M/J Journalism 1   (#1006000)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop fundamental skills in the production of journalism across print, multimedia, web, and broadcast/radio platforms and to become aware of journalism history, careers, ethics use, and management techniques related to the production of journalistic media.  Some activities may be required outside of the school day.

General Notes

Instructional Practices: Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any purpose. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning.

  1. Reading assignments from longer text passages, as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
  4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

Version Requirements

The content should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • demonstrating entry-level skills in telling stories and providing reports and choosing appropriate platforms/mediums of print, multimedia, online, and broadcast/radio
  • demonstrating fundamental skills in layout design, organization/management skills, and use of technology for the successful production of journalistic media
  • using fundamental research skills and networking formats collaboration amongst peers, especially during the drafting and practicing stages
  • demonstrating awareness of the varied careers within the multiple formats of 21st century journalism

      General Information

      Course Number: 1006000
      Course Path:
      Abbreviated Title: M/J JOURN 1
      Course Length: Year (Y)
      Course Type: Elective Course
      Course Level: 2
      Course Status: Course Approved
      Grade Level(s): 6,7,8

      Educator Certifications

      One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

      Student Resources

      Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

      Original Student Tutorials

      Words Take Root: Learning New Vocabulary:

      Learn about Greek and Latin roots (anti, capit, bene, bon, and mal) and 12 modern words that feature those roots. In this interactive tutorial, you'll practice using these words and hopefully add them to your vocabulary!

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Rooting Out Words: Learning New Vocabulary:

      Learn about ancient Latin roots — Ante, Post, Scrib, and Script — and practice using twelve modern words connected with these roots to build your vocabulary in this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Getting at the Roots of Language: Learning New Vocabulary:

      Learn about three roots from ancient Latin and Greek — Per, Seque, and Mis — and practice using twelve modern words connected with these roots to build your vocabulary in this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      The Root of the Matter: Learning New Vocabulary:

      Learn about five roots from ancient Latin and Greek—frag, fract, cret, syn, and sym—and practice using twelve modern words connected with these roots to build your vocabulary in this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Know Your Roots: Learning New Vocabulary:

      Learn about 3 Latin roots (Am, Ab, and Ad) and 12 new words that feature those roots. In this interactive tutorial, you'll make some interesting language connections and hopefully add some new words to your vocabulary!  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Planet Paraphrase - Part Two:

      Learn all about the skill of paraphrasing in this two-part tutorial. You'll learn how to paraphrase effectively as you read about several of the most interesting locations on the planet.

      Make sure to complete Planet Paraphrase - Part One before diving into Part Two.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Planet Paraphrase - Part One:

      Learn all about the skill of paraphrasing in this two-part tutorial. You'll learn how to paraphrase effectively as you read about several of the most interesting locations on the planet. 

      Make sure to complete both parts! Click here to launch Planet Paraphrase - Part Two.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Investigating Essential and Nonessential Elements: Part Two:

      Investigate essential and nonessential elements in a sentence. In Part Two of this two-part series, you'll learn about essential and nonessential phrases and clauses and how to use commas with nonessential phrases and clauses in a sentence.

      Please complete Part One before beginning Part Two. Click to launch Part One. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Investigating Essential and Nonessential Elements: Part One:

      Investigate essential and nonessential elements in a sentence in this two-part, interactive tutorial series. In Part One, you'll learn about appositives and how to use commas with appositives when they provide nonessential information in a sentence.

      When you're done, make sure to complete Part Two. Click  to launch Part Two.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Mysterious Punctuation: The Dash – Part Two:

      Investigate a mysterious punctuation mark--the dash--in this interactive, two-part tutorial. In this series, you'll learn about two types of dashes and their different uses. In Part Two, you'll learn about the em dash and practice using it correctly.

      We recommend that you complete Part One first! Click HERE to launch Part One.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Mysterious Punctuation: The Dash – Part One :

      Investigate a mysterious punctuation mark—the dash—in this interactive, two-part tutorial. In this series, you'll learn about two types of dashes and their different uses. In Part One, you'll learn about the en dash and practice using it correctly. In Part Two, you'll learn about the em dash and practice using it correctly. We hope by the end of this series that the dash will no longer be quite so mysterious!

      Make sure to complete Part Two! Click HERE to launch Part Two.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Mysterious Punctuation Marks: Commas:

      Don't be mystified by commas! This interactive tutorial will help you better understand how to correctly use this often mysterious punctuation mark. You'll learn several ways commas are commonly misused to help make sure you don't make these same mistakes in your own writing. Then, you'll learn several ways to correctly use a comma. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Mysterious Punctuation Marks: Apostrophes:

      Check out a mysterious punctuation mark—the apostrophe—in this interactive tutorial. You'll learn several important rules and guidelines to help you demystify this punctuation mark so you can use it correctly in your own writing. 

