BPS District English Standards Book

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Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 2:49 AM

ELA Introduction

English Language Art Standards

The BPSS (ELA) English Language Arts Standards course in Learnbps is Bismarck Public School District's current progress on prioritizing and deconstructing standards to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn. The standards are designed to provide guidance so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help students. Plus help students reflect on the knowledge and skills that they need for success.


Identifier Explanation

ELA-04.L.02

The Bismarck Public School District Standards-Based Progress Report displays grades at the Strand level. Therefore Bismarck Public School District has modified the North Dakota DPI Identifiers to fit into our student information system PowerSchool for Standards-Based grading. Above is a BPS-Standards ELA identifier with smaller muted text showing the addition  to the identifier that are the components that BPS adds to the State code.


English Language Arts (ELA) Standards Global Glossaries

Navigation

ELA Book Navigation

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K-12 Grade Levels

HSEnglish

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ELA Grade Level Navigation

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Kindergarten

BPS-S ELA Logo glossary iconK Grade English
"I can ... statements"
BPS-S ELA-RL Logo BPS-S ELA-RI Logo BPS-S ELA-RF Logo
BPS-S ELA-RL Logo BPS-S ELA-RI Logo BPS-S ELA-RF Logo

Kindergarten Band LogoLearning new language skills is a hallmark of kindergarten. Your child will learn about the alphabet and its role in reading. Your child will practice rhyming, matching words with beginning sounds, and blending sounds into words. Practice with these types of activities is a powerful step toward learning to read and spell correctly. The size of your child’s vocabulary is another key factor in his or her ability to read and comprehend books and stories. Your child also will begin to experiment with writing and will be encouraged to use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing letters to share information, ideas, and feelings.

Note: Standards Identifiers auto-link to popup a detailed description with "I can ..." and Proficiency Scales.
Prioritized Standards Identifiers are highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-00.RL K GrReading Literature Strand

  • ELA-00.RL.01 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-00.RL.02 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.
  • ELA-00.RL.03 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
  • ELA-00.RL.04 Ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings, in a story or poem.
  • ELA-00.RL.05 Recognize common types of texts using their unique features throughout the selection.
  • ELA-00.RL.06 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
  • ELA-00.RL.07 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.
  • ELA-00.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-00.RL.09 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
  • ELA-00.RL.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

ELA-00.RI K GrReading Information Strand

  • ELA-00.RI.01 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.02 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key/supporting details of a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.03 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.04 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.05 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
  • ELA-00.RI.06 With prompting and support, name or locate the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.07 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between photographs or illustrations and the text in which they appear.
  • ELA-00.RI.08 With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.09 With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.
  • ELA-00.RI.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.

ELA-00.RF K GrReading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-00.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
  • ELA-00.RF.02 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
  • ELA-00.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-00.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-00.W K GrWriting Strand

  • ELA-00.W.01 Write opinion pieces using a combination of drawing and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts using a combination of drawing and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.03 Write narratives using a combination of drawing, and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-00.W.05 With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
  • ELA-00.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers.
  • ELA-00.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • ELA-00.W.08 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-00.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)

ELA-00.L K GrLanguage Strand

  • ELA-00.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-00.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • ELA-00.L.04 With guidance and support from adults, determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • ELA-00.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-00.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.

ELA-00.SL K GrSpeaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-00.SL.01 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-00.SL.02 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key/supporting details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • ELA-00.SL.03 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
  • ELA-00.SL.04 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  • ELA-00.SL.05 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  • ELA-00.SL.06 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in Kindergarten

  • Naming upper- and lower-case letters, matching those letters with their sounds, and printing them
  • Comparing the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories, such as fairy tales and folktales
  • Retelling familiar stories and talking about stories read to them using details from the text
  • Using a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to describe an event, including his or her reaction to what happened
  • Stating an opinion or preference about a topic or book in writing (e.g., “My favorite book is . . .”)
  • Taking part in classroom conversations and following rules for discussions (e.g., learning to listen to others and taking turns when speaking)
  • Speaking clearly to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas, including descriptions of familiar people, places, things, and events
  • Asking and answering questions about key details in stories or other information read aloud
  • Understanding and using question words (e.g., who, what, where, when, why, how) in discussions
  • Learning to recognize, spell, and properly use those little grammatical words that hold the language together (e.g., a, the, to, of, from, I, is, are)

Grade 01

BPS-S ELA Logo glossary icon1st Grade English
"I can ... statements"
BPS-S ELA-RL Logo BPS-S ELA-RI Logo BPS-S ELA-RF Logo
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Grade Level LogoIn 1st grade, your child will become a more independent reader and writer. Your child will continue to learn and practice rules for recognizing the sounds that make up words and will be able to sound out more complex words. Such foundational skills are necessary and important components of developing proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend a wide range of materials. Students will learn to think about what they read and talk about the main ideas of simple stories. As they write and speak, 1st graders will learn to use language appropriately; this includes using complete sentences and spelling words with increasing accuracy.

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Prioritized Standards Identifiers are highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-01.RL 1st GradeReading Literature Strand

  • ELA-01.RL.01 Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-01.RL.02 Retell stories, including key/supporting details, and demonstrate understanding of their central or main idea.
  • ELA-01.RL.03 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key/supporting details.
  • ELA-01.RL.04 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • ELA-01.RL.05 Explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text using a wide range of text types.
  • ELA-01.RL.06 Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
  • ELA-01.RL.07 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
  • ELA-01.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-01.RL.09 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
  • ELA-01.RL.10 Read prose and poetry on grade level 1 proficiently and independently.

ELA-01.RI 1st GradeReading Information Strand

  • ELA-01.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.02 Identify the main topic and retell key/supporting details of a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.03 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.04 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.05 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.06 Distinguish between information provided by photographs or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.07 Use the photographs or illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • ELA-01.RI.08 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.09 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic.
  • ELA-01.RI.10 Proficiently read informational texts on grade level.

ELA-01.RF 1st GradeReading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-01.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
  • ELA-01.RF.02 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
  • ELA-01.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-01.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-01.W 1st GradeWriting Strand

  • ELA-01.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-01.W.05 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
  • ELA-01.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers.
  • ELA-01.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • ELA-01.W.08 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-01.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)

ELA-01.L 1st GradeLanguage Strand

  • ELA-01.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-01.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • ELA-01.L.04 With guidance and support from adults, determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • ELA-01.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-01.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.

ELA-01.SL 1st GradeSpeaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-01.SL.01 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups. a. Follow agreed upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion). b. Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
  • ELA-01.SL.02 Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key/supporting details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • ELA-01.SL.03 Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
  • ELA-01.SL.04 Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  • ELA-01.SL.05 Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  • ELA-01.SL.06 Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 1st Grade

  • Using phonics (matching letters and sounds) and word analysis skills to figure out unfamiliar words when reading and writing
  • Describing characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details
  • Getting facts and information from different writings
  • Writing about a topic, supplying some facts, and providing some sense of opening and closing
  • Participating in shared research and writing projects (e.g., exploring a number of “how-to” books and using them to write a sequence of instructions)
  • Taking part in conversations about topics and texts being studied by responding to the comments of others and asking questions to clear up any confusion
  • Describing people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly and with complete sentences
  • Producing and expanding complete simple and compound statements, questions, commands, and exclamations
  • Identifying the correct meaning for a word with multiple meanings, based on the sentence or paragraph in which the word is used (e.g., deciding whether the word bat means a flying mammal or a club used in baseball)
  • Learning to think about finer distinctions in the meanings of near-synonyms (e.g., marching, prancing, strutting, strolling, walking)

Grade 02

BPS-S ELA Logo glossary icon2nd Grade English
"I can ... statements"
BPS-S ELA-RL Logo BPS-S ELA-RI Logo BPS-S ELA-RF Logo
BPS-S ELA-RL Logo BPS-S ELA-RI Logo BPS-S ELA-RF Logo

Grade Level LogoStudents in 2nd grade will gain more skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They continue to learn and practice rules for matching sounds to letters that make up words, and they learn new concepts — such as words that share the same root (e.g., add and additional) — that help them figure out the meanings of new words. Writing will become an exciting way for your child to use newly learned words and phrases to express ideas. As they write and speak, 2nd graders will be more attentive to the formal and informal uses of English and will spell most words correctly in their writing.

Note: Standards Identifiers auto-link to popup a detailed description with "I can ..." and Proficiency Scales.
Prioritized Standards Identifiers are highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-02.RL 2nd GradeReading Literature Strand

  • ELA-02.RL.01 Ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions to demonstrate understanding of key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-02.RL.02 Recount stories from a variety of genres and diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
  • ELA-02.RL.03 Describe settings and how characters in a story, respond to major events and challenges.
  • ELA-02.RL.04 Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • ELA-02.RL.05 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
  • ELA-02.RL.06 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
  • ELA-02.RL.07 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
  • ELA-02.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-02.RL.09 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.
  • ELA-02.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, on grade level1 proficiently and independently.

ELA-02.RI Grade 2Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-02.RI.01 Ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key/supporting details in a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.02 Identify the main topic of a multi-paragraph text and retell key/supporting details that support the main topic.
  • ELA-02.RI.03 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-02.RI.05 Know and use various text features to efficiently locate key facts or information in a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.06 Identify the main purpose of a text, including the author’s point of view, explanation, or description.
  • ELA-02.RI.07 Explain how specific images contribute to and clarify a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.08 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text. 
  • ELA-02.RI.09 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
  • ELA-02.RI.10 Proficiently read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts on grade level.

ELA-02.RF Grade 2Reading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-02.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-02.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.

