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

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.

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support what the text explicitly says and what it infers and to support analysis of what inferences can be drawn from the text

Analyze how an author’s choices on how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning.

Produce clear and coherent writing that is appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language and word relationships. Interpret figures of speech and their roles in context.