Discipline: English/Language Arts

(Scope and Sequence: Quarter 3, approximately two to three weeks)

Grade Level: Middle Grades

©Literacy Design Collaborative. September 2011

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The Power of Language (Communication is More than Language)
To separate an intellectual whole in order to investigate and evaluate its parts; the results of such thinking.
A form of reasoning designed to demonstrate the truth of a particular point of view. A statement offered as proof or evidence of the veracity of a point of view with the goal of persuading a reader or listener to agree.
To work together; to cooperate to achieve a goal or complete a task.
The end or last part of something; often includes a judgment, decision, or call to respond to what has been read, discussed, etc.
The accepted ways or techniques of communicating in writing, drama, literature, art, etc.
The believability or truthfulness of someone or something.
A conclusion or appraisal that is based on a careful evaluation.
A brief literary composition focused on a particular subject; it usually presents an author’s personal point of view.
To judge the value or worth of something.
A meaning that exaggerates or alters the literal meaning of a word, sentence, essay, etc.
A kind, class, or category, especially of an artistic or literary work.
How words combine to form sentences; can include syntax, morphology, phonology, and semantics.
A visual representation of an idea, concept, subject, etc. used to enhance learning and the organization and recall of what is learned.
The individual aspects of a piece of writing such as its theme, conflict, characterization, setting, tone, perspective, etc. and how an author uses these to communicate his/her ideas.
What a writer expresses and a reader understands. It is communicated by the words, phrases, and sentences that describe objects, concepts, and the context of a piece of writing.
A story that describes a sequence of events; can be fiction or nonfiction.
A form of writing in which an author gives an account of something he/she believes to be true, as opposed to fiction which recounts events that are imagined by the author. Examples include essays, documentaries, histories, journals, etc.
To restate in another form or different words, often to make the meaning more clear or to reflect in one’s own words what another has already stated.
To copy or imitate another’s work (ideas, language, thoughts, etc.) and present it as one’s own original work.
A piece of writing constructed in meter and verse.
Common speech or writing that does not have a particular metrical structure.
A sober, intentional, and careful consideration.
Something that relates to the subject under consideration.
Scholarly investigation or careful study for the purpose of presenting accurate and detailed information about a topic, person, and so on.
The study or art of using language to communicate effectively, often to persuade or influence.
The way the parts of something are arranged to form a whole.
The way something is said, expressed, performed, or completed; it is the unique way of communicating that sets a person, piece of writing, speech, etc. a part from others.
To list or review the main points.
A word with the same – or close to the same – meaning as another word or words.
The literal or precise meaning of something.
The main idea, subject, or topic.
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