ELA-02.W Grade 2Writing Strand

  • ELA-02.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • ELA-02.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • ELA-02.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
  • ELA-02.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-02.W.05 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
  • ELA-02.W.06 Use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including collaboration with peers.
  • ELA-02.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • ELA-02.W.08 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-02.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)

ELA-02.L Grade 2Language Strand

  • ELA-02.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-02.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
  • ELA-02.L.03 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
    ELA-02.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
    ELA-02.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
    ELA-02.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

ELA-02.SL Grade 2Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-02.SL.01 Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-02.SL.02 Recount or describe the main idea and key/supporting details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through media.
  • ELA-02.SL.03 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
  • ELA-02.SL.04 Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevance, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
  • ELA-02.SL.05 Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • ELA-02.SL.06 Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 2nd Grade

  • Paying close attention to details, including illustrations and graphics, in stories and books to answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions
  • Determining the lesson or moral of stories, fables, and folktales
  • Using text features (e.g., captions, bold print, indexes) to locate key facts or information efficiently
  • Writing an opinion about a book he or she has read, using important details from the materials to support that opinion
  • Writing stories that include a short sequence of events and include a clear beginning, middle, and end
  • Participating in shared research projects (e.g., read books on a single topic to produce a report)
  • Taking part in conversations by linking his or her comments to the remarks of others and asking and answering questions to gather additional information or deepen understanding of the topic
  • Retelling key information or ideas from media or books read aloud
  • Producing, expanding, and rearranging sentences (e.g., “The boy watched the movie”; “The little boy watched the movie”; “The action movie was watched by the little boy”)
  • Determining the meaning of the new word formed when a known prefix or suffix is added to a known word (happy/unhappy; pain/painful/painless)

Grade 03

BPS-S ELA Logo glossary icon3rd Grade English
"I can ... statements"
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Grade Level LogoThird grade is a pivotal year for your child. Learning to read with fluency and confidence will serve as a foundation for the reading demands in later grades. By practicing with learning-to-read strategies, your child will reliably be able to make sense of multisyllable words in books. He or she will come to appreciate that words have meanings that are not literal (e.g., a piece of cake) and have relationships to other words (e.g., company and companion). Recognizing and understanding words will help your child read increasingly challenging stories and books and build knowledge about the world around him or her. By the end of the year, your child also will be writing clear sentences and paragraphs on a range of topics, drawing on an expanding vocabulary.

Note: Standards Identifiers auto-link to popup a detailed description with "I can ..." and Proficiency Scales.
Prioritized Standards Identifiers are highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-03.RL Grade 3Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-03.RL.01  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • ELA-03.RL.02  Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures to determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • ELA-03.RL.03  Describe characters in a story and their actions.
  • ELA-03.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
  • ELA-03.RL.05  Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
  • ELA-03.RL.06  Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
  • ELA-03.RL.07  Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story.
  • ELA-03.RL.08  Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-03.RL.09  Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.
  • ELA-03.RL.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.

ELA-03.RI Grade 3Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-03.RI.01  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • ELA-03.RI.02  Determine the main idea of a text and recount the key details to explain how they support the main idea.
  • ELA-03.RI.03  Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • ELA-03.RI.04  Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-03.RI.05  Use text features and search tools to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
  • ELA-03.RI.06  Identify first and third person points of view.
  • ELA-03.RI.07  Use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
  • ELA-03.RI.08  Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text.
  • ELA-03.RI.09  Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
  • ELA-03.RI.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, on grade level independently.

ELA-03.RF Grade 3Reading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-03.RF.03  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-03.RF.04  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-03.W Grade 3Writing Strand

  • ELA-03.W.01  Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
  • ELA-03.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-03.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • ELA-03.W.04  Produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • ELA-03.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  • ELA-03.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing using keyboarding skills/digital tools as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • ELA-03.W.07  Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
  • ELA-03.W.08  Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
  • ELA-03.W.09  (Begins in grade 4)

ELA-03.L Grade 3Language Strand

  • ELA-03.L.01  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-03.L.02  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • ELA-03.L.03  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • ELA-03.L.04  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-03.L.05  Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-03.L.06  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.

ELA-03.SL Grade 3Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-03.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-03.SL.02  Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-03.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
  • ELA-03.SL.04  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-03.SL.05  Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
  • ELA-03.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 3rd Grade

  • Reading closely to find main ideas and supporting details in a story
  • Describing the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in stories (e.g., first, second, third; cause and effect)
  • Comparing the most important points and key details presented in two books on the same topic
  • Writing opinions or explanations that group related information and develop topics with facts and details
  • Writing stories that establish a situation and include details and clear sequences of events that describe the actions, thoughts, and feelings of characters
  • Independently conducting short research projects that build knowledge about various topics
  • Asking and answering questions about information he or she hears from a speaker or while participating in classroom discussions, offering appropriate elaboration and detail that build on what others have said
  • Reading stories and poems aloud fluently, without pausing to figure out what each word means
  • Distinguishing the literal and nonliteral meanings of words, such as something’s fishy and cold shoulder
  • Spelling correctly and consulting dictionaries to clarify meanings of words

Grade 04

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Grade Level LogoBuilding the stamina and skills to read challenging fiction, nonfiction, and other materials is fundamental in 4th grade. Your child will continue to learn about the world as well as build vocabulary skills by reading more complicated stories and poems from different cultures and a range of books on history, science, art, and music. Fourth grade students also will make important strides in their ability to explain plainly and in detail what a book says — both explicitly and what is implied from its details. By 4th grade, your child will be writing effective summaries, book reports, and descriptions of characters or events that use correct grammar and punctuation.

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ELA-04.RL Grade 4Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-04.RL.01  Refer to details and examples using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.02  Determine a theme of a story, dramas, or poems from details in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.03  Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.04  Determine the allusions in meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including, but not limited to significant characters found in mythology.
  • ELA-04.RL.05  Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems and drama when writing or speaking about a text.
  • ELA-04.RL.06  Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
  • ELA-04.RL.07  Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.08  Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-04.RL.09  Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
  • ELA-04.RL.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.

ELA-04.RI Grade 4Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-04.RI.01  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Summarize the text.
  • ELA-04.RI.02  Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.
  • ELA-04.RI.03  Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
  • ELA-04.RI.04  Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-04.RI.05  Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  • ELA-04.RI.06  Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
  • ELA-04.RI.07  Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  • ELA-04.RI.08  Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
  • ELA-04.RI.09  Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • ELA-04.RI.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, on grade level independently.

ELA-04.RF Grade 4Reading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-04.RF.03  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-04.RF.04  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-04.W Grade 4Writing Strand

  • ELA-04.W.01  Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-04.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-04.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • ELA-04.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-04.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  • ELA-04.W.06  Use technology , including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing using keyboarding skills/digital tools as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • ELA-04.W.07  Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-04.W.08  Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-04.W.09  Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA-04.L Grade 4Language Strand

  • ELA-04.L.01  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-04.L.02  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-04.L.03  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • ELA-04.L.04  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-04.L.05  Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-04.L.06  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being and that are basic to a particular topic.

ELA-04.SL Grade 4Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-04.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-04.SL.02  Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-04.SL.03  Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
  • ELA-04.SL.04  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-04.SL.05  Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-04.SL.06  Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations where informal discourse is appropriate; use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 4th Grade

  • Describing the basic elements of stories — such as characters, events, and settings — by drawing on specific details in the text
  • Paying close attention to key features of informational books and articles: these include understanding the main and supporting ideas; being able to compare and contrast information; and explaining how the author uses facts, details, and evidence to support particular points
  • Comparing ideas, characters, events, and settings in stories and myths from different cultures
  • Writing summaries or opinions about topics supported with a set of well-organized facts, details, and examples
  • Independently conducting short research projects on different aspects of a topic using evidence from books and the Internet
  • Paraphrasing and responding to information presented in discussions, such as comparing and contrasting ideas and analyzing evidence that speakers use to support particular points
  • Reporting orally on a topic or telling a story with enough facts and details
  • Writing complete sentences with correct capitalization and spelling
  • Relating words that are common in reading to words with similar meanings (synonyms) and to their opposites (antonyms)

Grade 05

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Grade Level LogoIn 5th grade, your child will read widely and deeply from a range of high-quality, increasingly challenging fiction and nonfiction from diverse cultures and time periods. Building knowledge about subjects through research projects and responding analytically to literary and informational sources will be key to your child’s continuing success. Your child will write stories or essays that are several paragraphs long. By devoting significant time and effort to producing numerous written pieces over short and extended timeframes throughout the year, he or she also will gain control over many conventions of grammar, usage, and punctuation as well as learn ways to make himself or herself understood.

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ELA-05.RL Grade 5Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-05.RL.01  Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RL.02  Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic.
  • ELA-05.RL.03  Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
  • ELA-05.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • ELA-05.RL.05  Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
  • ELA-05.RL.06  Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
  • ELA-05.RL.07  Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.
  • ELA-05.RL.08  Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-05.RL.09  Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
  • ELA-05.RL.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.

ELA-05.RI Grade 5Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-05.RI.01  Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RI.02  Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details.
  • ELA-05.RI.03  Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
  • ELA-05.RI.04  Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-05.RI.05  Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts
  • ELA-05.RI.06  Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
  • ELA-05.RI.07  Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
  • ELA-05.RI.08  Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which point(s).
  • ELA-05.RI.09  Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • ELA-05.RI.10  By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, on grade level independently.

ELA-05.RF Grade 5Reading Foundational Skills Strand

  • ELA-05.RF.03  Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
  • ELA-05.RF.04  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-05.W Grade 5Writing Strand

  • ELA-05.W.01  Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-05.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-05.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
  • ELA-05.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-05.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-05.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing using keyboarding skills/digital tools as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • ELA-05.W.07  Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-05.W.08  Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-05.W.09  Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA-05.L Grade 5Language Strand

  • ELA-05.L.01  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-05.L.02  Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
  • ELA-05.L.03  Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  • ELA-05.L.04  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-05.L.05  Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-05.L.06  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.