       

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Mysterious Punctuation: Investigating Commas :

      Learn a number of important rules that will help you master the mysterious comma. In this interactive tutorial, you'll learn how commas are used to separate three or more items in a series and to “set off” certain aspects of a sentence.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary Unleashed:

      Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms in this interactive tutorial! You'll practice the words' synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in order to add them to your vocabulary.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Denotation and Connotation in "Fire and Ice":

      Explore the poem "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost and learn about denotation and connotation. In this interactive tutorial, you will examine the impact of word choice on the meaning of a poem. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Fixing Run-on Sentences:

      Learn to recognize and fix one of the most common grammar errors—the run-on sentence—as you complete this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Capitalization: A Crash Course:

      Take a crash course to learn the rules of capitalization in this interactive tutorial. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary Mastery:

      Learn 12 new vocabulary words, identify their parts of speech, synonyms, and antonyms, and use them in context with this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Time for Revolution: Using Context Clues:

      Use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words in an informational text about the Revolutionary War in this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary Power:

      Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms using synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in this interactive tutorial. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Vocabulary in Action:

      Learn 12 new academic vocabulary terms using synonyms, antonyms, parts of speech, and context clues in this interactive tutorial.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Plagiarism: What Is It? How Can I Avoid It?:

      Learn more about that dreaded word--plagiarism--in this interactive tutorial that's all about citing your sources and avoiding academic dishonesty!

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Go For the Gold: Writing Claims & Using Evidence:

      Learn how to define and identify claims being made within a text. This tutorial will also show you how evidence can be used effectively to support the claim being made. Lastly, this tutorial will help you write strong, convincing claims of your own.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      A Closer Look: Understanding Themes in Poetry:

      Practice identifying themes in poetry and how they're conveyed to readers. In this interactive tutorial, you'll practice identifying the examples of imagery and diction within several classic poems. These include "The Guest House" by Rumi, "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, and "Take Home a Smile" by Edgar Guest. You'll examine how authors use both imagery and diction to help express their intended theme.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Descriptive Sentences: How to Make Your Writing Roar:

      Learn how to revise and strengthen your sentences in this interactive tutorial. You'll practice using adjectives and adverbs to make your sentences even stronger and more descriptive. You'll also practice distinguishing simple sentences from sentence fragments. 

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Commas, Commas, Everywhere!:

      Review common uses of the comma and learn how it can be properly used to set off nonrestrictive elements--like phrases and words--in a sentence. This interactive tutorial will also give you the chance to complete practice activities to check your understanding.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Learning the Ropes: Applying Comma Rules:

      Learn how to use commas to connect two sentences, how to use commas with coordinate adjectives, and how to use the Oxford comma.  In this interactive tutorial, you will complete practice exercises and read several short passages about primates, including gorillas and baboons.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      What's for Lunch?:

      Learn how arguments are formed with claims, reasons, and evidence. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several short speeches from students hoping to be elected president of the Student Council. We'll trace the claim made by each student and the reasons and evidence they use to support it.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Explain Yourself: Organizing Your Writing:

      Learn several different strategies to help organize your writing in this interactive tutorial. You'll practice several different ways to introduce and organize ideas in your informative writing. These strategies include compare and contrast, classification, cause and effect, and definition

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Arguments: Making Claims & Using Evidence:

      Learn to evaluate argumentative claims based on evidence with this interactive tutorial.  You'll also learn about statistics, facts, expert quotations, and anecdotes, and how each kind of evidence can strengthen an argument.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Weighing the Evidence: Supporting Claims in Arguments:

      In this interactive tutorial, you'll study written arguments and claims. You'll examine four specific types of evidence that can be used to support a claim: facts, statistics, anecdotes, and expert quotations.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Do You Want to Build a Story?:

      Learn how to set up your story through the elements of exposition. In this interactive tutorial, you'll practice setting up your story idea by establishing the characters, setting, and conflict.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Solving Word Mysteries: Context Clues and Word Parts:

      Learn how to determine the meaning of "mysterious" words by analyzing context clues, word roots, prefixes, and suffixes in this interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      State Your Claim:

      Learn how to state your claim effectively in this interactive tutorial. This argumentative writing lesson will also teach you how to capture readers' attention using "grabbers" before stating your claim.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Mission Possible: Finding the Theme:

      Learn the difference between summarizing a story and describing its theme. In this interactive tutorial, you'll practice summarizing the important details of a fiction text. Then, you'll practice describing the theme of the text in your own words.  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Why the Attitude?:

      Practice identifying the use of similes and metaphors in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith." In this interactive tutorial, you'll analyze Longfellow's tone and how it's conveyed through the use of similes and metaphors.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Putting Down Roots: Learning New Vocabulary:

      Learn about 3 Greek and Latin roots (spect, path, and omni) and 12 modern words that feature those roots. In this interactive tutorial, you'll practice using these words and hopefully add them to your vocabulary!  

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Going Pro: Mastering Pronouns:

      Better understand pronouns and how they are used. You'll also learn how to use two of the most commonly confused pronouns - who and whom. You will need to bring your A-game for this basketball-themed, interactive tutorial.

