4th Grade Social Studies
Goal 2: The learner will examine the importance of the role of ethnic groups and examine the multiple roles they have played in the development of North Carolina.
2.01 Locate and describe American Indians in North Carolina, past and present.
2.02 Trace the growth and development of immigration to North Carolina, over time from Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
2.03 Describe the similarities and differences among people of North Carolina, past and present.
2.04 Describe how different ethnic groups have influenced culture, customs and history of North Carolina.
Goal 3: The learner will trace the history of colonization in North Carolina and evaluate its significance for diverse people's ideas.
3.01 Assess changes in ways of living over time and determine whether the changes are primarily political, economic, or social.
3.02 Identify people, symbols, events, and documents associated with North Carolina's history.
3.03 Examine the Lost Colony and explain its importance in the settlement of North Carolina.
3.04 Compare and contrast ways in which people, goods, and ideas moved in the past with their movement today.

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:
main idea and supporting details.
author's choice of words.
author's use of figurative language.\

8th Grade Social Studies
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.
1.02 Identify and describe American Indians who inhabited the regions that became Carolina and assess their impact on the colony.
1.03 Compare and contrast the relative importance of differing economic, geographic, religious, and political motives for European exploration.
1.04 Evaluate the impact of the Columbian Exchange on the cultures of American Indians, Europeans, and Africans.
1.05 Describe the factors that led to the founding and settlement of the American colonies including religious persecution, economic opportunity, adventure, and forced migration.
1.06 Identify geographic and political reasons for the creation of a distinct North Carolina colony and evaluate the effects on the government and economics of the colony.
1.07 Describe the roles and contributions of diverse groups, such as American Indians, African Americans, European immigrants, landed gentry, tradesmen, and small farmers to everyday life in colonial North Carolina, and compare them to the other colonies.
Goal 3: The learner will identify key events and evaluate the impact of reform and expansion in North Carolina during the first half of the 19th century.
3.01 Describe the causes of the War of 1812 and analyze the impact of the war on North Carolina and the nation.
3.02 Investigate the conditions that led to North Carolina's economic, political, and social decline during this period and assess the implications for the future development of the state.
3.03 Identify and evaluate the impact of individual reformers and groups and assess the effectiveness of their programs.
3.04 Describe the development of the institution of slavery in the State and nation, and assess its impact on the economic, social, and political conditions.
3.05 Compare and contrast different perspectives among North Carolinians on the national policy of Removal and Resettlement of American Indian populations.

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 4: The learner will critically analyze text to gain meaning, develop thematic connections, and synthesize ideas.
4.01 Interpret meaning for an audience by:
examining the functions and the effects of narrative strategies such as plot, conflict, suspense, point of view, characterization, and dialogue.
interpreting the effect of figures of speech (e.g., personification, oxymoron) and the effect of devices of sound (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia).
analyzing stylistic features such as word choice and links between sense and sound.
identifying ambiguity, contradiction, irony, parody, and satire.
demonstrating how literary works reflect the culture that shaped them.
4.02 Develop thematic connections among works by:
connecting themes that occur across genres or works from different time periods.
using specific references to validate connections.
examining how representative elements such as mood, tone, and style impact the development of a theme.
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.