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Reading & Writing 1

Course Map
Reading and Writing for College and Careers

Standards Major Assignments
Week
1
Reading 1.1 identifies and uses the literal and figurative meanings of
words and understands word derivations.
Reading 2.1 analyze the structure and format of the functional
workplace documents, including the graphics and headers, and explain
how authors use the features to achieve their purposes.
LRA 8.3.7 Analyze a work of literature, showing how it reflects the
heritage, traditions, attitudes, and beliefs of its author. (Biographical
approach)
WOELC 1.1 Identify and correctly use clauses (e.g., main and
subordinate), Phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and participial), and
mechanics of punctuation (e.g. semicolons, colons, ellipses, hyphens).
WOELC 1.2 Understand sentence construction (e.g. Parallel structure,
subordination, proper placement of modifiers) and proper English usage
(e.g. consistency of verb tenses).


CAHSEE Practice Test pre
Intro to class website and internet searching
Brainstorm and research jobs within a field of
interest and colleges/trainings required, take
notes on colleges
Read and discuss Getting my first job by
Danielle Wilson
Grammar and writing structure worksheet
with Getting my first job
Read job postingsanalyze format and
identify important details for applicants



Week
2
Reading 2.4 Synthesize the content from several sources or works by a
single author dealing with a single issue: paraphrase the ideas and
connect them to other sources and related topics to demonstrate
comprehension.
Reading 3.5 Compare works that express a universal theme and provide
evidence to support the ideas expressed in each work.
Reading 2.5 Extend ideas presented in primary or secondary sources
through original analysis, evaluation, and elaboration.


Respond to skills lacking in personal
narrative Getting my first job by Wilson
Read Doyle articles and analyze tips for
getting jobs, reflect in journal about new
ideas gained
Reflect in journal about what tips would have
helped Wilson
Continue research and notes on
colleges/careers

Reading & Writing 2
Week
3
Writing 1.2 Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details,
appropriate modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.
WOELC 1.3 Demonstrate an understanding or proper English usage
and control of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, diction, and
syntax.


Continue research on colleges and careers and
take notes
Write questions for guest speakers at career
workshop
How to take observational notes for field trip

Week
4
Writing 1.1 Establish a controlling impression or coherent thesis that
conveys a clear and distinctive perspective on the subject and maintain a
consistent tone and focus throughout the piece of writing.
Writing 1.2 Use precise language, action verbs, sensory details,
appropriate modifiers, and the active rather than the passive voice.
Writing 1.4 Develop the main ideas within the body of the composition
through supporting evidence (e.g., scenarios, commonly held beliefs,
hypothesis, definitions)
Writing 1.9 Revise writing to improve the logic and coherence of the
organization and controlling perspective, the precision of the word
choice, and the tone by taking into consideration the audience, purpose,
and formality of the context.
WOELC 1.3 Demonstrate an understanding or proper English usage
and control of grammar, paragraph and sentence structure, diction, and
syntax.


Construct a paragraph response on one
college or trade school that will serve as
preparation for a career field of interest
Draft a cover letter describing students
interest in a particular field that highlights
personal strengths
Edit and revise cover letter
Revise resume
Finalize portfolio

Week
5
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