Competency #1: Reading

Jr English Competency-Based Education Pilot

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Competency # 1: Reading 
Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, analyze and critique increasingly complex literature in a wide range of formats (print, non-print and digital) and multiple genres (fiction, nonfiction, prose, poetry, and drama) to build an understanding of the many dimensions (e.g., philosophical, ethical, aesthetic) of human experience. *As specified in course specific criteria for each semester.  
Standards
I can  authentically and independently read and comprehend increasingly complex texts across multiple genres and formats.

 I can  authentically and independently determine explicit and implicit meanings of literary texts. 

I can  authentically and independently cite and place in context passages from texts to support conclusions. 

I can  create an authentic, independent analysis and critique of literary texts.  
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Course Specific Criteria: American Experience

In the fall semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Colonial, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, and Contemporary. It must also include a minimum of  TWO independently selected literary works of American literature. 

In the spring semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Romantic, Naturalist, Modernist, Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary. It must also include a minimum of TWO independently selected literary works of American literature.

Course Specific Criteria: CP English 11

Over the course of the academic year, choices for reading must include one book group text from the CP English 11 American literature curriculum list.  

In the fall semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Colonial, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, and Contemporary. It must also include a minimum of:

• ONE literary work from the CP English 11 American literature curriculum list

• ONE independently selected literary work of American literature

 

In the spring semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Romantic, Naturalist, Modernist, Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary. It must also include a minimum of:

• ONE literary work from the CP English 11 American literature curriculum list

• ONE independently selected literary work of American literature

Course Specific Criteria: Honors English 11

Over the course of the academic year, choices for reading must include:

• epic novel or author study (three long-form works by same author) from the Honors English 11 American literature curriculum list

• book group text from the Honors English 11 American literature curriculum list

 

In the fall semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Colonial, Neoclassical, Romantic, Realist, and Contemporary. In addition to any independently selected works of American literature, reading must also include a minimum of:

• TWO literary works from the Honors English 11 American literature curriculum list

• TWO summer reading texts from the Honors English 11 summer reading assignment

 

In the spring semester, reading must include teacher selected works from the following periods/movements in American literature: Romantic, Naturalist, Modernist, Harlem Renaissance, and Contemporary. In addition to any independently selected works of American literature, reading must also include a minimum of  TWO literary works from the Honors English 11 American literature curriculum list.