ELA-05.SL Grade 5Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-05.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on other' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-05.SL.02  Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-05.SL.03  Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
  • ELA-05.SL.04  Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-05.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-05.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 5th Grade

  • Summarizing the key details of stories, dramas, poems, and nonfiction materials, including their themes or main ideas
  • Identifying and judging evidence that supports particular ideas in an author’s argument to change a reader’s point of view
  • Integrating information from several print and digital sources to answer questions and solve problems
  • Writing opinions that offer reasoned arguments and provide facts and examples that are logically grouped to support the writer’s point of view
  • Writing stories, real or imaginary, that unfold naturally and developing the plot with dialogue, description, and effective pacing of the action
  • Coming to classroom discussions prepared, then engaging fully and thoughtfully with others (e.g., contributing accurate, relevant information; elaborating on the remarks of others; synthesizing ideas)
  • Reporting on a topic or presenting an opinion with his or her own words, a logical sequence of ideas, sufficient facts and details, and formal English when appropriate
  • Expanding, combining, and reducing sentences to improve meaning, interest, and style of writing
  • Building knowledge of academic words with an emphasis on those that signal a contrast in ideas or logical relationships, such as on the other hand, similarly, and therefore
  • Producing writing on the computer

Grade 06

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Grade Level LogoIn 6th grade, students apply skills they learned in earlier grades to make sense of longer, more challenging books and articles. That includes learning about how authors try to influence readers and find reasons to support their ideas. Focusing on how authors make their points and support their arguments with evidence and reasoning helps 6th grade students sharpen their ability to write and speak with more clarity and coherence. Students also will expand their vocabularies and use new words in their stories, reports, and essays. To meet these literacy goals, students must devote significant attention to precise details in their reading and when writing.

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ELA-06.RL Grade 6Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-06.RL.01  Read closely to comprehend Literature/Fiction text.
  • ELA-06.RL.02  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and explain how it is conveyed through particular details.
  • ELA-06.RL.03  Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
  • ELA-06.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-06.RL.05  Analyze how part of a text fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
  • ELA-06.RL.06  Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
  • ELA-06.RL.07  Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they watch or listen.
  • ELA-06.RL.08  (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-06.RL.09  Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
  • ELA-06.RL.10  By the end of grade 6, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-06.RI Grade 6Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-06.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend Informational/Nonfiction text.
  • ELA-06.RI.02  Determine a central idea of a text and explain how it is conveyed through particular details.
  • ELA-06.RI.03  Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.
  • ELA-06.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
  • ELA-06.RI.05  Describe how a paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
  • ELA-06.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
  • ELA-06.RI.07  Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in written text to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
  • ELA-06.RI.08  Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
  • ELA-06.RI.09  Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.
  • ELA-06.RI.10  By the end of grade 6, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-06.W Grade 6Writing Strand

  • ELA-06.W.01  Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-06.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-06.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • ELA-06.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-06.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-06.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • ELA-06.W.07  Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
  • ELA-06.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-06.W.09  Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


ELA-06.SL Grade 6Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-06.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-06.SL.02  Use introductory note-taking strategies to interpret information presented in diverse media and formats and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • ELA-06.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
  • ELA-06.SL.04  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-06.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
  • ELA-06.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 6th Grade

  • Analyzing how chapters of a book, scenes of a play, or stanzas of a poem fit into the overall structure of the piece and contribute to the development of ideas or themes
  • Gaining knowledge from materials that make extensive use of elaborate diagrams and data to convey information and illustrate concepts
  • Evaluating the argument and specific claims in written materials or a speech, and distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not
  • Presenting claims and findings to others orally, sequencing ideas logically, and accentuating main ideas or themes
  • Writing arguments that provide clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources
  • Writing brief reports that examine a topic, have a clear focus, and include relevant facts, details, and quotations
  • Conducting short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and sharpening the focus based on the research findings
  • Reviewing and paraphrasing key ideas and multiple perspectives of a speaker
  • Recognizing variations from standard English in his or her own and others’ writing and speaking, and using this knowledge to improve language use
  • Determining the correct meaning of a word based on the context in which it is used (e.g., the rest of the sentence or paragraph; a word’s position or function in a sentence)

Grade 07

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Grade Level LogoIn 7th grade, your child will analyze, define, compare, and evaluate ideas when reading, writing, speaking, and listening. He or she will continue to analyze how themes in fiction and nonfiction develop over the course of a book or article. Readings will include classic and contemporary pieces that represent diverse perspectives. In particular, 7th grade students’ ability to cite specific evidence when offering an interpretation of a text matures. They use relevant evidence when supporting their own points in writing and speaking, making their reasoning clear to readers or listeners or constructively evaluating others’ use of evidence. This ability will help your child in every facet of his or her studies.

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ELA-07.RL Grade 7Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-07.RL.01  Read closely to comprehend Literature/Fiction text.
  • ELA-07.RL.02  Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
  • ELA-07.RL.03  Analyze how particular elements, such as foreshadowing, point of view, plot development, protagonist, antagonist, theme, etc., of a story or drama interact.
  • ELA-07.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
  • ELA-07.RL.05  Analyze how an author uses an entire text’s form or structure to develop ideas.
  • ELA-07.RL.06  Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view or perspectives of different characters or narrators in a text.
  • ELA-07.RL.07  Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version.
  • ELA-07.RL.08  (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-07.RL.09  Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
  • ELA-07.RL.10  By the end of grade 7, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-07.RI Grade 7Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-07.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend Informational/Nonfiction text.
  • ELA-07.RI.02  Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text.
  • ELA-07.RI.03  Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text.
  • ELA-07.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-07.RI.05  Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
  • ELA-07.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
  • ELA-07.RI.07  Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject.
  • ELA-07.RI.08  Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
  • ELA-07.RI.09  Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
  • ELA-07.RI.10  By the end of grade 7, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-07.W Grade 7Writing Strand

  • ELA-07.W.01  Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-07.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-07.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • ELA-07.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-07.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • ELA-07.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing, link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
  • ELA-07.W.07  Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
  • ELA-07.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-07.W.09  Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


ELA-07.SL Grade 7Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-07.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-07.SL.02  Use introductory note-taking strategies to analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • ELA-07.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, the soundness of the reasoning, and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • ELA-07.SL.04  Present claims and findings, emphasizing significant points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-07.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize significant points.
  • ELA-07.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 7th Grade

  • Citing several sources of specific evidence from a piece when offering an oral or written analysis of a book, essay, article, or play
  • Analyzing works of fiction to see how events advance the plot and how setting shapes the characters
  • Determining an author’s point of view or purpose in a nonfiction work and analyzing how the author takes a position different from other authors
  • Organizing and focusing his or her own writing, including supporting statements and conclusions with evidence and showing that the evidence is accurate and reliable
  • Conducting research in response to a specific question by drawing on evidence from several credible literary or informational sources to support an analysis or reflection
  • Avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citations (e.g., footnotes, bibliography)
  • Evaluating a speaker’s key points and reasoning, asking questions, and stating his or her own well supported ideas in discussions
  • Presenting claims and findings to others emphasizing main points, making eye contact, speaking loudly enough, pronouncing words clearly, and using formal English when the situation calls for it
  • Using common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to defining the meaning of a word (e.g., semi-, semiannual, semicircle)

Grade 08

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Grade Level LogoTo prepare for bigger challenges in high school, 8th grade students must grapple with major works of fiction and nonfiction that extend across cultures and centuries. As they work diligently to understand precisely what an author or speaker is saying, students also must learn to question an author’s or speaker’s assumptions and assess the accuracy of his or her claims. They also must be able to report findings from their own research and analysis of sources in a clear manner.

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ELA-08.RL Grade 8Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-08.RL.01    Read closely to comprehend Literature/Fiction text.
  • ELA-08.RL.02    Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot.
  • ELA-08.RL.03    Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story, poem, or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or prompt a decision.
  • ELA-08.RL.04    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • ELA-08.RL.05    Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
  • ELA-08.RL.06    Explain how differences in the point of view of characters and the audience or reader creates effects such as suspense or humor.
  • ELA-08.RL.07    Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
  • ELA-08.RL.08    (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-08.RL.09    Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is reimagined or made new.
  • ELA-08.RL.10    By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-08.RI Grade 8Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-08.RI.01    Read closely to comprehend Informational/Nonfiction text.
  • ELA-08.RI.02    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas.
  • ELA-08.RI.03    Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events.
  • ELA-08.RI.04    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • ELA-08.RI.05    Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how sections, paragraphs, and/or particular sentences contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
  • ELA-08.RI.06    Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
  • ELA-08.RI.07    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a particular topic or idea.
  • ELA-08.RI.08    Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • ELA-08.RI.09    Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
  • ELA-08.RI.10    By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-08.W Grade 8Writing Strand

  • ELA-08.W.01    Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-08.W.02    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-08.W.03    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • ELA-08.W.04    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-08.W.05    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • ELA-08.W.06    Use technology , including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
  • ELA-08.W.07    Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question).
  • ELA-08.W.08    Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-08.W.09    Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


ELA-08.SL Grade 8Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-08.SL.01    Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-08.SL.02    Use effective note-taking strategies to analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives behind its presentation.
  • ELA-08.SL.03    Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, the soundness of the reasoning, the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence, and identify when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • ELA-08.SL.04    Present claims and findings, emphasizing significant points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-08.SL.05    Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
  • ELA-08.SL.06    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Working on in 8th Grade

  • Citing the evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what is explicitly stated and/or implied from a book, article, poem, or play
  • Analyzing where materials on the same topic disagree on matters of fact, interpretation, or point of view
  • Learning how authors support their ideas through word choice, sentence and paragraph structure, and other methods
  • Building writing around strong central ideas or points of view; supporting the ideas with sound reasoning and evidence, precise word choices, smooth transitions, and different sentence structures
  • Planning and conducting research projects that include several steps and use many credible and documented print and digital sources
  • Analyzing the purpose of information presented in diverse media (e.g., print, TV, web) and evaluating its social, political, or commercial motives
  • Presenting findings and claims to others, emphasizing key points with relevant evidence and sound reasoning, adapting speech to the audience and the formality of the setting, and responding to questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas
  • Using strong, active verbs to create a clear picture for the reader (e.g., walk, skip, meander, lurch, limp)
  • Interpreting figures of speech (e.g., irony, puns) and developing a large vocabulary of general academic words and phrases

Grade 09

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Grade Level LogoTo become ready for college and career, high school students learn to evaluate intricate arguments and surmount the challenges posed by complex written materials independently and confidently. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students expand their literary and cultural knowledge and better understand references and images. They also develop the flexibility, concentration, and fluency to produce high-quality, first drafts of writing under tight deadlines. And they are able to revisit and make improvements to a piece of writing over multiple drafts if needed. High school students master the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English and resolve usage issues by consulting style and usage guides. By writing and participating in a variety of conversations, they assert and defend claims and show what they know about a subject using appropriate examples and evidence.

