conventions for specific types of documents (e.g., surveys or questionnaires, technical reports, research studies, proposals) and uses page formats, fonts, spacing, highlighting, and images that contribute to the readability and impact of the document.
Element: ELA9W2.g
Technical: Combines text, images, and sound and raw information from many sources (e.g., television broadcasts, videos, films, books, newspapers, magazines, CD-ROMs, the Internet, electronic media-generated images).
2 Resources
Element: ELA9W2.h
Technical: Polishes and refines documents using such aids as advanced publishing software and graphic programs.
Element: ELA9W2.i
Technical: Provides closure.
 

 
ELA9W3 Research and Technology
The student uses research and technology to support writing. The student
Element: ELA9W3.a
Formulates clear research questions and utilizes appropriate research venues (e.g. library, electronic media, personal interview, survey) to locate and incorporate evidence from primary and secondary sources.
32 Resources
Element: ELA9W3.b
Uses supporting evidence from multiple sources to develop the main ideas within the body of an essay, composition, or technical document.
3 Resources
Element: ELA9W3.c
Synthesizes inofrmation from multiple sources and identifies complexities and discrepancies in the information and the different perspectives found in each medium (e.g., almanacs, microfiche, news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, or technical documents).
3 Resources
Element: ELA9W3.d
Integrates quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas.
1 Resources
Element: ELA9W3.e
Uses appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to an appropriate style manual (e.g., Modern Language Association Handbook, The Chicago Manual of Style, etc.)
1 Resources
Element: ELA9W3.f
Designs and publishes documents, using aids such as advanced publishing software and graphic programs.
 

 
T.ELA9W6.19
The student assesses the validity of information on a website.
 

 
T.ELA9W6.20
The student uses search strategies and navigational skills to locate and retrieve information on approved CCSD online resources.
 

 
T.ELA9W6.21
The student selects and uses a variety of technology tools to locate, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and/or apply information to accomplish a content specific task.
 

 
ELA9W4 Writing Process
The student practices both timed and process writing and, when applicable, uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student:
Element: ELA9W4.a
Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Element: ELA9W4.b
Revises writing to improve the logic and coherence of the organization and controlling perspective.
Element: ELA9W4.c
Revises writing for specific audiences, purposes, and formality of the contexts.
Element: ELA9W4.d
Revises writing to sharpen the precision of word choice and achieve desired tone.
Element: ELA9W4.e
Edits writing to improve word choice, grammar, punctuation, etc.
 

 
T.ELA9W7.7
The student uses brainstorming/webbing software in planning, organizing, and prewriting.
 

 
T.ELA9W7.12
The student creates, modifies and edits documents using desktop publishing and word processing tools to integrate. (Examples include newsletters, flyers, calendars, cards, etc.)
 

Strand: Conventions


 
ELA9C1 Usage
The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats. The student
Element: ELA9C1.a
Demonstrates an understanding of proper English usage and control of grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, diction, and syntax.
12 Resources
Element: ELA9C1.b
Correctly uses clauses (e.g., main and subordinate) and mechanics of punctuation (e.g., end marks, commas, semicolons, and quotation marks).
4 Resources
Element: ELA9C1.c
Demonstrates an understanding of sentence construction (e.g., subordination, proper placement of modifiers) and proper English usage (e.g., consistency of verb tenses).
10 Resources
 

 
ELA9C2 Manuscript Form
The student demonstrates understanding of manuscript form, realizing that different forms of writing require different formats. The student
Element: ELA9C2.a
Produces writing that conforms to appropriate manuscript requirements.
4 Resources
Element: ELA9C2.b
Produces legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the conventions of punctuation and capitalization.
5 Resources
Element: ELA9C2.c
Reflects appropriate format requirements, including pagination, spacing, and margins, and integration of source material with appropriate citations (e.g., in-text citations, use of direct quotations, paraphrase, and summary, and weaving of source and support materials with writer's own words, etc.).
1 Resources
Element: ELA9C2.d
Includes formal works cited or bibliography when applicable.
1 Resources
 

