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.
If....Then....Objective Guide to help you
match your teaching objectives to specific Spice it Up a Notch! learning
Language Arts Standards
1: Reading and Responding
1.1 Students use appropriate strategies before, during and after
reading in order to construct meaning.
and organize relevant information from text to summarize.
conclusions and use evidence to substantiate them by using texts heard,
read, and viewed.
and justify inferences from explicit and/or implicit information.
Students interpret, analyze and evaluate text in order to extend understanding
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.
Students communicate with others to create interpretations of written,
oral and visual texts.
discuss and respect the opinions of others about written, oral and
listeners about judgments and opinions of works read, written and
2: Exploring and Responding to Literature
2.2 Students explore multiple responses to literature.
3: Communicating with Others
3.1 Students use descriptive, narrative, expository, persuasive
and poetic modes
Students prepare, publish and/or present work appropriate to audience,
purpose, point of view and audience, and choose an appropriate written,
oral or visual format.
strategies to generate and develop ideas for speaking, writing and
for the English Language Arts
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
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.
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
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.
participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members
of a variety of literacy communities.
use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes
(e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).
NETS for Students
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.
the theme within the text.
understanding of the text’s general content.
stated or implied evidence from the text to draw and or support a conclusion
connections between the text and outside experiences and knowledge
synthesize and/or use relevant information within a written work to write
a personal response to the text.
synthesize, and/or use relevant information within a written work to extend
or evaluate the work
an awareness of an author’s or character’s customs and beliefs
included in texts