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ELA-09.RL Grade 9Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-09.RL.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.02  Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts to determine a theme and/or central idea, analyze in detail the development of the theme or idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.03  Analyze how and why characters and/or textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how complex characters and/or literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-09.RL.05  Analyze how an author’s choices about ordering events and manipulating time create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
  • ELA-09.RL.06  Analyze how cultural experiences influence particular points of view in diverse works of literature.
  • ELA-09.RL.07  Analyze and evaluate the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each.
  • ELA-09.RL.08  (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-09.RL.09  Find connections between texts to analyze and evaluate how effectively an author draws on other texts in a specific work.
  • ELA-09.RL.10  By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding, as needed.

ELA-09.RI Grade 9Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-09.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly, provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RI.02  Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts to determine a theme and/or central idea, analyze the development of the theme or idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RI.03  Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and/or interact over the course of a text to analyze how specific individuals, sequences of events, or ideas develop and/or interact over the course of a text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-09.RI.05  Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
  • ELA-09.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose and possible biases in a text, and analyze how the author’s choices advance or detract from the effectiveness of the text.
  • ELA-09.RI.07  Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different media, including determining which details are emphasized in each account.
  • ELA-09.RI.08  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.
  • ELA-09.RI.09  Analyze how authors draw on other texts in a specific work, including how they address related themes and/or concepts.
  • ELA-09.RI.10  By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-09.W Grade 9Writing Strand

  • ELA-09.W.01  Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • ELA-09.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELA-09.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • ELA-09.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and format (e.g., MLA, APA) are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-09.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • ELA-09.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products. Use technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and effectively.
  • ELA-09.W.07  Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer questions (including self-generated questions) or solve problems.
  • ELA-09.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources.
  • ELA-09.W.09  Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, using comprehension and analysis skills described in 9-10 reading standards.


ELA-09.SL Grade 9Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-09.SL.01  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grades 9 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-09.SL.02  Using appropriate strategies, integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • ELA-09.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, evidence, and rhetorical strategies, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
  • ELA-09.SL.04  Organize, develop, and present claims, information, findings, and supporting evidence, using communication techniques appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
  • ELA-09.SL.05  Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-09.SL.06  Adapt verbal and nonverbal communication to a variety of contexts, audiences, and tasks, demonstrating fluency and poise, and a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Doing in High School to Become Ready for College and Career

Reading

  • Understanding more from and making fuller use of written materials, including using a wider range of evidence to support an analysis
  • Making more connections about how complex ideas interact and develop within a book, essay, or article
  • Evaluating arguments and specific claims, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is sufficient, and as appropriate, detecting inconsistencies and ambiguities
  • Analyzing the meaning of foundational U.S. documents (the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights)

Writing

  • Making an argument that is logical, well-reasoned, and supported by evidence
  • Writing a literary analysis, report, or summary that develops a central idea and a coherent focus and is well supported with relevant examples, facts, and details
  • Conducting several research projects that address different aspects of the same topic, using more complex books, articles, and other sources

Speaking and Listening

  • Responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesizing comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; and resolving contradictions when possible
  • Sharing research, findings, and evidence clearly and concisely
  • Making strategic use of digital media (e.g., animations, video, websites, podcasts) to enhance understanding of findings and to add interest

Language

  • Determining or clarifying the meaning of words and phrases, choosing flexibly from multiple strategies, such as using context, Greek and Latin roots (e.g., bene as in benefactor or benevolent), patterns of words (conceive, conception, conceivable), and consulting specialized reference materials. Interpreting figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyzing their role in the written materials

Grade 10

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Grade Level LogoTo become ready for college and career, high school students learn to evaluate intricate arguments and surmount the challenges posed by complex written materials independently and confidently. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students expand their literary and cultural knowledge and better understand references and images. They also develop the flexibility, concentration, and fluency to produce high-quality, first drafts of writing under tight deadlines. And they are able to revisit and make improvements to a piece of writing over multiple drafts if needed. High school students master the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English and resolve usage issues by consulting style and usage guides. By writing and participating in a variety of conversations, they assert and defend claims and show what they know about a subject using appropriate examples and evidence.

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ELA-10.RL Grade 10Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-10.RL.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.RL.02  Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts to determine a theme and/or central idea, analyze in detail the development of the theme or idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.RL.03  Analyze how and why characters and/or textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how complex characters and/or literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-10.RL.05  Analyze how an author’s choices about ordering events and manipulating time create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
  • ELA-10.RL.06  Analyze how cultural experiences influence particular points of view in diverse works of literature.
  • ELA-10.RL.07  Analyze and evaluate the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each.
  • ELA-10.RL.08  (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-10.RL.09  Find connections between texts to analyze and evaluate how effectively an author draws on other texts in a specific work.
  • ELA-10.RL.10  By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding, as needed.

ELA-10.RI Grade 10Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-10.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly, provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.RI.02  Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts to determine a theme and/or central idea, analyze the development of the theme or idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.RI.03  Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and/or interact over the course of a text to analyze how specific individuals, sequences of events, or ideas develop and/or interact over the course of a text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-10.RI.05  Analyze in detail the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
  • ELA-10.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose and possible biases in a text, and analyze how the author’s choices advance or detract from the effectiveness of the text.
  • ELA-10.RI.07  Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different media, including determining which details are emphasized in each account.
  • ELA-10.RI.08  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.
  • ELA-10.RI.09  Analyze how authors draw on other texts in a specific work, including how they address related themes and/or concepts.
  • ELA-10.RI.10  By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-10.W Grade 10Writing Strand

  • ELA-10.W.01  Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • ELA-10.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELA-10.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
  • ELA-10.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and format (e.g., MLA, APA) are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-10.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • ELA-10.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products. Use technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and effectively.
  • ELA-10.W.07  Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer questions (including self-generated questions) or solve problems.
  • ELA-10.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources.
  • ELA-10.W.09  Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, using comprehension and analysis skills described in 9-10 reading standards.


ELA-10.SL Grade 10Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-10.SL.01  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grades 9 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-10.SL.02  Using appropriate strategies, integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • ELA-10.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, evidence, and rhetorical strategies, identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
  • ELA-10.SL.04  Organize, develop, and present claims, information, findings, and supporting evidence, using communication techniques appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
  • ELA-10.SL.05  Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-10.SL.06  Adapt verbal and nonverbal communication to a variety of contexts, audiences, and tasks, demonstrating fluency and poise, and a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Doing in High School to Become Ready for College and Career

Reading

  • Understanding more from and making fuller use of written materials, including using a wider range of evidence to support an analysis
  • Making more connections about how complex ideas interact and develop within a book, essay, or article
  • Evaluating arguments and specific claims, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is sufficient, and as appropriate, detecting inconsistencies and ambiguities
  • Analyzing the meaning of foundational U.S. documents (the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights)

Writing

  • Making an argument that is logical, well-reasoned, and supported by evidence
  • Writing a literary analysis, report, or summary that develops a central idea and a coherent focus and is well supported with relevant examples, facts, and details
  • Conducting several research projects that address different aspects of the same topic, using more complex books, articles, and other sources

Speaking and Listening

  • Responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesizing comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; and resolving contradictions when possible
  • Sharing research, findings, and evidence clearly and concisely
  • Making strategic use of digital media (e.g., animations, video, websites, podcasts) to enhance understanding of findings and to add interest

Language

  • Determining or clarifying the meaning of words and phrases, choosing flexibly from multiple strategies, such as using context, Greek and Latin roots (e.g., bene as in benefactor or benevolent), patterns of words (conceive, conception, conceivable), and consulting specialized reference materials. Interpreting figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyzing their role in the written materials

Grade 11

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Grade Level LogoTo become ready for college and career, high school students learn to evaluate intricate arguments and surmount the challenges posed by complex written materials independently and confidently. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students expand their literary and cultural knowledge and better understand references and images. They also develop the flexibility, concentration, and fluency to produce high-quality, first drafts of writing under tight deadlines. And they are able to revisit and make improvements to a piece of writing over multiple drafts if needed. High school students master the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English and resolve usage issues by consulting style and usage guides. By writing and participating in a variety of conversations, they assert and defend claims and show what they know about a subject using appropriate examples and evidence.

