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We will respond to many texts by employing personal experiences and critical analysis. We will apply the conventions of standard English in writing and speaking. We will evaluate the content, organization, and language use of a variety of texts. 
1st Quarter writing narrative stories and evidence based essays, reading to determine theme or central idea citing textual evidence and understanding figurative language, engaging in collaborative discussions, use technology appropriately 
2nd Quarter writing persuasive and argumentative essays, reading and analyzing informational text, engaging in collaborative discussions, use technology for research
3rd Quarter writing a variety of expository texts (compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect,) reading short stories, poems, and plays, engaging in collaborative discussions, use technology effectively 
4th Quarter writing with intention and purpose for a variety of situations, reading for pleasure and information for self growth and edification, listening and speaking to clarify, extend, and challenge information presented, use technology to enhance presentation