English: Composition, Literature and Literacy Competencies

 

1. LITERATURE

Comprehend, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide range and level of complex literary and informational texts.

Read literature with sensitivity and understanding, paying close attention to language, imagery, argument, and idea.

Students should be able to make connections between literature, their lives, and their learning in other contexts.

2. COMPOSITION

Produce clear and coherent writing for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. Writing will include (but not limited to): Personal responses, journal entries, short stories and extended fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, essays, literary analysis, dialogues, graphic novel and film.

3. RESEARCH

Conduct short and sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating an understanding of the subject under investigation.  

4. SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of discussions, responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives and expressing ideas clearly and persuasively.

5. SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Present information, findings and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective.

6. LANGUAGE

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.