ELA-12.L.03

12th Grade ELA Targeted Standards
[L] Language Strand
Cluster: Knowledge of Language

ELA-12.L.03 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

  • a. Maintain consistency in style and tone.
  • b. Vary syntax for effect.
  • c. Apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.
  • d. Use verbs in the active and passive voice to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing the actor or the action).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meaning.
  • I can identify and write complete sentences.
  • I can identify and understand the importance of varied sentence structure.
  • I recognize when my subjects and verbs don't agree.
  • I recognize when my pronouns and antecedents don't agree.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the meaning of words and phrases used in the text.
  • I can analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can use a variety of sentence structures.
  • I can use a consistent point of view in writing.
  • I can improve my word choice/vocabulary.
  • I can apply peer feedback to improve my composition.
  • I can implement correct verb tense in writing.
  • I use correct punctuation.

Product Targets

  • I can create a text that uses vivid word choice appropriate for the purpose.
  • I can produce a final draft that has been self/peer-edited and revised.

Proficiency Scale

Measurement
of Progress

Knowledge of Language

  • L3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

Sample Activity
Advanced

In addition to expectations of proficiency, student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.

  • Uses language and punctuation purposefully¬†to enhance meaning and/or tone of work.
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Proficient

The student

  • identifies how language functions in different contexts.
  • analyzes context of various texts and determines how language choice affects meaning, style, and comprehension.
  • when writing, maintains consistency in style and tone, applies varied syntax for effect, and uses active and passive voice to achieve a specific effect.
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Progressing

There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:

  • identifies regular and irregular syntax, active and passive voice.
  • recognizes that language choice affects meaning, style, and comprehension.

  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology that relates to knowledge of language, such as style, syntax, tone, and voice (passive and active).

However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

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Novice With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes. -

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