Welcome to the KLA Humanities Department! Humanities is a seventy minute block that consists of vocabulary development, reading comprehension, literary analysis, writing applications, accountable talk, and writing strategies.Combined with History and Social Science, this course is designed to build critical reading and effective writing skills in specific genres or forms of literature using the Amplify curriculum. Students will explore worldly historical themes in each unit of study by building comprehension and applying critical thinking skills to a variety of texts.All assignments satisfy the requirements for the California Common Core State Standards in Language Arts in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Throughout each grading period, students will be assessed according to the California Common Core Arts Standards and History/Social Science Standards.
- Gradebook Calibration
25% Summative(Final Essays and
10% Vocab App/Grammar Flex/Solo
20 % Rubric Based Writing
- Map out Department wide Assessment Timeline- Write/Plan first Assessment
October - Amplify Unit 2 Reading Assessment
November SBAC Interim 2 weeks before break
December - Amplify Unit 3 Reading Assessment
February SBAC Interim 2 weeks before break
March - Amplify Unit 4 Reading Assessment
April/May Amplify Unit 5 Reading Assessment
May- CAASPP Summative
Solo assessments will be integrated in the week as Reading Comprehension Quizes.