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Common Core

9th and 10th grade students will be able to…

Reading-Informational Text (RI)
  1. Cite textual evidence  to support analysis
  2. Determine and summarize the central theme/central idea
  3. Analyze the sequence, connection and development of events and ideas
  4. Use context to determine meaning and tone
  5. Analyze organization and development of a text.
  6. Analyze the author’s point of view
  7. Compare and contrast various accounts and details of a subject
  8. Critically evaluate and assess evidence and reasoning
  9. Analyze important documents from US history for their literary significance
  10. Comprehend non-fiction text at grade level
Reading-Social Studies (RH)
  1. Use relevant information and ideas from documents to support analysis
  2. Determine the main idea of a document
  3. Use information/ideas to determine cause and effect
  4. Use source information/ideas to differentiate and understand political, social and economic trends
  5. Identify and analyze arguments/ideas presented in documents
  6. Compare and contrast various points of view
  7. Create and analyze visuals (graphs/charts)
  8. Identify and analyze evidence
  9. Compare and contrast primary and secondary source information
  10. Comprehend grade-level textbook

Reading-Science (RST)
  1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts
  2. Determine central ideas or conclusions of a text and provide an accurate summary
  3. Follow a multi-step procedure when carrying out a task
  4. Determine meaning of specific words and symbols
  5. Analyze the relationship among concepts in texts
  6. Analyze the purpose of an author’s explanation
  7. Create and analyze visuals (graphs/charts) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically into words
  8. Apply scientific method to draw conclusions
  9. Compare and contrast student acquired experimental results with those present in text
  10. Comprehend grade level textbooks

Reading-Literature (RL)
  1. Cite specific textual evident to support text
  2. Determine and analyze main idea/theme in order to provide objective summary of text
  3. Analyze complex characters
  4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as used in text
  5. Analyze author’s choices concerning text
  6. Analyze POV/cultural experiences
  7. Analyze the representation of subject or key scene in 2 different artistic mediums
  8. N/A
  9. Analyze how an author draws on/transforms source material
  10. Comprehend literature at grade level.
9th and 10th grade students will be able to…

Writing (W)
  1. Write an argument to support claims
  2. Write informative and explanatory texts to examine and express ideas
  3. Write narratives using effective techniques
    1. Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose and audience.
    2. Strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing and rewriting
  4. Use various forms of technology to produce and publish written work
  5. Conduct a research project 
  6. Gather information from credible sources and properly cite them
  7. Draw evidence from informational text
10. Write for a range of discipline specific tasks, purposes audiences

Speaking and Listening (SL)
  1. Participate in collaborative discussion
  2. Accurately use multiple sources of information
  3. Critically evaluate POV and evidence
  4. Clearly present appropriate information and evidence
  5. Use multimedia (visuals, sounds, digital) sources to present evidence
  6. Demonstrate command of formal English

Language (L)
  1. Demonstrate appropriate grammar usage in writing and speaking (sentence complexity)
  2. Demonstrate appropriate usage of the mechanics of language (punctuation, capitalization)
  3. Use a variety of language styles efficiently to communicate clearly
  4. Build vocabulary and expand word choice
  5. Understand and interpret figures of speech and nuances in word meanings
  6. Use words and phrases accurately for ‘general’ and ‘content’ specific meaning