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Prioritized Standards Identifiers are highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-11.RL Grade 11Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-11.RL.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.02  Determine and analyze themes and/or central ideas of texts to determine themes and/or central ideas, analyze in detail the development of the themes and/or central ideas over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.03  Analyze how and why multiple characters and textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how multiple complex characters and literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular aesthetic effects.
  • ELA-11.RL.05  Analyze how an author’s choices about structuring and relating different elements in the text contribute to meaning as well as aesthetic impact.
  • ELA-11.RL.06  Determine purpose or point of view by distinguishing what is really meant from what is directly stated.
  • ELA-11.RL.07  Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the material.
  • ELA-11.RL.08  (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-11.RL.09  Analyze and evaluate how two or more texts within and/or across time periods treat similar themes or topics.
  • ELA-11.RL.10  By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-11.RI Grade 11Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-11.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly, identify and analyze any ambiguities in the text to provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RI.02  Determine and analyze themes and/or central ideas of texts to determine themes and/or central ideas, analyze the development of the themes and/or ideas over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account to cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RI.03  Analyze how and why multiple individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how multiple individuals, sequences of events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular effects.
  • ELA-11.RI.05  Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the author’s choices about structure to achieve a particular purpose with an intended audience.
  • ELA-11.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose and possible biases in a text, and analyze how the author’s choices about style, content, and presentation are particularly effective or ineffective in achieving the author’s purposes.
  • ELA-11.RI.07  Analyze and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats, including written text.
  • ELA-11.RI.08  Delineate and evaluate a text’s argumentative reasoning and persuasive techniques, including emotional appeals and establishing credibility.
  • ELA-11.RI.09  Analyze how texts within and/or across time periods treat similar topics, addressing their themes, purposes, and rhetorical strategies.
  • ELA-11.RI.10  By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-11.W Grade 11Writing Strand

  • ELA-11.W.01  Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning, relevant and sufficient evidence and appropriate rhetorical strategies for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts.
  • ELA-11.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts.
  • ELA-11.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts.
  • ELA-11.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and format (e.g., MLA, APA) are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-11.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • ELA-11.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, including new arguments or information. Use technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and effectively.
  • ELA-11.W.07  Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer complex questions (including self-generated questions) or solve problems.
  • ELA-11.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources.
  • ELA-11.W.09  Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, using comprehension and analysis skills described in 11 reading standards.


ELA-11.SL Grade 11Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-11.SL.01  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-11.SL.02  Using appropriate strategies, integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media and formats, in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among them.
  • ELA-11.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, evidence, and rhetorical strategies, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
  • ELA-11.SL.04  Organize, develop, and present claims, information, findings, and supporting evidence, using communication techniques appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of formal and informal tasks.
  • ELA-11.SL.05  Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-11.SL.06  Adapt verbal and nonverbal communication to a variety of contexts, audiences, and tasks, demonstrating fluency and poise, and a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Doing in High School to Become Ready for College and Career

Reading

  • Understanding more from and making fuller use of written materials, including using a wider range of evidence to support an analysis
  • Making more connections about how complex ideas interact and develop within a book, essay, or article
  • Evaluating arguments and specific claims, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is sufficient, and as appropriate, detecting inconsistencies and ambiguities
  • Analyzing the meaning of foundational U.S. documents (the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights)

Writing

  • Making an argument that is logical, well-reasoned, and supported by evidence
  • Writing a literary analysis, report, or summary that develops a central idea and a coherent focus and is well supported with relevant examples, facts, and details
  • Conducting several research projects that address different aspects of the same topic, using more complex books, articles, and other sources

Speaking and Listening

  • Responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesizing comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; and resolving contradictions when possible
  • Sharing research, findings, and evidence clearly and concisely
  • Making strategic use of digital media (e.g., animations, video, websites, podcasts) to enhance understanding of findings and to add interest

Language

  • Determining or clarifying the meaning of words and phrases, choosing flexibly from multiple strategies, such as using context, Greek and Latin roots (e.g., bene as in benefactor or benevolent), patterns of words (conceive, conception, conceivable), and consulting specialized reference materials. Interpreting figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyzing their role in the written materials

Grade 12

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Grade Level LogoTo become ready for college and career, high school students learn to evaluate intricate arguments and surmount the challenges posed by complex written materials independently and confidently. Through wide and deep reading of literature and literary nonfiction of steadily increasing sophistication, students expand their literary and cultural knowledge and better understand references and images. They also develop the flexibility, concentration, and fluency to produce high-quality, first drafts of writing under tight deadlines. And they are able to revisit and make improvements to a piece of writing over multiple drafts if needed. High school students master the essential “rules” of standard written and spoken English and resolve usage issues by consulting style and usage guides. By writing and participating in a variety of conversations, they assert and defend claims and show what they know about a subject using appropriate examples and evidence.

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ELA-12.RL Grade 12Reading Literature Strand

  • ELA-12.RL.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-12.RL.02  Determine and analyze themes and/or central ideas of texts to determine themes and/or central ideas, analyze in detail the development of the themes and/or central ideas over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-12.RL.03  Analyze how and why multiple characters and textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how multiple complex characters and literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-12.RL.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular aesthetic effects.
  • ELA-12.RL.05  Analyze how an author’s choices about structuring and relating different elements in the text contribute to meaning as well as aesthetic impact.
  • ELA-12.RL.06  Determine purpose or point of view by distinguishing what is really meant from what is directly stated.
  • ELA-12.RL.07  Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the material.
  • ELA-12.RL.08  (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-12.RL.09  Analyze and evaluate how two or more texts within and/or across time periods treat similar themes or topics.
  • ELA-12.RL.10  By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-12.RI Grade 1Reading Information Strand

  • ELA-12.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly, identify and analyze any ambiguities in the text to provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-12.RI.02  Determine and analyze themes and/or central ideas of texts to determine themes and/or central ideas, analyze the development of the themes and/or ideas over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account to cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-12.RI.03  Analyze how and why multiple individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how multiple individuals, sequences of events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-12.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular effects.
  • ELA-12.RI.05  Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the author’s choices about structure to achieve a particular purpose with an intended audience.
  • ELA-12.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose and possible biases in a text, and analyze how the author’s choices about style, content, and presentation are particularly effective or ineffective in achieving the author’s purposes.
  • ELA-12.RI.07  Analyze and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats, including written text.
  • ELA-12.RI.08  Delineate and evaluate a text’s argumentative reasoning and persuasive techniques, including emotional appeals and establishing credibility.
  • ELA-12.RI.09  Analyze how texts within and/or across time periods treat similar topics, addressing their themes, purposes, and rhetorical strategies.
  • ELA-12.RI.10  By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA-12.W Grade 12Writing Strand

  • ELA-12.W.01  Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning, relevant and sufficient evidence and appropriate rhetorical strategies for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts.
  • ELA-12.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts.
  • ELA-12.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences for a variety of purposes, audiences, and contexts.
  • ELA-12.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, style, and format (e.g., MLA, APA) are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-12.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
  • ELA-12.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, including new arguments or information. Use technology’s capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and effectively.
  • ELA-12.W.07  Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer complex questions (including self-generated questions) or solve problems.
  • ELA-12.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources.
  • ELA-12.W.09  Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, using comprehension and analysis skills described in 11 reading standards.


ELA-12.SL Grade 12Speaking and Listening Strand

  • ELA-12.SL.01  Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-12.SL.02  Using appropriate strategies, integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media and formats, in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among them.
  • ELA-12.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, evidence, and rhetorical strategies, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
  • ELA-12.SL.04  Organize, develop, and present claims, information, findings, and supporting evidence, using communication techniques appropriate to purpose and audience in a range of formal and informal tasks.
  • ELA-12.SL.05  Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-12.SL.06  Adapt verbal and nonverbal communication to a variety of contexts, audiences, and tasks, demonstrating fluency and poise, and a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

A Sample of What Your Child Will Be Doing in High School to Become Ready for College and Career

Reading

  • Understanding more from and making fuller use of written materials, including using a wider range of evidence to support an analysis
  • Making more connections about how complex ideas interact and develop within a book, essay, or article
  • Evaluating arguments and specific claims, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is sufficient, and as appropriate, detecting inconsistencies and ambiguities
  • Analyzing the meaning of foundational U.S. documents (the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights)

Writing

  • Making an argument that is logical, well-reasoned, and supported by evidence
  • Writing a literary analysis, report, or summary that develops a central idea and a coherent focus and is well supported with relevant examples, facts, and details
  • Conducting several research projects that address different aspects of the same topic, using more complex books, articles, and other sources

Speaking and Listening

  • Responding thoughtfully to diverse perspectives; synthesizing comments, claims, and evidence made on all sides of an issue; and resolving contradictions when possible
  • Sharing research, findings, and evidence clearly and concisely
  • Making strategic use of digital media (e.g., animations, video, websites, podcasts) to enhance understanding of findings and to add interest

Language

  • Determining or clarifying the meaning of words and phrases, choosing flexibly from multiple strategies, such as using context, Greek and Latin roots (e.g., bene as in benefactor or benevolent), patterns of words (conceive, conception, conceivable), and consulting specialized reference materials. Interpreting figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyzing their role in the written materials

Electives

Electives

Journalism

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Journalism LogoHigh School Journalism

The product of high school journalism classes, in many cases a yearbook or newspaper, is more than central purpose of a scholastic journalism program. Instead, it’s about the process, how students engage and work together at a high level of responsibility. Teachers encourage students with use of innovation in the classroom as journalism and communications are adapting to massive technological change.

ELA-JN.JT - Journalism Technology

    • ELA-JN.JT.01 - Understand and demonstrate how technology can support communication and collaboration, personal and professional productivity, and lifelong learning by using a variety of district-approved Web 2.0 tools
      • ELA-JN.JT.01.a - Use spreadsheets and other programs to organize, calculate, graph, sort, and present data in a variety of real?world settings and choose the most appropriate type to represent given data (e.g. publication ladders, submissions, sales, invoices, advertising, etc.).
      • ELA-JN.JT.01.b - Use a variety of technology tools (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, grammar checker, style guide, Google Drive, Google Apps) to maximize the accuracy of work.
    • ELA-JN.JT.02 - Make strategic use of digital media in presentations and/or publications to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
      • ELA-JN.JT.02.a - Use technology to communicate text, graphics, photography, radio, television, news media as appropriate to emphasize the range of story-telling possibilities.

