Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Unit 1: Introduction to Language Arts

Expected Unit Length: 2 Weeks
Major Assessments: N/A
Minor Assessments: 8 Journal Entries
Points Possible: TBA

Unit Summary: 
This is an introductory unit that will inform students and parents of the expectations and structures of the Mr.Ta's Classroom.  Besides reviewing school policies, students will set short-term and long-term goals for the class, as well study the idea of intelligence and education.

RI.10.8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
SL.10.1. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grades 9-10 topics, texts, and issues, building on other’s ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
W.10.10. Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a ran\ge of tasks, 

Unit Objectives:
After reviewing the course syllabus, students will understand the rules, procedures, and structure of the classroom, as well as conceptualize the goals of the course.  In addition, students will set long-term and short-term goals for the school year.  They will also write about their experience with Language Arts.  

More to Come.

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