Identify the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership.
Identification should include
- listing opportunities to participate in community improvement projects and career development events (CDEs) and leadership development events (LDEs)
- exploring leadership development opportunities
- researching the responsibilities of FFA officers, committees, and members
- locating resources that guide participation in FFA activities
- explaining the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, and mission statement
- explaining the meaning of the FFA emblem, colors, and symbols
- explaining significant events and the history of the organization.
- How does one become an FFA member?
- What is the FFA’s mission and how does it accomplish its mission?
- What are the benefits and responsibilities of FFA membership?
- What five FFA activities are available through the local chapter?
- What are some significant events in FFA history? How have these events shaped membership over time?
- What is the FFA program of activities (POA), and how is it used?
Related Standards of Learning
The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of a variety of nonfiction texts.
- Skim materials using text features such as type, headings, and graphics to predict and categorize information.
- Identify main idea.
- Summarize supporting details.
- Create an objective summary including main idea and supporting details.
- Draw conclusions and make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
- Identify the author’s organizational pattern(s).
- Identify transitional words and phrases that signal an author’s organizational pattern.
- Differentiate between fact and opinion.
- Identify cause and effect relationships.
- Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
The student will write in a variety of forms to include narrative, expository, persuasive, and reflective with an emphasis on narrative and reflective writing.
- Engage in writing as a recursive process.
- Choose audience and purpose.
- Use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and organize ideas.
- Organize writing to fit mode or topic.
- Write narratives to include characters, plot, setting, and point of view.
- Establish a central idea incorporating evidence and maintaining an organized structure.
- Compose a thesis statement for expository and persuasive writing.
- Write multiparagraph compositions with elaboration and unity.
- Use transition words and phrases.
- Select vocabulary and information to enhance the central idea, tone, and voice.
- Expand and embed ideas by using modifiers, standard coordination, and subordination in complete sentences.
- Revise writing for clarity of content including specific vocabulary and information.
The student will self- and peer-edit writing for capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, paragraphing, and Standard English.
- Use subject-verb agreement with intervening phrases and clauses.
- Use pronoun-antecedent agreement to include indefinite pronouns.
- Maintain consistent verb tense across paragraphs.
- Eliminate double negatives.
- Use quotation marks with dialogue.
- Choose adverbs to describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
- Use correct spelling for frequently used words.
- Use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions.
The student will find, evaluate, and select appropriate resources to create a research product.
- Formulate and revise questions about a research topic.
- Collect and organize information from multiple sources.
- Evaluate and analyze the validity and credibility of sources.
- Cite primary and secondary sources.
- Avoid plagiarism by using own words and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
- Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.