• 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 create print and non-print texts using a variety of technological and informational resources.
• Students demonstrate a Christian understanding of how ethical decisions are made collaboratively via
written and verbal group projects.
• Students utilize critical and creative thinking skills and strategies to conduct research on issues and
interests: (a) students generate ideas and questions to research issues and interest, (b) students 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 participate as knowledgeable, reflective, creative, and critical members of a variety of literacy
communities. They lead classes, small group discussions, and take charge of their and others’ learning.