The student will participate in and contribute to conversations, group discussions, and oral presentations.

  1. a) Communicate ideas and information orally in an organized and succinct manner.
  2. c) Make statements to communicate agreement or tactful disagreement with others’ ideas.

 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.

  1. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information.
  2. Differentiate between fact and opinion.
  3. Identify the main idea.
  4. Summarize text identifying supporting details.
  5. Organize and synthesize information for use in written formats.  

Compose a topic sentence or thesis statement