Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text. Analyze the development of themes throughout the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account. Provide an objective summary of the text.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support what the text explicitly says and what it infers. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support what the text explicitly says what it infers. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what inferences can be drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings. Analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including multiple meanings or engaging language.
Analyze how an author’s choices on how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of English grammar and usage when writing and speaking
Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words using context clues and patterns.
Present information and supporting evidence conveying a clear and distinct perspective and appropriate to purpose and audience.
Produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting with a specific purpose or audience in mind.
Evaluate a speaker’s point of view and reasoning. Evaluate a speaker’s use of evidence, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
Gather relevant information from multiple sources. Assess the usefulness of each source in terms of task, purpose, and audience. Integrate information into the text to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over-reliance on any one source, and following a standard format for citation.