ELA-JN.JL - Journalism Language

    • ELA-JN.JL.01 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Write and edit work so that it conforms to style guides (e.g. Associated Press or Chicago style).
    • ELA-JN.JL.02 - Acquire and apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

ELA-JN.JR - Journalism Reading

    • ELA-JN.JR.01 - Read and comprehend informational or literary works independently and proficiently. Evaluate author's choices (e.g. creates mystery, tension, or surprise; point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric; fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence).
      • ELA-JN.JR.01.a - Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text.
      • ELA-JN.JR.01.b - Determine theme or central idea; provide an objective summary.
      • ELA-JN.JR.01.c - Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-JN.JR.02 - Analyze how characters develop over the course of a text.
    • ELA-JN.JR.03 - Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze word choice.
    • ELA-JN.JR.04 - Understand a solid foundation in press law and ethics as it applies to scholastic media, including First Amendment-related rights and responsibilities
      • ELA-JN.JR.04.a - Analyze documents of significance regarding journalistic law and ethics (e.g. historic court cases, publication policies, state and national laws, history and evolution of media as well as functions, limitations and influences of media in society).

ELA-JN.JW - Journalism Writing

    • ELA-JN.JW.01 - Organize complex information and produce clear and coherent writing. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
      • ELA-JN.JW.01.a - Plan, collect, and organize interview materials accurately and professionally--having interviewee's reviewing and verifying information. Records are organized and kept for future use.
      • ELA-JN.JW.01.b - Plan, revise, edit, rewrite work or try a new approach.
      • ELA-JN.JW.01.c - Plan, revise, edit, and write publication policies, procedures, and style guides (writing, design, social media, etc.).
      • ELA-JN.JW.01.d - Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most relevant facts, details and quotations.
      • ELA-JN.JW.01.e - Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively*, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source. Source material used in writing is accurately cited.
      • ELA-JN.JW.01.f - Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
    • ELA-JN.JW.02 - Establish appropriate style and voice to assignment and context while attending to conventions of the discipline (e.g. formal style for news and personal approach for creative writing or opinion)
    • ELA-JN.JW.03 - Develop high-quality work which reflects journalistic responsibilities (e.g. ethics, law, minimizes harm, accuracy, etc.)
      • ELA-JN.JW.03.a - Collaborate on writing by peer editing, offering comments for review on preferred platform (e.g., InDesign and Adobe Suites, Google Docs and Apps, and social media platforms).

ELA-JN.JD - Journalism Design

    • ELA-JN.JD.01 - Present and design information for a variety of audiences and purposes with use of appropriate content to add interest.
      • ELA-JN.JD.01.a - Organize complex information, considering formatting such as headlines and infographics when useful.
      • ELA-JN.JD.01.b - All source material used is cited accurately and all copyright laws are observed.
    • ELA-JN.JD.02 - Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums.
    • ELA-JN.JD.03 - Establish and use consistent style and conform to publication's expectations for overall, cohesive design.
    • ELA-JN.JD.04 - Rules of composition are used effectively to make design more appealing and easy to read and navigate (e.g. white space, Rule of Thirds, modular layout, etc.)
    • ELA-JN.JD.05 - Participate in gathering photography coverage for publication.
      • ELA-JN.JD.05.a - Work is creative and shows balance and diversity in subject matter.
      • ELA-JN.JD.05.b - All digitally edited photos are ethically used and labeled.

ELA-JN.SL - Journalism Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-JN.SL.01 - Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on various topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
      • ELA-JN.SL.01.a - Collaborate efficiently and effectively by using professional communication and exemplyfiying job success skills (e.g. good intrapersonal and human relationship skills, ability to work as a team, modeling leadership, etc.) (21 Century).
      • ELA-JN.SL.01.b - Use conflict resolution, problem-solving, reasoning and negotiation skills (21 Century Skill).
      • ELA-JN.SL.01.c - Present to community members and business professionals the importance of supporting student journalism (e.g. fundraising presentations, events, distribution, etc.)
      • ELA-JN.SL.01.d - Participate in critiques by giving specific and appropriate feedback.
      • ELA-JN.SL.01.e - Collaborate in student leadership positions to decide publication content and class expectations based on professional, journalistic standards, responsibilities, and ethics. Students understand media's role in a democracy, set and assess goals, and embrace civic engagement.
      • ELA-JN.SL.01.f - Conduct interviews by effectively communicating interview purpose, meeting place and time, asking specific and intriguing questions, and engaging interviewee in in-depth conversation.

Speech

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Journalism LogoHigh School Speech

The product of high school journalism classes, in many cases a yearbook or newspaper, is more than central purpose of a scholastic journalism program. Instead, it’s about the process, how students engage and work together at a high level of responsibility. Teachers encourage students forward with use of innovation in the classroom as journalism and communications are adapting to massive technological change.

ELA-SP.OC (OC) Oral Communication

    • ELA-SP.OC.01 Students will organize, compose, and deliver messages effectively.
    • ELA-SP.OC.02 Students will paraphrase information and acknowledge opinions and differences when necessary.
    • ELA-SP.OC.03 Students will utilize a variety of methods to create and prepare a speech for delivery (e.g. develop a speaking outline).
    • ELA-SP.OC.04 Students will utilize a variety a variety of communication methods to deliver speeches (e.g. adapt one’s delivery for informative and persuasive speeches).

ELA-SP.IL (IL) Information Literacy

    • ELA-SP.IL.01 Students will find and evaluate information resources.
    • ELA-SP.IL.02 Students will integrate and acknowledge sources in their speeches.

ELA-SP.TW (TW) Team Work

    • ELA-SP.TW.01 Students will learn to work collaboratively with others.
    • ELA-SP.TW.02 Students will evaluate a variety of speeches in order to distinguish characteristics of effective and ineffective communication.
      • ELA-SP.TW.02.a Students will learn to effectively critique others’ speeches (e.g. peer critique).
      • ELA-SP.TW.02.b Students will apply effective characteristics to their own public speaking.

(RL) Reading Literature

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ELA K2 GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.01 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-00.RL.02 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.
  • ELA-00.RL.03 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.01 Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-01.RL.02 Retell stories, including key/supporting details, and demonstrate understanding of their central or main idea.
  • ELA-01.RL.03 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key/supporting details.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.01 Ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions to demonstrate understanding of key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-02.RL.02 Recount stories from a variety of genres and diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. Central message = can be theme, a moral, or a specific kind of lesson to be learned.
  • ELA-02.RL.03 Describe settings and how characters in a story, respond to major events and challenges.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.04 Ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings, in a story or poem.
  • ELA-00.RL.05 Recognize common types of texts using their unique features throughout the selection.
  • ELA-00.RL.06 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.04 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • ELA-01.RL.05 Explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text using a wide range of text types.
  • ELA-01.RL.06 Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.04 Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • ELA-02.RL.05 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
  • ELA-02.RL.06 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.07 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.
  • ELA-00.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-00.RL.09 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.07 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
  • ELA-01.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-01.RL.09 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.07 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
  • ELA-02.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-02.RL.09 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.10 Read prose and poetry on grade level 1 proficiently and independently.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, on grade level1 proficiently and independently.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.01  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • ELA-03.RL.02 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures to determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • ELA-03.RL.03 Describe characters in a story and their actions.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.01 Refer to details and examples using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.02 Determine a theme of a story, dramas, or poems from details in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.03 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.01 Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RL.02 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic.
  • ELA-05.RL.03 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.
  • ELA-03.RL.05 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
  • ELA-03.RL.06 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.04 Determine the allusions in meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including, but not limited to significant characters found in mythology.
  • ELA-04.RL.05 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems and drama when writing or speaking about a text.
  • ELA-04.RL.06 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third-person narrations.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • ELA-05.RL.05 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
  • ELA-05.RL.06 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.07 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story.
  • ELA-03.RL.08 Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-03.RL.09 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.07 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.08 Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-04.RL.09 Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.07 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.
  • ELA-05.RL.08 Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-05.RL.09 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.01 Read closely to comprehend text to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-06.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and explain how it is conveyed through particular details.
  • ELA-06.RL.03 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.01 Read closely to comprehend text to cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-07.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
  • ELA-07.RL.03 Analyze how particular elements, such as foreshadowing, point of view, plot development, protagonist, antagonist, theme, etc., of a story or drama interact.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.01 Read closely to comprehend text to cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-08.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot.
  • ELA-08.RL.03 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story, poem, or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or prompt a decision..
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-06.RL.05 Analyze how part of a text fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
  • ELA-06.RL.06 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
  • ELA-07.RL.05 Analyze how an author uses an entire text’s form or structure to develop ideas.
  • ELA-07.RL.06 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view or perspectives of different characters or narrators in a text.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • ELA-08.RL.05 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
  • ELA-08.RL.06 Explain how differences in the point of view of characters and the audience or reader creates effects such as suspense or humor.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.07 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they watch or listen.
  • ELA-06.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-06.RL.09 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.07 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version.
  • ELA-07.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-07.RL.09 Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.07 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
    ELA-08.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    ELA-08.RL.09 Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is re-imagined or made new.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.10 By the end of grade 6, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.10 By the end of grade 7, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA HS GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.01 | ELA-10.RL.01
    Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.02 | ELA-10.RL.02
    Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts to determine a theme and/or central idea, analyze in detail the development of the theme or idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.03 | ELA-10.RL.03
    Analyze how and why characters and/or textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how complex characters and/or literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.01 | ELA-12.RL.01
    Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.02 | ELA-12.RL.02
    Determine and analyze themes and/or central ideas of texts to determine themes and/or central ideas, analyze in detail the development of the themes and/or central ideas over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.03 | ELA-12.RL.03
    Analyze how and why multiple characters and textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how multiple complex characters and literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.04 | ELA-10.RL.04
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-09.RL.05 | ELA-10.RL.05
    Analyze how an author’s choices about ordering events and manipulating time create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
  • ELA-09.RL.06 | ELA-10.RL.06
    Analyze how cultural experiences influence particular points of view in diverse works of literature.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.04 | ELA-12.RL.04
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular aesthetic effects.
  • ELA-11.RL.05 | ELA-12.RL.05
    Analyze how an author’s choices about structuring and relating different elements in the text contribute to meaning as well as aesthetic impact.
  • ELA-11.RL.06 | ELA-12.RL.06
    Determine purpose or point of view by distinguishing what is really meant from what is directly stated.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.07 | ELA-10.RL.07
    Analyze and evaluate the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each.
  • ELA-09.RL.08 | ELA-10.RL.08
    (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-09.RL.09 | ELA-10.RL.09
    Find connections between texts to analyze and evaluate how effectively an author draws on other texts in a specific work.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.07 | ELA-12.RL.07
    Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the material.
  • ELA-11.RL.08 | ELA-12.RL.08
    (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-11.RL.09 | ELA-12.RL.09
    Analyze and evaluate how two or more texts within and/or across time periods treat similar themes or topics.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.10 | ELA-10.RL.10
    By the end of grades 9-10, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding31, as needed.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.10 | ELA-12.RL.10
    By the end of grades 11-12, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

