EDU 524 Curriculum for Reading and Language
1. Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
2. Details and evidence to support inferences
3. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.
4. Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text.
5. Details and evidence to support inferences
6. Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases
7. Describe the overall structure
8. Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic.
9. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
10. Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points
Essential Skills & Concepts
● Identify who is telling the story and why
● Identify if text is written in first-person or third-person and how this affects the narration
● Determine the main character’s attitude or point of view and the details that support this
● Determine character traits of the main character
● Assess whether you agree or disagree with the characters’ actions
● Determine which characters’ actions you agree with most
● Determine how the narrator’s point of view affects the description of events
● Describe how the narration of text affects your opinion
● Tell how stories are similar and different
● Determine author’s attitude toward topic
● Identify if event or topic is a firsthand or secondhand account
● Consider how firsthand and secondhand accounts are similar and different
● Identify words and phrases that signal the author’s point of view
● Determine if headings, photos, and captions contribute to the author’s ideas about the topic
● Identify the reasons a speaker gives to support their argument
● Know strategies for organizing a presentation such as: brainstorming, the use of graphic organizers, or thinking maps
● Use structures for organizing presentations such as: chronologically, problem/solution, cause and effect, before and after
● Recall an experience that is memorable using relevant, descriptive details