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing


 
ELA9LSV1 Verbal Interaction
The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions. The student:
Element: ELA9LSV1.a
Initiates new topics and responds to adult-initiated topics.
Element: ELA9LSV1.b
Asks relevant questions.
Element: ELA9LSV1.c
Responds to questions with appropriate information.
Element: ELA9LSV1.d
Actively solicits another person's comments or opinions.
Element: ELA9LSV1.e
Offers own opinion forcefully without domineering.
Element: ELA9LSV1.f
Volunteers contributions and responds when directly solicited by teacher or discussion leader.
Element: ELA9LSV1.g
Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.
Element: ELA9LSV1.h
Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a response when asked to do so; asks classmates for similar expansions.
Element: ELA9LSV1.i
Employs group decision-making techniques such as brainstorming or a problem-solving sequence (e.g., recognizes problem, defines problem, identifies possible solutions, selects optimal solution, implements solution, evaluate solution).
Element: ELA9LSV1.j
Divides labor to achieve the overall group goal efficiently.
 

 
ELA9LSV2 Communication/Written/Oral Texts/Media
The student formulates reasoned judgments about written and oral communication in various media genres. The student delivers focused, coherent, and polished presentations that convey a clear and distinct perspective, demonstrate solid reasoning, and combine traditional rhetorical strategies of narration, exposistion, persuasion, and description. When responding to written and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions, and electronic media), the student
Element: ELA9LSV2.a
Assesses the ways language and delivery affect the mood and tone of the oral communication and impact the audience.
Element: ELA9LSV2.b
Analyzes the types of arguments used by the speaker, including argument by authority, emotion, and logic.
1 Resources
Element: ELA9LSV2.c
Formulates judgments about ideas under discussion and supports those judgments with convincing evidence.
Element: ELA9LSV2.d
Compares and contrasts the ways in which media genres (e.g., televised news, news magazines, documentaries, online information) cover the same event.
Element: ELA9LSV2.e
Creates an appropriate scoring guide to prepare, improve, and assess presentations.
Element: ELA9LSV2.f
Develops and applies criteria for assessing the effectiveness of the presentation, style, and content of films and other formsof electronic communication.
Element: ELA9LSV2.g
Identifies the aesthetic effects of a media presentation (e.g., layout, lighting, color, camera angles, background, etc.).
Element: ELA9LSV2.h
Identifies differences between the voice, tone, and diction used in media presentations (e.g., documentary films, news broadcasts, taped interviews) and informal speech.
1 Resources
 

 
T.ELA9LSV2.15
The student creates and enhances presentations and documents using appropriate elements and principles of design. (Examples might include repetition of a limited number of colors, fonts, or patterns, continuity of placement of elements, inclusion of images and sounds, etc.)
 

 
Communication/Presentations
The student formulates reasoned judgments about written and oral communication in various media genres. The student delivers focused, coherent, and polished presentations that convey a clear and distinct perspective, demonstrate solid reasoning, and combine traditional rhetorical strategies of narration, exposistion, persuasion, and description. When delivering and responding to presentations, the student:
Element: ELA9LSV2.a
Delivers narrative, expository, or persuasive presentations that incorporate the same elements found in that mode or genre of writing.
Element: ELA9LSV2.b
Applies appropriate interviewing techniqes (e.g., prepares and asks relevant questions; makes notes of responses; uses language that conveys maturity, sensitivity and respect; responds correctly and effectively to questions).
1 Resources
Element: ELA9LSV2.c
Delivers oral responses to literature that incorporate the same elements found in written literary analysis.
Element: ELA9LSV2.d
Uses props, visual aids, graphs, or electronic media to enhance the appeal and accuracy of presentations.
 

 
T.ELA9LSV3.15
The student creates and enhances presentations and documents using appropriate elements and principals of design. (Examples might include repetition of a limited number of colors, fonts, or patterns, continuity of placement of elements, inclusion of images and sounds, etc.)
 

 
T.ELA9LSV3.18
The student uses technology tools to convey information and ideas, communicate, and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
 

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