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Language Arts (Updated July 2003)
Language Arts - Advanced Composition
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Listening, Speaking and Viewing | Reading and Literature | Research and Media Literacy | Writing
 


Reading and Literature

PS1: INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS
The learner will be able to read to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize ideas, arguments and perspectives represented in a wide variety of informational materials.
  
ллл LA.AC.1.1Reading Behaviors
The learner will be able to read magazines, newspapers, charts, graphs, and technical documents for pleasure and self improvement.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce 0.5 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #1
  
ллл LA.AC.1.2Construct Meaning: Critical
The learner will be able to read critically asks pertinent questions, recognizes assumptions and implications, and evaluates ideas.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #2
  
ллл LA.AC.1.3Main Idea
The learner will be able to identify, comprehend and summarize the main and subordinate ideas in a written work.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Comprehension Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #5
  
л LA.AC.1.4Fact and Opinion
The learner will be able to distinguish between fact and opinion.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce 0.5 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #7
  

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LA.AC.1.5Literal Comprehension
The learner will be able to use literal comprehension skills (e.g., sequencing, explicitly stated main idea).
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Comprehension Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #10
  

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LA.AC.1.6Inferential Comprehension
The learner will be able to use inferential comprehension skills (e.g., predictions, comparisons, conclusions, and implicitly stated main ideas).
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #11
  
PS2: LITERATURE
The learner will be able to read, respond to, and critique historically and culturally significant works of literature in order to understand their importance and relationship to past and present cultures.
  
ллл LA.AC.2.1Literature Types
The learner will be able to read poems, short stories, essays, and novels.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Comprehension Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #1
  
ллл LA.AC.2.2Literature Types II
The learner will be able to read and analyze plays, song lyrics, essays, and other non-fiction.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   (a)
  

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LA.AC.2.3Print/Non Print
The learner will be able to use a variety of print and non-print resources (e.g., films recordings, theater, computer databases) as parts of the study of literature.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #13
  

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LA.AC.2.4Purposes
The learner will be able to gain insight into human behavior from the study of literature.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Synthesis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #20
  
л LA.AC.2.5Interpretation
The learner will be able to create hypothesis and predict outcomes.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Synthesis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #21
  
ллл LA.AC.2.6Novel Analysis
The learner will be able to read, discuss, and analyze book-length works of fiction and nonfiction representing diversity (e.g., gender, ethnicity, and nationality).
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Synthesis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #26
  
PS3: VOCABULARY
The learner will be able to extend knowledge of complex and specialized vocabulary in interdisciplinary contexts.
  
л LA.AC.3.1Context
The learner will be able to learn that words gather meaning from their context and carry connotation and denotation.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #6
  
ллл LA.AC.3.2New Vocabulary
The learner will be able to acquire new vocabulary through reading and listening; demonstrate progress through speaking and writing.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #9
  

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LA.AC.3.3Structural Analysis
The learner will be able to define unfamiliar words by using appropriate structural analysis skills including prefixes, suffixes, root words, and context clues.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #12
  

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LA.AC.3.4SAT Vocabulary
The learner will be able to acquire, understand, and apply vocabulary appropriate for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the freshman year in college.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Master 15.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #9; Cobb County School District
  
ллл LA.AC.3.5Literary Terms
The learner will be able to recognize, understand, and apply appropriate poetry and general literary terms.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce 1.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #9; Cobb County School District
  
ллл LA.AC.3.6Subject-Specific Literary Terms
The learner will be able to acquire, understand, and apply terms appropriate for general literary, poetry analysis, film analysis, and persuasion analysis purposes.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Master 4.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #9; Cobb County School District
  
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Writing

PS4: STANDARD AMERICAN ENGLISH
The learner will be able to demonstrate consistent control of Standard American English and consistently apply the structures and features of language appropriate to the purpose, audience and context of the work.
  
ллл LA.AC.4.1Mechanics
The learner will be able to write Standard American English sentences with correct verb forms, punctuation, capitalization, possessives, plural forms and other mechanics, word choice, and spelling.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #15
  
л LA.AC.4.2Computer
The learner will be able to compose and revise on a computer.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #25
  
ллл LA.AC.4.3Grammar/Mechanics
The learner will be able to be precise in punctuation, capitalization, spelling, and other elements of manuscript form.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #32
  
PS5: WRITING PROCESS
The learner will be able to use a process approach to produce coherent, multi-paragraph compositions that reflect analysis and synthesis of ideas for a variety of purposes and audiences, with complexity of thought and structure.
  
