4/5/6/7/8/9 ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

Exploring Phobias

 

 

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 Overview

Students investigate phobias, use art to represent their topic of research, and come up with treatment plans to help overcome their fear or prejudice.

Curriculum References

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 4/5

  • Big Ideas: Using language in creative and playful ways helps us understand how language works. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

  • Curricular Competencies: Access information and ideas from a variety of sources and from prior knowledge to build understanding; exchange ideas and perspectives; develop and apply expanding word knowledge.

  • Content: Metacognitive strategies; writing processes; reading strategies: using phonics and word structure, visualizing, and questioning.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 6/7

  • Big Ideas: Developing our understanding of how language works allows us to use it purposefully. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

  • Curricular Competencies: Synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding; use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences; exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking.

  • Content: Metacognitive strategies; writing processes; reading strategies: using phonics and word structure, visualizing, and questioning.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS, 8/9

  • Big Ideas: People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives. Questioning what we hear, read, and view contributes to our ability to be educated and engaged citizens.

  • Curricular Competencies: Recognize how language constructs personal, social, and cultural identity; synthesize ideas from a variety of sources to build understanding; transform ideas and information to create original texts; use writing and design processes to plan, develop, and create engaging and meaningful literary and informational texts for a variety of purposes and audiences; exchange ideas and viewpoints to build shared understanding and extend thinking.

  • Content: Elements of visual/graphic texts; Metacognitive strategies; writing processes; reading strategies: using phonics and word structure, visualizing, and questioning; language usage and context.