Grade 11 Version: CPS05-06


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Writing


 
ELA11W1 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 a satisfying closure. The student
Element: ELA11W1.a
Establishes a clear, distinctive, and coherent thesis or perspective and maintains a consistent tone and focus throughout.
Element: ELA11W1.c
Constructs arguable topic sentences, when applicable, to guide unified paragraphs.
Element: ELA11W1.e
Writes text of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
16 Resources
Element: ELA11W1.f
Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, and posing and answering a questions).
1 Resources
Element: ELA11W1.g
Supports statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples.
1 Resources
Element: ELA11W1.b
Selects a focus, structure, and point of view relevant to the purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
5 Resources
Element: ELA11W1.d
Uses precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and active rather than passive voice.
4 Resources
 

 
ELA11W2 Genres/Narrative/Reflective/Investigative/Literary Analyses
The student demonstrates compentence in a variety of genres. The student produces narrative writing that applies polished narrative strategies acquired in previous grades, in other genres of writing such as reflective compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary analyes, 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 explain an idea or concept and/or convey information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently; the student:
Element: ELA11W2.a
Engages the interest of the reader.
1 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.b
Formulates a coherent thesis or controlling idea.
Element: ELA11W2.c
Coherently develops the controlling idea and/or supports the thesis by incorporating evidence from both primary and secondary sources, as applicable.
32 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.d
Conveys information and ideas from primary and secondary sources, when applicable, accurately and coherently.
32 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.e
Includes a variety of information on relevant perspectives, as applicable.
2 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.f
Maintains coherence by relating all topic sentences to the thesis or controlling idea, as applicable.
Element: ELA11W2.g
Structures ideas and arguments effectively in a sustained way and follows an organizational pattern appropriate to the purpose and intended audience of the essay.
11 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.h
Demonstrates an understanding of the elements of expository discourse (e.g., purpose, speaker, audience, form).
Element: ELA11W2.i
Incorporates elements of discourse from other writing genres into exposition.
4 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.j
Enhances meaning by employing rhetorical devices, including the use of parallelism, repetition, and analogy.
Element: ELA11W2.k
Uses language, point of view, characterization, style, and related elements effectively for specific rhetorical and aesthetic purposes.
26 Resources
Element: ELA11W2.l
Attains closure (e.g., by including a detailed summary of the main points, restating the thesis, generalizing the thesis or controlling 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 that clearly, logically, and purposefully applies persuasive writing strategies acquired in previous grades in other genres of writing and in a variety of writing situations such as expository compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary analysis, by raising the level of critical thinking skills and rhetorical techniques and the sophistication of the language and style .
 

 
Genres/Technical Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student produces technical writing that clearly, logically, and purposefully applies technical writing strategies acquired in previous grades in other genres of writing and in a variety of writing situations such as expository compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary analysis, by raising the level of critical thinking skills and rhetorical techniques and the sophistication of the language and style .
 

 
ELA11W3 Research and Technology
The student uses research and technology to support writing. The student
Element: ELA11W3.a
Formulates clear research questions and utilizes appropriate research venues (e.g., library, electronic media, personal interview, survey) to locate and incoporate evidence from primary and secondary sources.
32 Resources
Element: ELA11W3.b
Uses supporting evidence from multiple sources to develop the main ideas within the body of a reasearched essay, a composition, or a technical document.
3 Resources
Element: ELA11W3.c
Synthesizes information from multiple sources and identifies complexities, discrepancies, and different perspectives found in a variety of media (e.g., almanacs, microfiche, news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, technical documents).
3 Resources
Element: ELA11W3.d
Integrates quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas.
1 Resources
Element: ELA11W3.e
Uses appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to an appropriate style manual such as Modern Language Association Handbook, The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, American Psychological Association, etc.
1 Resources
Element: ELA11W3.f
Uses systematic strategies to organize and record information (e.g., anecdotal scripting, annotated bibliographies).
1 Resources
Element: ELA11W3.g
Designs and publishes documents, using such aids as advanced publishing software and graphic programs.
 

 
T.ELA11W6.19
The student assesses the validity of information on a website.
 

 
T.ELA11W6.20
The student uses search strategies and navigational skills to locate and retrieve information on approved CCSD online resources.
 

 
T.ELA11W6.21
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.
 