ллл LA.AC.5.1Purposes
The learner will be able to write for many purposes including, but not limited to personal (journals, diaries, stories, poems), social (friendly letters, thank-you notes, invitations), academic (themes, reports, essays, analyses, critiques), and business (letters, memos, and applications) writing.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application, Synthesis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #19
  

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LA.AC.5.2Specifics and Generalizations
The learner will be able to comprehend, develop, and use specifics and generalizations.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce 1.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #8
  

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LA.AC.5.3Conclusions
The learner will be able to defend conclusions rationally.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #22
  
ллл LA.AC.5.4Writing Process
The learner will be able to refine all areas of the writing process including prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading, and publishing.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #29
  
ллл LA.AC.5.5Types of Writing
The learner will be able to use a variety of writing modes such as describing, telling, explaining, persuading, interpreting, or researching, with emphasis on formal expository writing.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application, Synthesis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #30
  

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LA.AC.5.6Peer Editing
The learner will be able to work with classmates to analyze, evaluate, and offer feedback on his own and others' writing for all elements of content, grammar, and style.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Master   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #18, 8, 22; Cobb County School District
  
ллл LA.AC.5.7Elements of Writing
The learner will be able to develop and master skills in all elements of style and content of writing, including but not limited to power, word choice, mature sentence structure, sufficient detail and support for ideas, and creative/interesting introductions and conclusions which reflect synthesis of ideas.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Synthesis Master   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #18; Cobb County School District
  
ллл LA.AC.5.8Elements of Writing II
The learner will be able to acquire and develop skills in all elements of voice and tone, including but not limited to diction, word choice, audience, purpose, informality versus formality, and power.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Develop   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #18; Cobb County School District
  
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Listening, Speaking and Viewing

PS6: LISTENING
The learner will be able to listen critically to process multiple information sources, to expand content knowledge, and to evaluate for decision making.
  
ллл LA.AC.6.1Taking Notes
The learner will be able to take notes on the main and subordinate ideas in lectures and discussions and report accurately what others have said.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #3
  
л LA.AC.6.2Purposes
The learner will be able to recognize speaker's purpose and identifies verbal and nonverbal components of communication ( body language, facial expression, gestures).
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #16
  

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LA.AC.6.3Teamwork
The learner will be able to work as a team member to solve problems.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #24
  
PS7: DELIVER PRESENTATIONS
The learner will be able to deliver polished formal and extemporaneous presentations that reflect an awareness of audience and combine traditional rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description.
  

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LA.AC.7.1Audience
The learner will be able to use language appropriate to audience and situation.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #17
  
л LA.AC.7.2Clarity
The learner will be able to speak so others can hear and understand.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #23
  
ллл LA.AC.7.3Convincing Arguments
The learner will be able to develop orderly and convincing arguments.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Reinforce 1.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #27
  
ллл LA.AC.7.4Conceiving/Developing Ideas
The learner will be able to conceive and develop ideas about a topic for the purpose of speaking to a group, choose and organize related ideas, present them clearly in standard American English, and evaluate similar presentations by others.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Reinforce 1.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #28
  
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PS8: INTERPRET MEDIA
The learner will be able to analyze a wide range of media in order to evaluate the cognitive, affective, and ethical dimensions of the message.
 

Research and Media Literacy

PS8: RESEARCH AND PUBLISH
The learner will be able to formulate research questions, analyze and evaluate information from primary and secondary sources, and publish documented findings in a variety of formats.
  
ллл LA.AC.8.1Research Process
The learner will be able to use research process: selecting topic, formulating questions, identifying key words, choosing sources, skimming, paraphrasing, note taking, organizing, summarizing, and presenting.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Reinforce 10.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #4
  

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LA.AC.8.2Draw Conclusions
The learner will be able to draw reasoned conclusions from various sources.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Synthesis Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #14
  
ллл LA.AC.8.3Refine Research Process
The learner will be able to refine the research process; quote, paraphrase, and summarize accurately; and cite sources properly according to a standard style sheet (MLA, APA, or others).
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Evaluation Reinforce   Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #31
  

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LA.AC.8.4Evaluate Sources
The learner will be able to identify and evaluate appropriate/valid internet sites for informational and research purposes.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Analysis Develop 2.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #4; Cobb County School District
  
ллл LA.AC.8.5Internet Search
The learner will be able to develop skills in searching and retrieving information from appropriate online databases.
Bloom's Scope Hours Source
Application Reinforce 1.0 Quality Core Curriculum, December 2000, Advanced Composition, #4; Cobb County School District
  
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