Unit 3 Media Literacy:I can...
Unit 4 Research:I can...
- evaluate different types of print and digital media for accuracy of information, bias, stereotype, purpose, message, and target audience.
- determine an author's point of view/perspective or purpose in an informational text and explain how it is expressed.
Unit 5 Argumentation:I can...
- quote or paraphrase the information gathered to avoid plagiarism.
- create a question and conduct a short research project.
- determine what information is useful and refocus inquiry (questions) when appropriate
- evaluate an author's argument for: appropriate/inappropriate methods of argumentation, bias, basic fallacies of logic, credibility of sources, author's use of fact vs. opinion
- support an argument using reasons and evidence collected from prior knowledge from text.
- select a topic, use credible sources, organize information, support a topic with facts, definitions, details, quotes, and examples.
- determine what information is useful and valid when supporting an argument.
- use credible sources to find evidence to support an argument.
- write an argument that is logically ordered to assist the reader.
- clearly describe a speaker's argument, reasoning, and their audience.
- integrate information presented in different media or formats in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
- use a method of prewriting as a part of the writing process; use complete sentences to build a paragraph; write a draft with multiple paragraphs that are logically ordered to assist the reader.
- write a draft with multiple paragraphs using: intro, topic sentences with support, transition words, details, conclusion