 
ELA11W4 Timed and Process Writing
The student practices both timed and process writing and, when applicable, uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student
Element: ELA11W4.a
Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Element: ELA11W4.b
Revises writing to improve the logic and coherence of the organization and controlling perspective.
Element: ELA11W4.c
Revises writing for specific audiences, purposes, and formality of the contexts.
Element: ELA11W4.d
Revises writing to sharpen the precision of word choice and achieve desired tone.
Element: ELA11W4.e
Revises text to highlight the individual voice and to improve sentence variety and style.
Element: ELA11W4.f
Edits writing to improve word choice, grammar, punctuation, etc.
 

 
T.ELA11W7.7
The student uses brainstorming/webbing software in planning, organizing, and prewriting.
 

 
T.ELA11W7.12
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


 
ELA11C1 Usage/Grammar
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: ELA11C1.a
Demonstrates an understanding of proper English usage and control of grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, diction, and syntax.
12 Resources
Element: ELA11C1.b
Correctly uses clauses (e.g., main and subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and participal), and mechanics of punctuation (e.g., end marks, commas, semicolons, quotation marks, colons, ellipses, hyphens).
4 Resources
Element: ELA11C1.c
Demonstrates an understanding of sentence construction (e.g., subordination, proper placement of modifiers, parallel structure) and proper English usage (e.g., consistency of verb tenses, agreement).
10 Resources
 

 
ELA11C2 Manuscript Form
The student demonstrates understanding of manuscript form, realizing that different forms of writing require different formats. The student
Element: ELA11C2.a
Produces writing that conforms to appropriate manuscript requirements.
4 Resources
Element: ELA11C2.b
Produces legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the conventions of punctuation and capitalization.
5 Resources
Element: ELA11C2.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: ELA11C2.d
Includes formal works cited or bibliography when applicable.
1 Resources
 

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing


 
ELA11LSV1 Verbal Interactions
The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions. The student
Element: ELA11LSV1.a
Initiates new topics in addition to responding to adult-initiated topics.
2 Resources
Element: ELA11LSV1.b
Asks relevant questions.
Element: ELA11LSV1.c
Responds to questions with appropriate information.
Element: ELA11LSV1.d
Actively solicits another person's comments or opinion.
Element: ELA11LSV1.e
Offers own opinion forcefully without domineering.
Element: ELA11LSV1.f
Volunteers contributions and responds when directly solicited by teacher or discussion leader.
Element: ELA11LSV1.g
Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.
Element: ELA11LSV1.h
Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a reponse when asked to do so; asks classmates for similar expansions.
Element: ELA11LSV1.i
Employ 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, evaluates solution).
Element: ELA11LSV1.j
Divides labor so as to acheive the overall group goal efficiently.
 

 
ELA11LSV2 Communication/Visual/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, exposition, persuasion, and description. When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions, and electronic media), the student:
Element: ELA11LSV2.a
Recognizes strategies used by media to inform, persuade, entertain (e.g., advertisements, perpetuation of stereotypes, use of visual representations, special effects, language).
2 Resources
Element: ELA11LSV2.b
Analyzes visual or aural techniques used in a media message for a particular audience and evaluates their effectiveness.
Element: ELA11LSV2.c
Develops and applies criteria for assessing the effectiveness of the presentation, style, and content of films and other forms of electronic communication.
Element: ELA11LSV2.d
Identifies the aesthetic effects of a media presentation (e.g., layout, lighting, color, camera angles, background, etc.)
Element: ELA11LSV2.e
Analyzes the effect of dialect and language on positive or negative stereotypes among social groups.
3 Resources
 

 
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, exposition, persuasion, and description. When delivering and responding to presentations, the student:
Element: ELA11LSV2.a
Uses effective and interesting language, including informal expressions for effect, Standard American English for clarity, technical language for specificity.
2 Resources
Element: ELA11LSV2.b
Evaluates and uses different effects (e.g., visual, music, sound, graphics) to create competent presentations or productions.
Element: ELA11LSV2.c
Analyzes effective speeches made for a variety of purposes and prepares and delivers a speech containing these same features.
Element: ELA11LSV2.d
Delivers oral presentations that incorporate the elements of narration, exposition, persuasion, and/or literary analysis.
 

 
T.ELA11LSV3.15
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.)
 

 
T.ELA11LSV3.18
The student uses technology tools to convey information and ideas, communicate, and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
 

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