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English Language Arts Components
  1. Reading
    • Words - Phonics, Blending, Pronunciation, Morphemes, Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words
    • Reading Strategies
      • Before Reading
      • - Establish purpose for reading, Find a quiet place, Think it through, Scan the headings, Predict, Learn potentially difficult vocabulary, Use roots, prefixes, suffixes
      • While Reading
      • - Read more than once, Ask questions, Take notes, Pay attention to organization, Read aloud and socially, Draw on own background to provide connection
      • After Reading
      • - Pick out main ideas, Write a summary, Consider the relationships (cause and effect and problem and solution), Learn about context, Use visual aids, Reading comprehension games, Connecting to real life
    • Literary periods and notable authors
  2. Writing
  3. - Model/Shadow, Guided writing (formative), Independent writing (summative)
    1. Pre-Writing
    2. - Gather ideas
    3. Drafting
    4. - Verify source information,
    5. Revising
    6. - Show Don't Tell,
    7. Editing
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  4. Listening
  5. Speaking
  6. Viewing
  7. Representing
  8. Common to all ELA Components
    • Org Abbr
    • - NCTE - National Council Teachers of English; TEKS - Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills
    • Four Forms of Discourse
    • - Narration, Description, Exposition, Argument
    • Terms
    • - Imagery, Close reading, Skimming, Scanning, Existentialism, Imagism, Naturalism, Reciprocating Learning Events, Accelerated Program, Enrichment Activity, Colloquy
    • Poetry
    • - Spenserian Stanza, Octava/Ottava Rima (abababcc), Ballad, Elegy, Petrarchan/Italian Sonnet (abbaabba, cdecde), Shakespearean/Elizabethan Sonnet, Romantic Sonnet, Spenserian Sonnet, Heroic Couplet
    • Types of irony
    • - dramatic, situational, verbal
    • Graphic Organizers
    • Learning Theories
    • - Piaget
    • Tests
    • - Norm-referenced (NRT), Criteria-referenced (CRT), Standards-reference (SRT)