CyberEnglish9 Standards

All standards and benchmarks begin with “By the end of CyberEnglish9 students will”

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A2 Read, interpret, and critically analyze literature
A2.2 Draw on a broad base of knowledge about the universal themes of literature such as initiation, love and duty, heroism, illusion and reality, salvation, death and rebirth and explain how these themes are developed in a particular work of literature.
A2.4 Develop, explain, and defend interpretations of complex literary works. (reading list)
A2.5 Explain how details of language, setting, plot, character, conflict, point of view, and voice in a work of literature combine to produce a dominant tone, effect, or theme (literary terms)
A3 Read and discuss literary and nonliterary texts in order to understand human experience
A3.1 Examine, explain, and evaluate, orally and in writing, various perspectives concerning individual, community, national, and world issues reflected in literary and nonliterary texts
A3.2 Develop and articulate, orally and in writing, defensible points of view on individual, community, national, and world issues reflected in literary and nonliterary texts
A3.3 Identify the devices an author uses to influence readers and critique the effectiveness of their use
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B1 Create or produce writing to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes
B1.2 Compose and publish analytic and reflective writing that conveys knowledge, experience, insights, and opinions to an intended audience
B1.3 Use rhetorical structures that divide complex thoughts into simpler ones, logical transitions from one thought to another, and language appropriate to the intended audience (6+1 traits)
B1.8 Write in a variety of situations (impromptu, over time, in collaboration, alone) and adapt strategies, such as revision, technology, and the use of reference materials, to the situation (ThinkBook)
B1.10 Write for a variety of readers, including peers, teachers and other adults, adapting content, style and structure to audience and situation
B2 Plan, revise, edit, and publish clear and effective writing (6+1 traits)
B2.1 Write essays demonstrating the capacity to communicate knowledge, opinions, and insights to an intended audience through a clear thesis and effective organization of supporting ideas
B2.2 Develop a composition through a series of drafts, using a revision strategy based on purpose and audience, personal style, self-awareness of strengths and weaknesses as a writer, and feedback from peers and teachers
B2.3 Given a writing assignment to be completed in a limited amount of time, produce a well developed, well organized, clearly written response in effective language and a voice appropriate for the audience and purpose
B3 Understand the function of various forms, structures, and punctuation marks of standard American English and use them appropriately in written communications (CyberGrammar)
B3.1 Understand the form and function of words, phrases, and clauses, including inter-related clauses in complex sentences, and use them effectively
B3.2 Use correct tenses, including conditionals, to indicate the relative order and relationship of events
B3.3 Employ principles of agreement, including subject-verb, pronoun-noun, and preposition-pronoun
B3.4 Punctuate compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences correctly, including appropriate use of dialogue, citations, colons, hyphens, dashes, ellipses, and italics
B3.5 Employ the conventions of capitalization
B3.6 Spell frequently used words correctly and use effective strategies for spelling unfamiliar words
B3.7 Recognize common errors in the use of language and know how (and when) to correct them
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C1 Prepare and deliver formal oral presentations appropriate to specific purposes and audiences
C1.1 Develop and deliver a speech that conveys information and ideas in a logical fashion for a selected audience, using language that clarifies and reinforces meaning
C1.3 Participate effectively in question-and-answer sessions following presentations
C1.5 Demonstrate confidence and poise during presentations, interacting effectively with the audience, and selecting language and gestures mindful of their effect.
C1.7 Interpret literary works orally, citing textual data in support of assertions
C1.9 Speak fluently with varied inflection and effective eye contact, enunciating clearly at an appropriate rate and volume
C3 Participate effectively in discussion
C3.2 Consider the ideas and opinions of other speakers thoughtfully before responding
C3.3 Evaluate the validity and adequacy of ideas, arguments, hypotheses, and evidence
C3.4 Be aware of and try to control counterproductive emotional responses to a speaker or ideas conveyed in a discussion
C3.7 Demonstrate the ability to extend a discussion by adding relevant information or by asking pertinent questions
C3.8 Explain and advance opinions by citing evidence and referring to authoritative sources
C3.10 Convey criticism in a respectful and supportive way
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D1 Develop their vocabulary and ability to use words, phrases, idioms, and various grammatical structures as a means of improving communication
D1.1 Examine the origin, history, denotation, connotation, and usage of English words and phrases by consulting dictionaries, thesauruses, handbooks, and other sources of information about the language
D1.3 Use language appropriate to the background, knowledge and age of an audience
D1.4 Recognize and exercise options in modes of expression and choice of words when speaking and writing, especially when revising written work
D2 Recognize and interpret various uses and adaptations of language in social, cultural, regional, and professional situations, and learn to be flexible and responsive in their use of English
D2.2 Evaluate the choice of words, expressions, and style considering the purpose and context of a communication
D2.3 Analyze and explain how immediate context and broader social, cultural, regional, and professional variables influence the use of language, citing characteristics such as level of formality, slang, jargon, and emotional impact
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E1 Use computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information
E1.1 Design, format, and produce attractive web pages for various purposes (Students' Pages)
E1.3 Integrate graphics appropriately into documents
E1.4 Retrieve and reproduce documents across various platforms
E1.5 Use online sources to exchange information (CyberDiscussion)
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F1 Conduct research and inquiry on self-selected or assigned topics, issues, or problems and use an appropriate for to communicate their findings (Multi-Genre Web Project)
F1.2 Use research tools found on the web, in school and college libraries, take notes, collect and classify sources, and develop strategies for finding and recording information
F1.8 Present findings in oral and written reports, correctly citing sources

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