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EI.1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies. EI.1.1.9.B. Use context clues, knowledge of root words, and word origins as well as reference sources to decode and understand new words.
EI.1.1.9.C. Use vocabulary across all academic content areas that demonstrates knowledge of literal and figurative meanings of words, nuances, or connotations of words, and word origins.
EI.1.1.9.D. Demonstrate comprehension of grade level text using before reading, during reading, and after reading strategies such as comparing and contrasting within and among texts, and evaluating an author's purpose and position.
EI.1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text. EI.1.2.9.C. Distinguish between essential and nonessential information across a variety of texts from all academic content areas, identifying bias or propaganda where present.
EI.1.2.9.E. Read, understand, and respond to essential content in a variety of informational texts and documents across all academic content areas.
EI.1.3. Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students read and respond to works of literature. EI.1.3.9.B. Analyze the characteristics of poetry, prose, drama, novels, short stories, essays, and other basic genres, explaining the appropriateness of the form chosen by an author for a specific purpose.
EI.1.3.9.D. Analyze the use and effectiveness of literary devices (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, symbolism, metaphor, hyperbole, imagery, foreshadowing, and flashback) used by one or more authors in a variety of genres.
EI.1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content. EI.1.5.9.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic. EI.1.5.9.B.1. Gather, organize, and determine validity and reliability of information.
EI.1.5.9.F. Use grade appropriate conventions of language when writing and editing. EI.1.5.9.F.1. Spell all words correctly. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
EI.1.5.9.F.2. Use capital letters correctly.
EI.1.5.9.F.3. Punctuate correctly Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Punctuation
EI.1.5.9.F.4. Use correct grammar and sentence formation. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Usage
EI.1.8. Research: Students gather information from a variety of sources, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information they obtain to answer research questions. EI.1.8.9.B. Conduct inquiry and research on self selected or assigned topics, issues, or problems using information from a variety of sources and document sources by using a consistent format for citations. EI.1.8.9.B.1. Organize information logically as it relates to research topic.