I can compare and contrast story elements across multiple mystery stories.
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Compare and contrast mysteries

I can compare and contrast story elements across multiple mystery stories.

I can collaborate with peers to strengthen my writing by revising and editing.
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Peer editing and revising

I can collaborate with peers to strengthen my writing by revising and editing.

I can develop a topic in my writing using facts, definitions, and details.
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Develop points using facts, definitions, and details

I can develop a topic in my writing using facts, definitions, and details.

I can use transitional words and phrases effectively in my writing.
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Transitions to convey sequence and signal shifts

I can use transitional words and phrases effectively in my writing.

I can use dialogue and description to develop events and show how characters...
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Use dialogue and description to develop experiences

I can use dialogue and description to develop events and show how characters...

I can introduce a narrator and characters in my own story.
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Introduce a narrator and/or characters to your story

I can introduce a narrator and characters in my own story.

I can use precise words and relevant descriptive details in my writing.
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Using precise words and phrases

I can use precise words and relevant descriptive details in my writing.

I can compare and contrast themes in stories.
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Compare and contrast similar themes in stories

I can compare and contrast themes in stories.

I can explain the role of a narrator and how he or she differs from the author.
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Narrator/characters in a story

I can explain the role of a narrator and how he or she differs from the author.

I can write an organized introductory paragraph.
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Write a clear and organized introduction

I can write an organized introductory paragraph.

I can write a clear and organized conclusion related to the information.
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Write a conclusion related to the information

I can write a clear and organized conclusion related to the information.

I can identify a story's setting and explain how it affects the plot.
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How setting affects the plot of a story

I can identify a story's setting and explain how it affects the plot.

I can make connections between a series of historical events.
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Connection between series of historical events

I can make connections between a series of historical events.

I can distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.
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Introduction to connotations and denotations

I can distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations.

I can write a conclusion paragraph for an opinion essay.
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Write a conclusion

I can write a conclusion paragraph for an opinion essay.

I can make connections between scientific ideas/concepts.
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Connection between scientific ideas/concepts

I can make connections between scientific ideas/concepts.

I can organize events in sequence and can recognize when an event or story is
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Organize an event sequence

I can organize events in sequence and can recognize when an event or story is

I can accurately identify credible sources of information for research purposes.
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Using credible sources

I can accurately identify credible sources of information for research purposes.

I can properly paraphrase information and text.
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Paraphrasing

I can properly paraphrase information and text.

I can identify and explain the three types of irony.
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Types of irony

I can identify and explain the three types of irony.