Unit 1 Skill Sheet
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English II Honors
Bless Me, Ultima
by Rudolfo Anaya
Main Focus: Process Literary Analysis Essay – Connecting Characterization to Theme (Reading and Writing Workshops in Chapter 8 of Bedford)
Secondary Focus: Analytical/Literary Argument Responses
1A. Engage in meaningful and respectful discourse
by listening actively
, responding appropriately, and adjusting communication to audiences and purposes.
2B. Analyze context to distinguish among denotative, connotative, and figurative meanings of words.
4A. Establish purpose for reading assigned and self-selected texts.
6D. Analyze how historical and cultural settings influence characterization, plot,
and theme across texts
7A. Read and analyze world literature across literary periods.
9A. Plan a piece of writing appropriate for various purposes and audiences by generating ideas through a range of strategies such as brainstorming, journaling, reading, or discussing
9B. Develop drafts into a focused,
, and coherent piece of writing in timed and open-ended situations
9E. Publish written work for appropriate audiences
2C. Determine the meaning of foreign words and phrases.
6A. Analyze how themes are developed through characterization and plot, including comparing similar themes in a variety of literary texts representing
6B. Analyze how authors develop complex yet believable characters, including archetypes, through historical and cultural settings and events
6C. Analyze isolated scenes and their contribution to the success of the plot as a whole
8D. Analyze how the author's use of language informs and shapes
the perception of readers
8E. analyze the use of literary devices such as irony, sarcasm, and motif to achieve specific purposes
8F. analyze how the author's diction and syntax contribute to the mood, voice, and tone of a text
Writing Unit Focus
9C. Revise drafts to improve clarity, development, organization, style, diction, and sentence effectiveness, including use of parallel constructions and placement of
phrases and dependent clauses
9D. edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
(i) a variety of complete, controlled sentences and avoidance of unintentional splices, run-ons, and fragments;
, appropriate use of verb tense and active and passive voice;
(iii) pronoun-antecedent agreement;
(iv) correct capitalization;
, semicolons, colons, dashes, and parentheses to set off phrases and clauses as appropriate; and
(vi) correct spelling
10C. compose argumentative texts using genre characteristics and craft
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