This unit meets the North Carolina Standard Course of Study requirements for English and Language Arts by
meeting the following competencies:
1.1 Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words
(graphophonic, syntactic, semantic).
1.3 Identify key words and discover their meanings and relationships through a variety of strategies.
1.5 Use word reference materials (e.g., glossary, dictionary, thesaurus) to identify and comprehend unknown
2.2 Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, and viewing by:
- setting a purpose using prior knowledge and text information.
- making predictions.
- formulating questions.
- locating relevant information.
-making connections with previous experiences, information, and ideas.
2.4 Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine
the:-plot, theme, main idea and supporting details, author's choice of words.
2.5 Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text.
2.6 Summarize major points from fiction and nonfiction text(s) to clarify and retain information and ideas.
2.8 Verify the meaning or accuracy of the author's statement(s) by referencing the text or other resources.
3.1 Respond to fiction using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes by:
- analyzing the impact of authors' word choice and context.
- examining the reasons for characters' actions.
- identifying and examining characters' motives.
-considering a situation or problem from different characters' points of view.
3.2 Analyze characters, events, and plots from different selections and cite supporting evidence.
3.3 Consider the ways language and visuals bring characters to life, enhance plot development, and produce
4.2 Use oral and written language to: present information and ideas in a clear, concise manner, discuss,
interview, solve problems, make decisions.
4.5 Use planning strategies to generate topics and organize ideas (e.g., brainstorming, mapping, webbing,
4.10 Use technology as a tool to gather, organize, and present information.