Spice it up a Notch with Nutmeg! addresses CT Language Arts Standards, National Standards for the English Language Arts, ISTE NETS Standards and Connecticut Mastery Test Objectives.

Use the If....Then....Objective Guide to help you match your teaching objectives to specific Spice it Up a Notch! learning activities.

CT Language Arts Standards

Standard 1: Reading and Responding
1.1 Students use appropriate strategies before, during and after reading in order to construct meaning.

  • Select and organize relevant information from text to summarize.
  • Draw conclusions and use evidence to substantiate them by using texts heard, read, and viewed.
  • Make and justify inferences from explicit and/or implicit information.

1.2 Students interpret, analyze and evaluate text in order to extend understanding and appreciation.

  • Interpret information that is implied in a text.
  • Make and support judgements about texts.
  • Discuss and respond to texts by making text-to-self, text-to-text and text-to-world connections.

1.4 Students communicate with others to create interpretations of written, oral and visual texts.

  • Elicit, discuss and respect the opinions of others about written, oral and visual texts.
  • Persuade listeners about judgments and opinions of works read, written and viewed.

Standard 2: Exploring and Responding to Literature
2.2 Students explore multiple responses to literature.

Standard 3: Communicating with Others
3.1 Students use descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive and poetic modes

  • Use the appropriate features of persuasive writing.

3.2 Students prepare, publish and/or present work appropriate to audience, purposeand task.

  • Determine purpose, point of view and audience, and choose an appropriate written, oral or visual format.
  • Use strategies to generate and develop ideas for speaking, writing and visual activities.


Standards for the English Language Arts

  • Students apply a wide range of strategies to comprehend, interpret, evaluate, and appreciate texts. They draw on their prior experience, their interactions with other readers and writers, their knowledge of word meaning and of other texts, their word identification strategies, and their understanding of textual features
  • Students adjust their use of spoken, written, and visual language (e.g., conventions, style, vocabulary) to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
  • Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people) to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
  • Students use a variety of technological and information resources (e.g., libraries, databases, computer networks, video) to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
  • Students participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy communities.
  • Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

ISTE's NETS for Students

1. Creativity and Innovation
Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.

2. Communication and Collaboration

Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.

3. Research and Information Fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

5. Digital Citizenship
Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

Connecticut Mastery Test Objectives

Reading Comprehension

A1 Determine the theme within the text.

A2 Demonstrate understanding of the text’s general content.

B3 Use stated or implied evidence from the text to draw and or support a conclusion

C1 Make connections between the text and outside experiences and knowledge

C2 Select, synthesize and/or use relevant information within a written work to write a personal response to the text.

D2 Select, synthesize, and/or use relevant information within a written work to extend or evaluate the work

D3 Demonstrate an awareness of an author’s or character’s customs and beliefs included in texts

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