4th Grade Social Studies
Goal 1: The learner will apply the five themes of geography to North Carolina and its people.
1.01 Locate, in absolute and relative terms, major landforms, bodies of water and natural resources in North Carolina.
1.02 Describe and compare physical and cultural characteristics of the regions.
1.03 Suggest some influences that location has on life in North Carolina such as major cities, recreation areas, industry, and farms.
1.04 Evaluate ways the people of North Carolina used, modified, and adapted to the physical environment, past and present.
1.05 Assess human movement as it relates to the physical environment.

4th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 3: The learner will make connections with text through the use of oral language, written language, and media and technology.
3.01 Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama 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.
analyzing differences among genres.
making inferences and drawing conclusions about characters, events and themes.
3.02 Analyze characters, events, and plots within and between selections and cite supporting evidence.

Goal 1: The learner will analyze important geographic, political, economic, and social aspects of life in the region prior to the Revolutionary Period.
1.01 Assess the impact of geography on the settlement and developing economy of the Carolina colony.

8th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 5: The learner will respond to various literary genres using interpretive and evaluative processes.
5.01 Increase fluency, comprehension, and insight through a meaningful and comprehensive literacy program by:
using effective reading strategies to match type of text.
analyzing the effects of elements such as plot, theme, characterization, style, mood, and tone.
discussing the effects of such literary devices as figurative language, dialogue, flashback, allusion, irony, and symbolism.
analyzing and evaluating themes and central ideas in literature and other texts in relation to personal and societal issues.
analyzing and evaluating the relationships between and among characters, ideas, concepts, and/or experiences.

English III (High School)
Goal 5: The learner will interpret and evaluate representative texts to deepen understanding of literature of the United States.
5.01 Interpret the significance of literary movements as they have evolved through the literature of the United States by:
analyzing the characteristics of literary genres, including fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry, and how the selection of genre shapes meaning.
relating ideas, styles, and themes within literary movements of the United States.
understanding influences that progress through the literary movements of the United States.
evaluating the literary merit and/or historical significance of a work from Colonial Literature, the Romantic Era, Realism, the Modern Era, and Contemporary Literature.