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English 10 Essential Standards

  1. Identify and explain the central ideas and themes of a text and analyze how they develop. Summarize and interpret supporting details and ideas. 

  2. Identify and evaluate arguments and claims in texts while evaluating the reliability of the reasoning and evidence. 

  3. Write for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences (narratives, arguments, informative/explanatory). 

  4. Direct their research to find appropriate, relevant, and reliable sources that they integrate into their project.

  5. Use textual evidence to strengthen and support writing, analyzing the evidence given. 

  6. Present information in an organized and developed way in a style appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience.