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     Our current unit:          poetry
     Learning targets for this unit include:
    • I  can determine the theme of a text.
    • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases including figurative and connotative meanings.
    • I can analyze the impact of rhymes and repetitions of sounds on poems.
    • I can analyze how a poem's form or structure contributes to its meaning.
    • I can compare and contrast a written peom to its audio version.
    • I can use knowledge of language conventions when reading and writing poetry.
    • I can demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
    • I can interpret figures of speech in context.
    • I can use the relationship between words to better understand each of the words.
    • I can distinguish between the connotation and denotations of words.
  • Independent Reading      
    Students are required to read a book at home for 30 minutes per evening. This book should be a book he/she enjoys reading.  All students will be required to talk and write about their book during class.  
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