What your child is learning this marking period
English Language Arts
Analyze interactions between characters in literary text and how the interactions affect the plot.
Explain and analyze how the context of setting and the author's choice of point of view impact a literary text.
Identify the structural elements of the plot and explain how an author develops conflicts and plot to pace the events in literary text.
Identify similar recurring themes across different works.
Analyze the use of a genre to express a theme or topic.
Demonstrate an understanding of effective speaking strategies by selecting appropriate language and adjusting presentation techniques.
Patterns, Functions and Algebra
Use algebraic representations, such as tables, graphs, expressions, functions and inequalities, to model and solve problem situations.
Science and Technology
Design a solution or product taking into account needs and constraints (e.g., cost, time, trade-offs, properties of materials, safety and aesthetics).