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Literary Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level literary text. EL.HS.LI.09. Identify various literary devices, including figurative language, imagery, allegory, and symbolism; evaluate the significance of the devices; and explain their appeal.
EL.HS.LI.13. Evaluate the impact of word choice and figurative language on tone, mood, and theme.
EL.HS.LI.14. Identify and describe the function of dialogue, soliloquies, asides, character foils, and stage directions in dramatic literature.
EL.HS.LI.19. Analyze a work of literature, showing how it reflects the heritage, traditions, attitudes, and beliefs of its author.
Literary Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level literary text. EL.HS.LI.07. Infer the main idea when it is not explicitly stated, and support with evidence from the text.
EL.HS.LI.08. Identify and analyze unstated reasons for actions or beliefs based on explicitly stated information.
Informational Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level informational text across the subject areas. EL.HS.RE.26. Draw conclusions about the author's purpose based on evidence in the text.
EL.HS.RE.27. Differentiate among reasoning based on fact versus reasoning based on opinions, emotional appeals, or other persuasive techniques.
EL.HS.RE.28. Evaluate if and how the author uses authoritative sources to establish credibility for arguments, proposed actions, or policies.
EL.HS.RE.31. Evaluate an author's argument or defense of a claim by evaluating the relationship between generalizations and evidence, the comprehensiveness of evidence, and the way in which the author's intent or bias affects the structure and tone of the text (e.g., in professional journals, sports journals, editorials, political speeches, primary source material).
EL.HS.RE.34. Synthesize the content from several sources or works by a single author dealing with a single issue; paraphrase the ideas and connect them to other sources and related topics to demonstrate comprehension.
Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level informational text across the subject areas. EL.HS.RE.22. Infer an author's unstated meaning and draw conclusions about an author's stated meaning based on facts, events, images, patterns or symbols found in text.
EL.HS.RE.24. Analyze implicit relationships, such as cause-and-effect, sequence-time relationships, comparisons, classifications, and generalizations.
EL.HS.RE.25. Infer the main idea when it is not explicitly stated, and support with evidence from the text.
Informational Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas. EL.HS.RE.19. Identify and/or summarize sequence of events, main ideas, facts, supporting details, and opinions in informational and practical selections.
Read to Perform a Task: Find, understand, and use specific information in a variety of texts across the subject areas to perform a task. EL.HS.RE.15. Read textbooks; biographical sketches; letters; diaries; directions; procedures; magazines; essays; primary source historical documents; editorials; news stories; periodicals; bus routes; catalogs; technical directions; consumer, workplace, and public documents.
EL.HS.RE.16. Synthesize information found in various parts of charts, tables, diagrams, glossaries, or related grade-level text to reach supported conclusions.
EL.HS.RE.17. Analyze the structure and format of job and consumer-related materials, including the graphics and headers, and explain how the features support the intended purposes.
EL.HS.RE.18. Demonstrate sophisticated use of technology by following directions in technical manuals (e.g., those found with graphing calculators and specialized software programs and in access guides to World Wide Websites on the Internet).
Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas. EL.HS.RE.11. Identify and use the literal and figurative meanings of words and phrases.
EL.HS.RE.13. Use general dictionaries, specialized dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses, or related references to increase vocabulary.
Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed. Suggested grade-level target for reading ON OWN: High School: 1,500,000 words annually. EL.HS.RE.02. Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information.
EL.HS.RE.06. Understand and draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed--rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, class and group discussions, generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, and comparing information from several sources.
OR.EL.HS.SL.SPEAKING AND LISTENING
Speaking: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas using oral, visual, and multimedia forms in ways appropriate to topic, context, audience, and purpose ; organize oral, visual, and multimedia presentations in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas and elements ; use language appropriate to topic, context, audience, and purpose ; and demonstrate control of eye contact, speaking rate, volume, enunciation, inflection, gestures, and other nonverbal techniques. Suggested speech length: High School, 3-7 minutes. EL.HS.SL.07. Use props, visual aids, graphs, and/or electronic media to enhance the appeal and accuracy of rehearsed presentations (not part of scoring guide criteria).
Research Report Writing: Investigate topics of interest and importance across the subject areas, selecting appropriate media sources, using effective research processes, and demonstrating ethical use of resources and materials. EL.HS.WR.27. Use clear research questions and suitable research sources, including the library, electronic media, and personal interviews, to gather and present evidence from primary and secondary print or Internet sources.
EL.HS.WR.28. Use effective note-taking techniques to ensure appropriate documentation of quoted as well as paraphrased material.
EL.HS.WR.30. Synthesize information from multiple sources and identify complexities and discrepancies in the information and the different perspectives found in each medium, including almanacs, microfiche, news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, and technical documents.
EL.HS.WR.32. Use appropriate conventions for documentation in text, notes, and works cited, following the formats in specific style manuals (e.g., Works Cited Entries--MLA, Reference Entries--APA).
Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Research Reports/ Multi-media Presentations (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: High School, 500-1,500 words. EL.HS.WR.23. Write analytical essays and research reports: EL.HS.WR.23.g. Document sources.
Conventions: Capitalization: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas. EL.HS.WR.19. Use correct capitalization.
Conventions: Grammar: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas. EL.HS.WR.15. Show control of clauses, including main and subordinate, and phrases, including gerund, infinitive, and participial. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Sentences
EL.HS.WR.16. Understand and use proper placement of modifiers.
EL.HS.WR.17. Demonstrate an understanding of proper English usage, including the consistent use of verb tenses and forms. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Usage
Writing: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes, and details appropriate to audience and purpose that engage reader interest ; organize information in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas, sentences, and paragraphs ; and use precise words and fluent sentence structures that support meaning. EL.HS.WR.13. Demonstrate an understanding of sentence construction--including parallel structure and subordination--to achieve clarity of meaning, vary sentence types, and enhance flow and rhythm.
Conventions: Spelling: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas. EL.HS.WR.14. Produce writing that shows accurate spelling. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Spelling