- Interacting with text through close reading, analysis, and interpretation.
- Engaging and interacting with the text (deep reading of text) to discern not only the craft of the writer, but the connectivity to other texts and citing evidence to support a conclusion.
- Reading and analyzing seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes and concepts.
- Writing routinely over extended periods (research, reflection, and revision) and shorter periods (a single sitting) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
- Establishing and sustaining a precise controlling idea/claim/counterclaim/position, choosing sophisticated organizational strategies, including a clear and well-defined introduction, body, and conclusion with relevant evidence.
- Choosing an effective style, tone, and point of view.
- Building knowledge on a subject through research projects and responding analytically to literary and informational sources.
Speaking & Listening
- Listening attentively and critically, responding thoughtfully, and building upon the ideas of others.
- Talking about texts in order to develop knowledge of academic language and conceptual understanding.
- Discussing and making connections among multiple texts using intra-, inter-, and extratextual questions.
- Demonstrating a command of standard English: grammar, usage, mechanics, precise language, and varied sentence structures.
- Acquiring and using general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college- and career-readiness level; demonstrating independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge.
CC.1.2.11-12.A / CC 1.3.11-12.A
Determine and analyze relationship between two or more central ideas, including development/interaction…provide objective summary… / Determine and analyze relationship between two or more themes/central ideas, including development/interaction…provide objective summary...
CC.1.2.11-12.B / CC.1.3.11-12.B
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis…as well as inferences and conclusions based on and related to an author's implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs.
CC.1.2.11-12.C / CC.1.3.11-12.C
Analyze the interaction and development of a complex set of ideas, sequence of events, or specific individuals… / Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama.
CC.1.2.11-12.D / CC.1.3.11-12.D
Evaluate how author's point of view/purpose shapes the content and style.
CC.1.2.11-12.E / CC.1.3.11-12.E
Analyze/evaluate the effectiveness of structure an author uses in exposition or argument… / Evaluate structure…including how specific sentences…relate to each other and the whole.
CC.1.2.11-12.F / CC.1.3.11-12.F
Evaluate how words and phrases shape meaning and tone in texts.
CC.1.2.11-12.G / CC.1.3.11-12.G
Integrate/evaluate multiple sources of information…in order to address a question or solve a problem / Analyze multiple interpretations of a story…evaluating how each version interprets the source text…
CC.188.8.131.52.H / CC.1.3.11-12.H
Analyze seminal texts based upon reasoning, premises, purposes, and arguments / Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of literature that reflect a variety of genres…
CC.1.2.11-12.J / CC.1.3.11-12.J
Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases…demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge…
CC.1.2.11-12.K / CC.1.3.11-12.I
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases…choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.
CC.1.2.11-12.L / CC.1.3.11-12.K
Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text…reading independently and proficiently / Read and comprehend literary fiction…reading independently and proficiently.
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade-level reading standards for literature and literary nonfiction.
(CC.1.4.11-12.S-analytical writing- encompasses all writing domains).
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting…
Conduct short/sustained research projects to answer a question…or solve a problem; narrow/broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources…demonstrating understanding…
Gather relevant information…assess strengths and limitations of sources…integrate information…avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on one source…following a standard format for citation.
Write routinely over extended time…(time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time…(a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Present information…conveying a clear and distinct perspective; organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking…