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      Teachers and parents seeking the full range of curriculum standards which can be served by this film should carefully review the standards applicable to their state. The following is a base from which to start for the eleven most populous states.

      Please note: we have not included standards relating to basic English language conventions, such as grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and penmanship, or standards relating to the general processes of writing, such as editing, proofreading, evaluation, analysis, etc. We have also not included standards which apply to general concepts or to skills of analysis or performance.

    California Content Standards: Grade 7: 3.0 Literary Response and Analysis: Standard 3.1; 1.0 Writing Strategies: Standards 1.1 - 1.7; 1.0 Written and Oral English Language Conventions: Standards 1.0- 1.7; Grade 8: 1.0 Writing Strategies: Standards 1.1 - 1.6; 1.0 Written and Oral English Language Conventions: Standards 1.0- 1.6; Grades 9 and 10: 1.0 Writing Strategies: Standards 1.1 - 1.9; 2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics): Standard 2.3 (a-f); 1.0 Written and Oral English Language Conventions: Standards 1.1 1.5; Grades 11 and 12: 2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics): Standards 2.2 - 2.4; 1.0 Written and Oral English Language Conventions: Standards 1.1 1.3.


    Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills: Grades 7 and 8: 110.23. English Language Arts and Reading: Standard (b) (15) (A) - (H); Grades 9 - 12: 110.52. Creative and Imaginative Writing: Standard (b) (1) (A) - (G); 110.53. Research and Technical Writing: Standard (b) (1) (A) - (D).

    New York Learning Standards: English Language Arts, Intermediate: Standard 1 Speaking and Writing, 2; Standard 3 Speaking and Writing, 2.

    Florida Sunshine State Standards: Grade 7: Benchmarks LA. and LA.; Grade 8: Benchmarks LA. and LA.; Grades 9-10: Benchmarks LA.910.4.2.3 and LA.910.4.3.1; Grades 11-12: Benchmarks LA.1112.4.2.3 and LA.1112.4.3.1.

    Illinois Learning Standards: Goal Three: All of the Middle/Jr. High; Early High School and Late High School Standards relate, including A C.

    Pennsylvania Academic Standards: Through Grade 8: Standard 1.4.8 B; Through Grade 11: Standard 1.4.11 B.

    Ohio Academic Content Standards: Writing Applications: Grade 7: 4 and 5; Grade 8: 4 (a)-(e); Grade 9: 4 (a)-(e); Grade 10: 4 (a)-(e); Grade 11: 4 (a)-(f); Grade 12: 4 (a)-(f).

    Michigan Curriculum Framework: Content Standards and Working Draft Benchmarks: Meaning and Communication: Middle School and High School; Content Standard 2, #1; Content Standard 3, #1.

    New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: Through Grade 7: Standard 3.2: B 4, D 10-11; Through Grade 8: Standard 3.2: B 4, D 10-11; Through Grades 9-12: Standard 3.2: 3.2.12.B.5 and 3.2.12.D.2.

    Georgia Performance Standards: Grade 7, ELA7W2 (a-g); Grade 8, ELA8W2 (a-i); Grade 9, ELA9RL4 (a-c) and ELA9W3 (a-f); Grade 10, ELA10RL4 (a-d) and ELA10W3 (a-f); Grade 11, ELA11W2 (a-l); Grade 12, ELA12W2 (a-m).

    North Carolina Standard Course of Study: Grade 7: Competency Goal 3: 3.02; Grade 8: Competency Goal 3: 3.02; English II: Competency Goal 3: 3.01, and Competency Goal 6: 6.01.

    Last updated June 30, 2008.

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