READING AND LITERATURE - Students in Wisconsin will
read and respond to a wide range of writing to build an understanding of
written materials, of themselves, and of others.
- Students in Wisconsin will write clearly and effectively to share
information and knowledge, to influence and persuade, to create and
LANGUAGE - Students in Wisconsin will listen to understand and will speak
clearly and effectively for diverse purposes.
- Students in Wisconsin will apply their knowledge of the nature, grammar,
and variations of American English.
effective reading strategies to achieve their purposes in reading.
knowledge of the visual features of texts, such as headings and bold face
print, and structures of texts, such as chronology and cause-and-effect,
as aids to comprehension.
purposeful reading and writing habits by using texts to find information,
gain understanding of diverse viewpoints, make decisions, and enjoy the
experience of reading.
||Select, summarize, paraphrase,
analyze, and evaluate, orally and in writing, passages of texts chosen for
or produce writing to communicate with different audiences for a variety
||Write a coherent and
complete expository piece, with sufficient detail to fulfill its purpose,
sufficient evidence to support its assertions, language appropriate for
its intended audience, and organization achieved through clear
coordination and subordination of ideas.
clear and pertinent responses to verbal or visual material that
communicate, explain, and interpret the reading or viewing experience to a
communicate information, opinions, and ideas effectively to different
audiences for a variety of purposes.
between formal and informal contexts and employ an appropriate style of
speaking, adjusting language, gestures, rate and volume according to
audience and purpose.
to and comprehend oral communications.
appropriate choices when speaking and writing, such as formal or informal
language, considering the purpose and context of the communication.
NOTE: Nonfiction text is
also addressed in the History of English and the Eyewitness Classics
||To use text structure to aid
||Identify and explain information, main
ideas, and the organization of informational text.
||Inferring and drawing conclusions from
||Identifying types of information in
order to categorize data.
||Write a coherent and expository piece
to explain or interpret the visuals and written text.
||To present an oral presentation of
material read to include:
a. content, such as summary, specific
details, and/or oral read
b. speaking components: audience, volume,
||Listen and take notes on
||Develop thinking skills necessary for