(RI) Reading Information

ELA Reading Informational/Non-FictionReading Informational/Nonfiction
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ELA K2 GrBd Reading Standards for Informational/Nonfiction

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RI.01 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.02 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.03 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.02 Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.03 Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RI.01 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.02 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
  • ELA-02.RI.03 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RI.04 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.05 Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
  • ELA-00.RI.06 Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RI.04 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.05 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.06 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RI.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-02.RI.05 Know and use various text features to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
  • ELA-02.RI.06 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RI.07 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
  • ELA-00.RI.08 With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • ELA-00.RI.09 With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RI.07 Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
  • ELA-01.RI.08 Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
  • ELA-01.RI.09 Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RI.07 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.08 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
  • ELA-02.RI.09 Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RI.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RI.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RI.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards for Informational/Nonfiction

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RI.01 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (textual evidence), referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • ELA-03.RI.02 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
  • ELA-03.RI.03 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RI.01 Refer to details and examples in a text (textual evidence) when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Summarize the text.
  • ELA-04.RI.02 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details.
  • ELA-04.RI.03 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RI.01 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RI.02 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RI.03 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RI.04 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-03.RI.05 Use text features and search tools to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
  • ELA-03.RI.06 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RI.04 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-04.RI.05 Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
  • ELA-04.RI.06 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RI.04 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
  • ELA-05.RI.05 Compare and contrast the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.
  • ELA-05.RI.06 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RI.07 Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
  • ELA-03.RI.08 Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
  • ELA-03.RI.09 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RI.07 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
  • ELA-04.RI.08 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
  • ELA-04.RI.09 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RI.07 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.
  • ELA-05.RI.08 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence supports which point(s).
  • ELA-05.RI.09 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RI.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RI.10 By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RI.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards for Informational/Nonfiction

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend Informational/Nonfiction text.
  • ELA-06.RI.02  Determine a central idea of a text and explain how it is conveyed through particular details.
  • ELA-06.RI.03  Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RI.01  Read closely to comprehend Informational/Nonfiction text.
  • ELA-07.RI.02  Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text.
  • ELA-07.RI.03  Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RI.01    Read closely to comprehend Informational/Nonfiction text.
  • ELA-08.RI.02    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to supporting ideas.
  • ELA-08.RI.03    Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
  • ELA-06.RI.05  Describe how a paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
  • ELA-06.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RI.04  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-07.RI.05  Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
  • ELA-07.RI.06  Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RI.04    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
  • ELA-08.RI.05    Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how sections, paragraphs, and/or particular sentences contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
  • ELA-08.RI.06    Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RI.07  Integrate information presented in different media or formats as well as in written text to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
  • ELA-06.RI.08  Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
  • ELA-06.RI.09  Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RI.07  Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject.
  • ELA-07.RI.08  Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the claims.
  • ELA-07.RI.09  Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RI.07    Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using different mediums to present a particular topic or idea.
  • ELA-08.RI.08    Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is sound and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
  • ELA-08.RI.09    Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RI.10  By the end of grade 6, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RI.10  By the end of grade 7, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RI.10    By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA HS GrBd Reading Standards for Informational/Nonfiction

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RI.01  |  ELA-10.RI.01
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-09.RI.02  |  ELA-10.RI.02
    Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • ELA-09.RI.03  |  ELA-10.RI.03
    Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RI.01    |  ELA-12.RI.01
    Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
  • ELA-11.RI.02    |  ELA-12.RI.02
    Determine two or more 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 provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
  • ELA-11.RI.03    |  ELA-12.RI.03
    Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RI.04 ELA-10.RI.04
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
  • ELA-09.RI.05  |  ELA-10.RI.05
    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).
  • ELA-09.RI.06  |  ELA-10.RI.06
    Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RI.04    |  ELA-12.RI.04
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).
  • ELA-11.RI.05    |  ELA-12.RI.05
    Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging.
  • ELA-11.RI.06    |  ELA-12.RI.06
    Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RI.07 ELA-10.RI.07
    Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums, determining which details are emphasized in each account.
  • ELA-09.RI.08  |  ELA-10.RI.08
    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.
  • ELA-09.RI.09 ELA-10.RI.09
    Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes and concepts.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RI.07    |  ELA-12.RI.07
    Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
  • ELA-11.RI.08    |  ELA-12.RI.08
    Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).
  • ELA-11.RI.09    |  ELA-12.RI.09
    Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RI.10 ELA-10.RI.10
    By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RI.10    |  ELA-12.RI.10
    By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

(RF) Reading Foundations

ELA Reading Foundations SkillsReading Standards: Foundational Skills
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ELA K2 GrBd Reading Standards: Foundational Skills

(RF.01) Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.RF.01
  1. Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
  2. Recognize spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
  3. Understand words are separated by spaces in print.
  4. Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.RF.01
  1. Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence
(RF.02) Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.RF.02
  1. Recognize and produce rhyming words.
  2. Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
  3. Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.4
  4. Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in threephoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.5 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/).
  5. Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, single-syllable words to make new words.
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.RF.02
  1. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
  2. Orally produce single-syllable words, by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
  3. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
  4. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes)
(RF.03) Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.RF.03
  1. Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the ost frequent sounds for each consonant.
  2. Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
  3. Decode and use CVC words.
  4.  Read common high-frequency words by sight.
  5. Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.RF.03
  1. Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
  2. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  3. Demonstrate use of beginning and ending blends.
  4. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
  5. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
  6. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
  7. Read words with inflectional endings.
  8. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words
Gr02Second Grade ELA-02.RF.03
  1. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
  2. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
  3. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
  4. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
  5. Identify words with inconsistent but common spellingsound correspondences.
  6. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
(RF.04) Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.RF.03
  1. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.RF.04
  1. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Gr02Second Grade ELA-02.RF.04
  1. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards: Foundational Skills

(RF.03) Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Gr03Third Grade ELA-03.RF.03
  1. Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
  2. Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
  3. Decode multi-syllable words.
  4. Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Gr04Fourth Grade ELA-04.RF.03
  1. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
Gr05Fifth Grade ELA-05.RF.03
  1. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g. roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
(RF.04) Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Gr03Third Grade ELA-03.RF.04
  1. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Gr04Fourth Grade ELA-04.RF.04
  1. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
Gr05Fifth Grade ELA-05.RF.04
  1. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
  2. Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
  3. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

(W) Writing

ELA Writing Standard (W) Writing Standard
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ELA K2 GrBd (W) Writing Standard

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.W.01 Write opinion pieces using a combination of drawing and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts using a combination of drawing and writing.
  • ELA-00.W.03 Write narratives using a combination of drawing, and writing.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure.
  • ELA-01.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount two or more appropriately sequenced events, include some details regarding what happened, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide some sense of closure.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.W.01 Write opinion pieces in which they introduce the topic or book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply reasons that support the opinion, use linking words to connect opinion and reasons, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • ELA-02.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts in which they introduce a topic, use facts and definitions to develop points, and provide a concluding statement or section.
  • ELA-02.W.03 Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to describe actions, thoughts, and feelings, use temporal words to signal event order, and provide a sense of closure.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-00.W.05 With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
  • ELA-00.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, explore a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-01.W.05 With guidance and support from adults, focus on a topic, respond to questions and suggestions from peers, and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
  • ELA-01.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
  • ELA-02.W.05 With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.
  • ELA-02.W.06 With guidance and support from adults, use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing, including in collaboration with peers.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • ELA-00.W.08 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-00.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • ELA-01.W.08 With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-01.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.W.07 Participate in shared research and writing projects.
  • ELA-02.W.08 Recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.
  • ELA-02.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)

ELA 35 GrBd (W) Writing Standard

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
  • ELA-03.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-03.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-04.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-04.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
  • ELA-05.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • ELA-05.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.W.04 With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.
  • ELA-03.W.05 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  • ELA-03.W.06 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing using keyboarding skills/digital tools as well as to interact and collaborate with others. 
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.W.04 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-04.W.05 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
  • ELA-04.W.06 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.W.04 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • ELA-05.W.05 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-05.W.06 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.W.07 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
  • ELA-03.W.08 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
  • ELA-03.W.09 (Begins in grade 4)
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.W.07 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-04.W.08 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-04.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.W.07 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
  • ELA-05.W.08 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
  • ELA-05.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA 35 GrBd (W) Writing Standard

