• Key learning objectives for the text Collections


    Collection One - Bold Actions

     Learning Objectives:
    • Identify, analyze, and make inferences about the elements of plot in a short story
    • Analyze and compare news stories about the same event from various sources
    • Analyze the elements of a myth and to determine two or more themes
    • Understand how the elements of form and the use of alliteration emphasize ideas and meaning in a poem
    • Identify, analyze, and draw conclusions about an author's purpose for writing informational texts
    Collection Two - Perception and Reality
    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify elements of a folk tale and summarize the story
    • Learn how to analyze a poem's form as well as the use of figurative language and sound devices to understand their effects on meaning
    • Analyze how text features contribute to a text and to summarize text objectively
    • Analyze the purpose of public art and the techniques used to create the illusion of three-dimensionality
    • Identify and analyze how setting affects character's traits, motivations, and actions
    • Analyze the elements of a drama and make comparisons between an script and a performance
    Collection Three - Nature at Work
    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify features of a memoir and analyze the author's style
    • Identify elements of Shakespearean language, interpret meaning, and analyze a soliloquy
    • Determine the theme of a short story and to analyze word choice an style
    • Analyze elements of an expository essay and its structure
    • Analyze poetic form and learn how poets use figurative language to express feelings and ideas
    Collection Four - Risk and Exploration
    Learning Objectives:
    • Trace and evaluate an argument
    • Identify tone and evaluate the reasoning used to support a claim
    • Analyze the structure of an informational text and paraphrase central ideas and details
    • Identify and analyze how imagery and extended metaphor can express a particular message or idea
    Collection Five - The Stuff of Consumer Culture (extension unit)
    Learning Objectives:
    • Identify cause-and-effect patterns of organization in an informational text and draw conclusions from the text and graphics
    • Identify features of an author's style and make inferences using textual details and their own knowledge
    • Analyze a poem's form and identify theme and irony
    • Identify elements of science fiction and analyze a story to determine its theme
    Collections Six - Guided by a Cause (extension unit)
    Learning Objectives:
    • Determine central ideas and details, analyze chronological order, and analyze authors' writings on the same topic
    • Analyze points of view in a text and compare and contrast different genres
    • Identify and analyze elements  of a personal essay and determine and author's point of view
    • Analyze the purpose of a documentary and understand the features used in it
    • Analyze a poet's style and determine theme
    • Analyze methods of characterization and flashback in a story 
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