      Type: Original Student Tutorial

      Tutorials

      Hints about Print: Evaluating Print Resources :

      Use this interactive tutorial to explore how to select print resources for a research assignment. The tutorial demonstrates tips on how to evaluate the author, select images, and use text features to gather information prior to writing. To get started, click on the Go to Demo arrow to learn more about these tips, then select the Try It arrow to download a worksheet that will allow you to use these tips on your own project.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Using Commas Correctly:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice using commas correctly in sentences. For each practice item, you must use commas in a sentence only where appropriate. After every response, you will get immediate feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Using Commas Correctly:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice using commas correctly in sentences. For each practice item, you must use commas in a sentence only where appropriate. After every response, you will get immediate feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Fixing Comma Errors in Sentences:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice fixing comma errors in sentences. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to revise a sentence so that it uses commas correctly. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. 

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Fixing Comma Errors in Sentences:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice fixing comma errors in sentences. For each practice item, you must correct the comma error in a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. The site also provides an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked "Comma Tip” that appears with feedback.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 10: Whose, Who's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: whose and who’s. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 13: Its, It's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: its and it’s. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 14: Its, It's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: its and it’s. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Lose, Loose:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: lose and loose. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Lose, Loose:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: lose and loose. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Loss, Lost:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: loss and lost. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Who, Whom:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: who and whom. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7: Who, Whom:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: who and whom. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 8: Whoever, Whomever:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: whoever and whomever. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 11: To, Too, Two:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: to, too, and two. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 12: To, Too, Two:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: to, too, and two. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Using Lay and Lie Correctly:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two irregular verbs that are commonly misused: lie and lay. For each practice item, you must select the correct irregular verb and its appropriate tense to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules for using these irregular verbs; simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 9: Whose, Who's:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with two words that are commonly misused: whose and who’s. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Their, There, They're:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: their, they’re, and there. For each practice item, you must type the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

       

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Their, There, They're:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice with three words that are commonly misused: their, they’re, and there. For each practice item, you must choose the appropriate word to complete the sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar & Usage: Choosing the Correct Pronoun Case:

      Determining the correct pronoun case--subjective, objective, or possessive--in writing can be confusing because we often hear people speaking incorrectly. This tutorial will help you review the correct usage of pronouns and then provide you with two short quizzes as practice.

      Type: Tutorial

      Which Writing is Right? :

      Use this interactive tutorial to improve your expository writing skills. This tutorial asks you questions about the qualities of expository writing and provides feedback on your responses. Finally, you will write a short paragraph and judge your own writing using the tutorial's criteria for effective expository writing.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Recognizing Pronoun Case:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 1: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must determine whether or not a sentence contains a pronoun reference error. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Recognizing Pronoun Case :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun case. For each practice item, you must select the correct pronoun case to complete a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Using Supporting Examples:

      In this tutorial you will practice using supporting details. Each practice gives you a main idea and three possible details. Your job is to choose the detail that best supports the main idea. Each question gives you feedback on why your answer is correct or incorrect.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must identify and revise pronoun reference errors in a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word or words to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 3: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must revise a sentence that contains a pronoun reference error. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word or words to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 2: Recognizing Pronoun Reference:

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must determine whether or not a sentence contains a pronoun reference error. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 4: Recognizing Pronoun Reference :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in recognizing pronoun reference. For each practice item, you must identify and revise pronoun reference errors in a sentence. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are provided at the top of the screen. If you don’t know which word or words to type, the “I Give Up” button will help you out.

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 7: Correcting Sentence Fragments :

      This interactive exercise will give you practice in correcting sentence fragments. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to correct a fragment in a short passage. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study; simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 6: Correcting Sentence Fragments :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in correcting sentence fragments. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to correct a fragment in a short passage. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Grammar Bytes! Exercise 5: Correcting Sentence Fragments :

      This fun and interactive exercise will give you practice in correcting sentence fragments. For each practice item, you must select the best choice to correct a fragment in a short passage. After every response, you will get immediate feedback. Explanations of each correct answer are also provided. There's also an explanation of the rules of proper sentence structure for you to study, simply click the hyperlinked word "rules."

      Type: Tutorial

      Parent Resources

      Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.

      The College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards and grade-specific standards are necessary complements—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate at each grade level. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding  year’s grade specific benchmarks, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades, and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations  described by the CCR anchor standards.



      Reading Literature
      These reading literature standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

      Reading Informational Text
      These reading informational text standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

      Writing
      Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year’s grade-specific writing standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

      Speaking and Listening
      The following speaking and listening standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of communication skills and applications.

      Language
      The following language standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of language skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year’s grade-specific benchmarks and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades. [* Indicates standard may be addressed again in higher grades at a more rigorous level of study.]

      Additional Requirements:
      The following Florida Standards for Mathematical Practices (MP) are applicable to all content areas.

      • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP 1)
      • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP 3)
      • Attend to precision. (MP 6)