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English 9

  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 text 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 research to find appropriate, relevant, and reliable sources that integrate into a 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, making strategic use of digital media and visual displays.

  7. Determine and clarify the meaning of words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing word parts, and consulting resources.


​​​​​​​English 11

  1. Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; summarize and interpret supporting details and ideas.

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics (also texts from different periods)

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

  4. Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations or each source, integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

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

  6. Present information in an organized and developed way in a style appropriate to the task, purpose, and audience, making strategic use of digital media and visual displays.