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CO.9.1.Oral Expression and Listening
Oral Expression and Listening
9.1.2. Listening critically to comprehend a speaker’s message requires mental and physical strategies to direct and maintain attention. Students can: 9.1.2.a. Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 9–10 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1)
9.1.2.a.i. Work with peers to set rules for collegial discussions and decision-making (e.g., informal consensus, taking votes on key issues, presentation of alternate views), clear goals and deadlines, and individual roles as needed. (CCSS: SL.9-10.1b)
CO.9.2.Reading for All Purposes
9.2.1. Increasingly complex literary elements in traditional and contemporary works of literature require scrutiny and comparison. Students can: 9.2.1.c. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise. (CCSS: RL.9-10.5)
9.2.1.e. Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms and genres. 9.2.1.e.ii. Use literary terms to describe and analyze selections.
9.2.1.f. By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (CCSS: RL.9-10.10)
9.2.2. Increasingly complex informational texts require mature interpretation and study. Students can: 9.2.2.b. Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter). (CCSS: RI.9-10.5)
9.2.2.c. Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information through close text study and investigation via other sources.
9.2.2.e. Use flexible reading and note-taking strategies (outlining, mapping systems, skimming, scanning, key word search) to organize information and make connections within and across informational texts.
9.2.2.g. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning. (CCSS: RI.9-10-8)
CO.9.3.Writing and Composition
9.3.2. Informational and persuasive texts develop a topic and establish a controlling idea or thesis with relevant support. Students can: 9.3.2.a. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. (CCSS: W.9-10.1) 9.3.2.a.vii. Explain and imitate emotional, logical, and ethical appeals used by writers who are trying to persuade an audience.
9.3.3. Writing for grammar, usage, mechanics, and clarity requires ongoing refinements and revisions. Students can: 9.3.3.a. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. (CCSS: L.9-10.2) 9.3.3.a.ii. Distinguish between phrases and clauses and use this knowledge to write varied, strong, correct, complete sentences. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Sentences
9.3.3.a.iv. Spell correctly. (CCSS: L.9-10.2c) Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling
CO.9.4.Research and Reasoning
9.4.1. Informational materials, including electronic sources, need to be collected, evaluated, and analyzed for accuracy, relevance, and effectiveness for answering research questions. Students can: 9.4.1.a. Integrate information from different sources to research and complete a project.
9.4.1.b. Integrate information from different sources to form conclusions about an author’s assumptions, biases, credibility, cultural and social perspectives, or world views.
9.4.1.d. Examine materials to determine appropriate primary and secondary sources to use for investigating a question, topic, or issue (e.g., library databases, print and electronic encyclopedia and other reference materials, pamphlets, book excerpts, online and print newspaper and magazine articles, letters to an editor, digital forums, oral records, research summaries, scientific and trade journals).