New Mexico Standards
NM.I: Reading and listening for comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard and viewed.
I-C: Demonstrate critical thinking skills to comprehend written, spoken, and visual information.
I-C:3. Analyze characters, events and plots from different texts and cite supporting evidence.
NM.II: Writing and speaking for expression. Students will communicate effectively through speaking and writing.
II-B: Apply grammatical and language conventions to communicate.
II-B:3. Identify and use regular and irregular verbs, adverbs, prepositions and coordinating conjunctions in writing and speaking.
II-B:4. Use parentheses, commas in direct quotations and apostrophes in the possessive case of nouns and in contractions.
II-B:8. Compose multiple paragraphs with:
II-B:8.b. specific, relevant details,
II-B:8.e. elaboration, and
II-B:8.f. concluding statement related to the topic.
II-C: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the writing process.
II-C:1. Produce a variety of written compositions using:
II-C:1.a. descriptive writing (e.g., using relevant details and ideas that figuratively recreate an event or experience),
II-C:1.c. expository writing (e.g., identifying and staying on the topic; developing the topic with simple facts, details, examples and explanations).
II-C:3. Focus revision on sequence of events and ideas, transitional words and sentence patterns.