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1 WSESU English Language & Literature Curriculum Framework WSESU ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE STANDARDS 5.8 TYPES OF LITERATURE Students read a variety of types of literature, fiction and nonfiction (e.g., poetry, drama, essays, folklore and mythology, fantasy and science fiction, and public documents such as newspapers and periodicals). 5.9 AMERICAN LITERATURE Students interpret contemporary and enduring works of American literature, and understand how important themes of American experience have developed through time LITERARY TRADITIONS Students interpret works of diverse literary traditions including works by women and men of many racial, ethnic, and cultural groups in different times and parts of the world LITERARY ELEMENTS AND DEVICES Students use literary elements and devices including theme, plot, style, imagery, and metaphor to analyze, compare, interpret, and create literature RESPONDING TO TEXT Students respond to literary texts and public documents using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes. WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION 1.1

2 English Language &Literature PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION # 10: 5.8 Types of Literature: Students read a variety of types of literature, fiction and nonfiction (e.g., poetry, drama, essays, folklore and mythology, fantasy and science fiction, and public documents such as newspapers and periodicals). [Text goes here] Pre-K & K Exposure to types of literature: Alphabet Books Folk Tales including Fairy Tales and Fables Nursery Tales Nursery s Picture storybooks Wordless storybooks 1 & 2 Introduction to and identification of types of literature, authors and illustrators: Alphabet books Beginning Chapter Books Biography Fantasy Nursery s Picture Storybooks Newspapers and Magazines Humor: Riddles, Word Plays Folk Tales including Fairy Tales and Fables 3 & 4 Introduction to and identification of types of literature, authors, and illustrators; Transition from picture storybooks to longer fiction Animal stories Biography Realistic Fiction Fantasy Newspapers and Magazines Historical fiction Legends Mythology Folk Tales including Tall Tales 1.2 WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION

3 Express, create, evaluate and understand their relationship to the world, past and present, through the Language Arts 5.8 Types of Literature: Students read a variety of types of literature, fiction and nonfiction (e.g., poetry, drama, essays, folklore and mythology, fantasy and science fiction and public documents such as newspapers and periodicals). 5 & 6 Introduction, identification, and comparison of types of literature Adventure Stories Biography Fantasy Historical Fiction Legends Mysteries Mythology Newspapers and Magazines Realistic Fiction Science Fiction Short Stories 7 & 8 Identification and comparison of types of literature Fantasy Mystery Mythology (Greek) Science Fiction Short Stories Realistic Fiction Identification and comparison of types of literature 10 Identification and comparison of types of literature 11 Identification and comparison of types of literature Mythology Novels Novels Novels WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION 1.3

4 English Language &Literature PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION # 10: 5.9 American Literature: Students interpret contemporary and enduring works of American literature, and understand how important themes of American experience have developed through time. Pre-K - K Exploration of literature related to American Holidays and diverse family backgrounds 1 & 2 Exploration of literature related to similarities and differences between self and others Recognition of self as part of a group, family, neighborhood, school, community, town, etc. Appreciation of physical diversity 3 & 4 Exploration of literature related to Vermont history and Native Americans. Make connection between these events and the diverse contributions of ethnic, racial, and religious groups 5 & 6 Exploration of literature related to American History from the age of exploration through the Civil War 7 & 8 Identification of American themes including classic and contemporary poetry Interpretation of literature in context of its era 9 Identification and explanation of American themes, including and racism and discrimination Interpretation of literature in context of its era 10 Identification and Explanation of four themes of American Literature American Dream Melting Pot Individual In Society / Individual versus Society Sense of Place Interpretation of literature in context of era Comparison between periods 1.4 WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION

5 Express, create, evaluate and understand their relationship to the world, past and present, through the Language Arts 5.10 Diverse Literary Traditions: Students interpret works of diverse literary traditions including works by women and men of many racial, ethnic, and cultural groups in different times and parts of the world. Pre-K-K Introduction and exposure to: Folk Tales of the World including Fables and Fairy Tales Nursery s and Nursery Tales Picture storybooks To show understanding: Children will discuss and respond to the above. 1-2 Exposure to and discussion of: Folk Tales of the world To show understanding: Children will discuss and respond to the above. 3-4 Discuss works of literature by people of diverse literary Folk Tales of the World Biographies To show understanding: Children will discuss, respond to, and reflect on the above. 5-6 Discuss works of literature by people of diverse literary African American Literature Asian Literature Folk Tales including Tall Tales Hispanic Literature Women s Literature Short stories To show understanding: Children will discuss, Respond, analyze, and reflect on the above. 7-8 Discuss works of literature by people of diverse literary Greek Mythology Holocaust Literature Literature of Ancient and World Cultures, Shakespeare To show understanding: Children will discuss, respond, analyze, and reflect on the above. 9 Analyze works of literature by people of diverse literary Shakespeare Holocaust Literature Ancient Literature 10 Analyze works of literature by people of diverse literary Shakespeare Immigrant Literature 11 Analyze works of literature by people of diverse literary Shakespeare Ancient Greek To show understanding: Children will discuss, respond, analyze, and reflect on the above. To show understanding: Children will discuss, respond, analyze, and reflect on the above. To show understanding: Children will discuss, respond, analyze, and reflect on the above. WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION 1.5

