Dupont Park Adventist School

The School with the Eternal Advantage

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English
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SIXTH GRADE
 
Viewing
  • Scan for a specific purpose using visual media
  • Define and interpret examples of literary forms from visual media

 Listening

  • Adapt listening strategies to fit various situations
  • Analyze presentations using established criteria
  • Follow multi-step instructions

 

Reading

  • Adapt pace and reading techniques
  • Understand specific devices an author uses to accomplish purpose
  • Recognize and determine meaning of non-standard usage – images, slang, dialects
  • Read for comprehension and application 

 

Speaking

  • Use effective speaking skills in varied situations
  • Use appropriate verbal and non-verbal techniques for oral presentations

 

Visually Representing

  • Produce visual media to support an opinion
  • Generate visual media to compare and contrast information
  • Design visual media to conduct an interview
  • Demonstrate how media effects the coverage of events or issues

 

Writing

  • Begin word processing in all subject areas
  • Practice the writing process
  • Use characteristics of good writing
  • Write entertaining and complete stories
  • Check for effective transitions between sentences to unify ideas
  • Write clear, coherent, and focused essays and reports including footnotes and italics

 

 

SEVENTH GRADE

 Viewing

  • Understand how the type of media affects coverage of events or issues
  • Draw conclusions from details in visual media to answer specific questions
  • Scan, infer, and summarize for a specific purpose using visual media

 

Listening 

  • Listen with an open mind
  • Analyze the accuracy and validity of spoken information

 

Reading

  • Increase word knowledge through vocabulary development across the curriculum
  • Use reading for communication
  • Consult other sources to clarify meaning
  • Choose appropriate word meaning

 

Speaking

  • Identify strategies used by speakers in oral presentations
  • Ask questions to elaborate and clarify ideas
  • Use correct vocabulary in speech

 

Visually Representing

  • Develop visual media for taking, keeping, and rev
  • Create visual media to clarify ideas
  • Construct visual media to support a presentation

 

Writing

  • Practice the writing process
  • Use characteristics of good writing
  • Write simple, compound, and complex sentences
  • Vary persuasive words
  • Expand uses of punctuation
  • Use technical terms correctly
  • Cite information in appropriate ways; e.g. footnote, bibliography, endnote
  • Write essays within a given timeframe

 


EIGHTH GRADE
Viewing
  • Locate and interpret examples of literary forms from visual media
  • Define aspects of media production and distribution
  • Determine the cause and effect of detailed answers to extend the understanding of visual media
  • Use figurative language from visual media and answer specific questions to demonstrate understanding

 

Listening 

  • Analyze presentations by purpose
  • Analyze propaganda and argumentation

 

Reading

  • Develop study skills
  • Use specific strategies to understand confusing parts of text; e.g. predict, clarify, question, and summarize
  • Read for comprehension and application

 

Speaking

  • Analyze the impact of media on consumers
  • Participate in group discussions; refine and use cooperative group processes

 

Visually Representing

  • Create visual media to support a presentation
  • Model visual media techniques to show the impact on a particular audience

 

Writing

  • Practice the writing process
  • Begin using characteristics of good writing
  • Continue enhancing the writing modes
  • Narrow the topic to achieve an appropriate focus
  • State main idea clearly in a cohesive one sentence thesis
  • Write documents related to career development

 

 

Dupont Park Adventist School
3942 Alabama Ave S.E. | Washington, DC 20020