4th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 2: The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed.
2.01 Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text and to clarify meaning of vocabulary (e.g., reread the text, consult other sources, ask for help, paraphrase, question).
2.02 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.
2.03 Read a variety of texts, including:
fiction (legends, novels, folklore, science fiction).
nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals).
poetry (concrete, haiku).
drama (skits, plays).
2.04 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.
mood.
author's use of figurative language.

8th Grade English Language Arts
Goal 1: The learner will use language to express individual perspectives through analysis of personal, social, cultural, and historical issues.
1.02 Analyze expressive materials that are read, heard, and/or viewed by:
monitoring comprehension for understanding of what is read, heard and/or viewed.
reviewing the characteristics of expressive works.
determining the importance of literary effects on the reader/viewer/listener.
making connections between works, self and related topics
drawing inferences.
1.04 Reflect on learning experiences by:
evaluating how personal perspectives are influenced by society, cultural differences, and historical issues.
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 1: The learner will demonstrate increasing insight and reflection to print and non-print text through personal expression.
1.02 Reflect and respond expressively to texts so that the audience will:
discover multiple perspectives.
investigate connections between life and literature.
explore how the student's life experiences influence his or her response to the selection.
recognize how the responses of others may be different.
articulate insightful connections between life and literature.
consider cultural or historical significance.
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.