• Introduction and application of literary terms anddevices• Reading strategies, comprehension, and analysis(teacher guided)• Reading longer pieces of text• PSSA Reading 7th and 8th
• GrammarParts of speechSentence structure• Writing Process• CompositionFocus, content, organization, style, conventionsModes of writing• PSSA Writing 8th
• 9th: English 9 – Survey of Literature• 10th: World Literature• 11th: American Literature• 12th: British Literature• All courses:• Focus on composition, vocabulary, application ofliterary terms, connections betweentexts, interpretation, and analysis• Student guided discussion• Keystone exams
Shift 1 : Balancing Informational Text and LiteraryText Shift 2: Knowledge in the Disciplines Shift 3: Staircase of Complexity Shift 4: Text-based answers Shift 5: Writing from Sources Shift 6: Academic Vocabulary
• Increased emphasis on literary terms onKeystone• Balancing informational and literary textsacross multiple disciplines• Managing time and resources for remediation• Academically challenging students who havereached proficiency
2013-2014 2014-2015• Increase vocabulary andliterary term instruction• Coordinate with colleaguesfrom other disciplines• Remediation within courseofferings based on currentschedule• Differentiating instruction• Evaluate current strategies• Restructuring courseofferings based on studentneeds
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