Previous Unit Overviews

In Bay District School's ELA Unit 1, students will analyze why and how individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. They will also analyze structure of texts and how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text relate to each other and the whole. Students will have opportunities to report on a topic or text orally in order to practice their speaking and listening skills. By the end of the unit, students will have gone through the writing process to compare and contrast a character’s struggle.

In Bay District School's ELA Unit 2, students will compare and contrast characters, settings, and events in a story or drama, as well as explain the relationships/interactions between individuals, events, or concepts in a historical or scientific text, while citing text evidence. They will also describe how a narrator’s point of view influences how events are described, noting important similarities and differences in the respective point of view when analyzing multiple accounts of the same event or topic. Literary text will be analyzed for how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the text. By the end of this unit, students will have written an informative/explanatory text while following the writing process.

In Bay District School's ELA Unit 3, students will summarize text and determine the theme of a story, drama, or poem, and how characters respond to challenges or a speaker reflects on a topic using details from the text. Students will pay close attention to how the theme is shaped and how the narrator’s/speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. Students will determine multiple main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details. Students will read multiple passages on the same topic, carefully noting important similarities and differences in the points of view represented in each. They will also explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support specific points in text.

In Bay District School's Unit 4, students analyze how the theme is shaped and how the narrator’s/speaker’s point of view influences how events are described. The contributions of multimedia and visual elements will be included in analysis, focusing on the meaning, tone, or beauty conveyed in a range of texts. Using multiple passages on the same topic, readers will compare and contrast texts noting important similarities and differences in the points of view, topic and approach themes represented in each. Students will explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. When working with texts orally or through writing, students will integrate information from multiple sources in order to convey information knowledgeably.

In Bay District School's Unit 5, students will determine the theme of a drama, story or poem using details from the text. Analysis of stories, dramas and poems will include how characters respond to challenges or how a poem’s speaker reflects on a topic. When analyzing literature they will explain how portions of the text fit together to provide the overall structure. Students will determine multiple main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details. The structure of events, concepts, ideas or information will be compared and contrasted across two or more texts.

In Bay District School's Unit 6, students will analyze various texts that express opposing points of view and use this information to write an opinion essay supporting a point of view on a specific topic. Students will recognize how an author develops story elements as well as relationships and interactions between ideas or concepts in a range of texts and use this information when comparing and contrasting the structure of two or more test. Students will analyze poetry about topics discussed in the expository texts they read and determine how the author used reasons and evidence to support the points they made in the text.

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