Learning Expectations for Unit 2
forms, functions, and genres of text
||Learning Expectations for Unit 2
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Terms To Know
- Form - style of text
- Function - purpose of text
- Genre - categories of text (literary, thematic)
- Audience - who, in general, will be reading the text
- Purpose - what is the author's purpose
- Message - what is the intended message
Experiment with storytelling - sharing stories out loud.
First Peoples perspectives
Recognize and appreciate the role of narrative, and oral tradition in expressing First Peoples perspectives, values, beliefs, and points of view
Narrative texts, whether real or imagined, that teach us about human nature, motivation, and experience, and often reflect a personal journey or strengthen a sense of identity. They may also be considered the embodiment of collective wisdom.
Stories can be oral, written, or visual, and used to instruct, inspire, and entertain listeners and readers.
First Peoples protocol
Develop an awareness of the protocol as applied to local stories, protocols are recognized customs and practices about when and where the stories can be shared, who owns them, and who can share them, because the stories have been passed down through generations and ownership associated with First Peoples
Assess and refine texts
Assess and refine texts to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose, audience, message
using techniques such as adjusting diction and form according to audience needs and preferences, using verbs effectively,
using repetition and substitution for effect, using active instead of passive voice, maintaining parallelism, adding modifiers, replacing verbs with stronger verbs, varying sentence types, using precise diction, eliminating wordiness
to improve their clarity, effectiveness, and impact according to purpose and message
Students at this level expand their understanding of the range of audiences to include peers, authorities, and technical audiences