6 English Language & Literature PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION # 10: 5.11 Literary Elements and Devices Students use literary elements and devices including theme, plot, style, imagery, and metaphor to analyze compare, interpret and create literature. Pre-K-K Exposure to Literary elements: Character Plot Beginning / Middle / End Use picture books to explore plot/sequence 1 and 2 Identify and discuss: Character Plot Beginning / Middle / End 3 and 4 Identify and discuss: Character Plot and Plot Structure Theme Use literary elements and devices including: voice, imagery, metaphor, and simile to analyze, compare, interpret and create literature Create and write stories that may include the above 5 and 6 Identify, discuss and compare: Character Plot and Plot Structure Use literary elements and devices including the following to analyze, compare, interpret and create literature: theme, voice, imagery, metaphor, simile, dialect, bias, foreshadowing, and exaggeration Create and write stories that may include the above Identify fiction and nonfiction, and conflict and dialogue 1.6 WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION

7 Express, create, evaluate and understand their relationship to the world, past and present, through the Language Arts 5.11 Literary Elements and Devices Students use literary elements and devices including theme, plot, style, imagery, and metaphor to analyze compare, interpret and create literature. 7 and 8 Identify, discuss, compare and analyze: Character (Static and dynamic - how characters deal with conflict) Plot and Plot Structure Use literary elements and devices including the following to analyze, compare, interpret and create literature: theme, voice, imagery, metaphor, simile, dialect, bias, foreshadowing, exaggeration, onomatopoeia, alliteration and flashback Create and write stories that may include the above, Identify characteristics of literary genres (essays, satires, poetry) Evaluate: impact of author s words, style, content, literary elements Identify how facts support opinion 9 Identify, discuss, compare and analyze Character (Static and dynamic - how characters deal with conflict) Plot (Subplot) Plot Structure Mood/tone Use literary elements and devices including the following to analyze, compare, interpret and create literature: theme, voice, imagery, metaphor, simile, dialect, bias, irony, foreshadowing, dramatic triangle, exaggeration, onomatopoeia, alliteration, flashback, bias, stereotypes, conflict, suspense, climax Create and write stories that may include the above 10 and 11 Identify, discuss, compare and analyze: Character (Static and dynamic) Protagonist / antagonist (How characters deal with conflict) Plot (Subplot) Plot Structure / Mood/tone Use literary elements and devices including the following to analyze, compare, interpret and create literature: theme, voice, imagery, metaphor, simile, dialect, bias, irony, foreshadowing, dramatic triangle, exaggeration, onomatopoeia, alliteration, flashback, bias, stereotypes, conflict, suspense, climax, propaganda, ambiguities, contradictions, ironies, nuances, satire Create and write stories that may include the above WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION 1.7

8 English Language & Literature PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION # 10: Express, create, evaluate and understand their relationship to the world, past and present, through the Language Arts 5.13 Responding to text Students respond to literary texts and public documents using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes. 1. Art Activities such as creating advertisements, collages, dioramas, drawings, murals, paintings, sculptures, story mapping, masks, book jackets, cartoons, and mobiles. 2. Book Selections which includes developing informed preferences for self-selecting books and distinguishing between genres. 3. Discussions which include teacher led discussions through focusing questions and student led discussions through literature circles. 4. Musical selections to accompany a presentation or reflect the mood of a genre or culture. 5. Oral Presentations such as author day, a biography tea, book talks, retelling a story, and reports on an author or genre. 6. Performances including dancing or pantomiming a scene from a book, dramatization of a chapter or scene from a play, a retelling using puppets, and skits. 7. Writing chapter sequels, journal entries, personal essays, poetry, responses to literature, songs, and word splashes, creative writing. 1.8 WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SUPERVISORY UNION

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