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.W.01  Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-06.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-06.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.W.01  Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-07.W.02  Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-07.W.03  Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.W.01    Write arguments to support claim(s) (thesis statement) with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
  • ELA-08.W.02    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
  • ELA-08.W.03    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-06.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • ELA-06.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.W.04  Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-07.W.05  Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • ELA-07.W.06  Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing, link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.W.04    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
  • ELA-08.W.05    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
  • ELA-08.W.06    Use technology , including the Internet, to produce and publish grade-level writing and present the relationships between information and ideas efficiently as well as to interact and collaborate with others.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.W.07  Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
  • ELA-06.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-06.W.09  Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.W.07  Conduct short research projects to answer a question.
  • ELA-07.W.08  Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-07.W.09  Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.W.07    Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question).
  • ELA-08.W.08    Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources.
  • ELA-08.W.09    Incorporate evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

ELA HS GrBd (W) Writing Standard

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.W.01  |  ELA-10.W.01
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • ELA-09.W.02  |  ELA-10.W.02
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELA-09.W.03  |  ELA-10.W.03
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.W.01    |  ELA-12.W.01
    Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • ELA-11.W.02    |  ELA-12.W.02
    Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • ELA-11.W.03    |  ELA-12.W.03
    Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.W.04  |  ELA-10.W.04
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3.)
  • ELA-09.W.05  |  ELA-10.W.05
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10.)
  • ELA-09.W.06  |  ELA-10.W.06
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's capacity to link to other information and to display information flexibly and dynamically.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.W.04    |  ELA-12.W.04
    Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3.)
  • ELA-11.W.05    |  ELA-12.W.05
    Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 11-12 .)
  • ELA-11.W.06    |  ELA-12.W.06
    Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.W.07  |  ELA-10.W.07
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • ELA-09.W.08  |  ELA-10.W.08
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
  • ELA-09.W.09  |  ELA-10.W.09
    Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.W.07    |  ELA-12.W.07
    Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • ELA-11.W.08    |  ELA-12.W.08
    Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and over reliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.
  • ELA-11.W.09    |  ELA-12.W.09
    Draw evidence form literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

(SL) Speaking and Listening

ELA Speaking and Listening StandardsSpeaking and Listening Standards
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ELA K2 GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.SL.01  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-00.SL.02  Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key/supporting details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • ELA-00.SL.03  Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.SL.01  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-01.SL.02  Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
  • ELA-01.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.SL.01  Participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners about grade 2 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
  • ELA-02.SL.02  Recount or describe the main idea and key/supporting details from a text read aloud or information presented orally or through media.
  • ELA-02.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to clarify comprehension, gather additional information, or deepen understanding of a topic or issue.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.SL.04  Describe familiar people, places, things, and events and, with prompting and support, provide additional detail.
  • ELA-00.SL.05  Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail.
  • ELA-00.SL.06  Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.SL.04  Describe people, places, things, and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly.
  • ELA-01.SL.05  Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • ELA-01.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.SL.04  Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevance, descriptive details, speaking audibly in coherent sentences.
  • ELA-02.SL.05  Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.
  • ELA-02.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

ELA 35 GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-03.SL.02  Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-03.SL.03  Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-04.SL.02  Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-04.SL.03  Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on other' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-05.SL.02  Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • ELA-05.SL.03  Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.SL.04  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-03.SL.05  Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.
  • ELA-03.SL.06  Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.SL.04  Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-04.SL.05  Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-04.SL.06  Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations where informal discourse is appropriate; use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.SL.04  Report on a topic or text or present an opinion, sequencing ideas logically and using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • ELA-05.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • ELA-05.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, using formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

ELA 35 GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 6 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-06.SL.02  Use introductory note-taking strategies to interpret information presented in diverse media and formats and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • ELA-06.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.SL.01  Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 7 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-07.SL.02  Use introductory note-taking strategies to analyze the main ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media and formats and explain how the ideas clarify a topic, text, or issue under study.
  • ELA-07.SL.03  Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, the soundness of the reasoning, and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.SL.01    Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 8 topics, texts, and issues, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
  • ELA-08.SL.02    Use effective note-taking strategies to analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats and evaluate the motives behind its presentation.
  • ELA-08.SL.03    Evaluate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, the soundness of the reasoning, the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence, and identify when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.SL.04  Present claims and findings, sequencing ideas logically and using pertinent descriptions, facts, and details to accentuate main ideas or themes; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-06.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
  • ELA-06.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.SL.04  Present claims and findings, emphasizing significant points in a focused, coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details, and examples; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-07.SL.05  Include multimedia components and visual displays in presentations to clarify claims and findings and emphasize significant points.
  • ELA-07.SL.06  Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.SL.04    Present claims and findings, emphasizing significant points in a focused, coherent manner with relevant evidence, sound valid reasoning, and well-chosen details; use appropriate eye contact, adequate volume, and clear pronunciation.
  • ELA-08.SL.05    Integrate multimedia and visual displays into presentations to clarify information, strengthen claims and evidence, and add interest.
  • ELA-08.SL.06    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

ELA HS GrBd Speaking and Listening Standards

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.SL.01  |  ELA-10.SL.01
    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.
  • ELA-09.SL.02  |  ELA-10.SL.02
    Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source.
  • ELA-09.SL.03  |  ELA-10.SL.03
    Evaluate a speaker's point of view,  reasoning,  and use of evidence and rhetoric,  identifying any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.SL.01    |  ELA-12.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • ELA-11.SL.02    |  ELA-12.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
  • ELA-11.SL.03    |  ELA-12.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's point of view,  reasoning,  and use of evidence and rhetoric,  assessing the stance,  premises,  links among ideas,  word choice,  points of emphasis,  and tone used.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.SL.04  |  ELA-10.SL.04
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.
  • ELA-09.SL.05  |  ELA-10.SL.05
    Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-09.SL.06  |  ELA-10.SL.06
    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 9-10 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.SL.04    |  ELA-12.SL.04
    Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range or formal and informal tasks.
  • ELA-11.SL.05    |  ELA-12.SL.05
    Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
  • ELA-11.SL.06    |  ELA-12.SL.06
    Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of formal English when indicated or appropriate. (See grades 11-12 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)


(L) Language

ELA Language Standard (L) Language Standard
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ELA K2 GrBd Language Standards

(L.01) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.L.01
Introduction only
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.L.01
q. Uppercase and lowercase letters.
r. Use frequently occurring conjunctions (and, or, but).
s. Use prepositions.
Gr02Second Grade ELA-02.L.01
t. Use question words (interrogatives).
u. Produce complete sentences in shared language activities.
v. Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
w. Common and proper nouns.
x. Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
y. Form and use the simple verb tenses (e.g., I walked, I walk; I will walk).
z. Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
aa. Use frequently occurring adjectives.
bb. Use articles.
cc. Use adjectives depending on what is to be modified.

(L.02) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.L.02
g. Capitalize the first word in a sentence and the pronoun I.
h. Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
i. Spell simple words phonetically, drawing on knowledge of sound-letter relationships.
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.L.02
p. Recognize and name end punctuation.
Gr02Second Grade ELA-02.L.02
p. Capitalize dates and names of people.
q. Use end punctuation for sentences.
r. Use commas in dates and to separate single words in a series.
s. Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
t. Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
u. Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names.
v. Capitalize important words in titles.

(L.03) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
K GrKindergarten ELA-00.L.03
(Begins in grade 2)
Gr01First Grade ELA-01.L.03
(Begins in grade 2)
Gr02Second Grade ELA-02.L.03
a. Compare formal and informal uses of English (e.g., texting vs. presentation vs. conversation style)

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.L.04 With guidance and support from adults, determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • ELA-00.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-00.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.L.04 With guidance and support from adults, determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content.
  • ELA-01.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-01.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 2 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
  • ELA-02.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-02.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.


ELA 35 GrBd Language Standards

(L.01) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Gr03Third Grade ELA-03.L.01
q. Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentence (simple subject/verb agreement).
r. Use collective nouns.
s. Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.
t. Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
u. Use reflexive pronouns (e.g., myself, ourselves).
v. Use demonstratives (that, those, these, this)
w. Use adverbs depending on what is to be modified.
x. Use and explain interjections
Gr04Fourth Grade ELA-04.L.01
q. Ensure subject verb-agreement.
r. Produce compound sentences.
s. Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
t. Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
u. Use abstract nouns (e.g., childhood).
v. Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
w. Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
x. Explain the function of an adjective.
y. Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
z. Form and use prepositional phrases.
Gr05Fifth Grade ELA-05.L.01
m. Use possessive nouns.
n. Explain the function of a noun.
o. Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
p. Form and use the perfect (e.g., I had walked; I have walked; I will walk) verb tenses.
q. Use helping and modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.
r. Explain the function of a verb.

(L.02) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Gr03Third Grade ELA-03.L.02
k. Use commas in greetings and closings of letters.
l. Use an apostrophe to form contractions and frequently occurring possessives.
m. Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage → badge; boy → boil).
n. Use commas in addresses.
o. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words.
Gr04Fourth Grade ELA-04.L.02
g. Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
h. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
i. Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
j. Use a comma to set off the words yes and no (e.g., Yes, thank you), to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence (e.g., It’s true, isn’t it?) and to indicate direct address (e.g., Is that you, Steve?).
Gr05Fifth Grade ELA-05.L.02
d. Form and use possessives.
e. Use correct capitalization overall.
f. Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
g. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.

(L.03) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Gr03Third Grade ELA-03.L.03
a. Choose words and phrases for effect.
b. Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
Gr04Fourth Grade ELA-04.L.03
a. Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
b. Choose punctuation for effect.
c. Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
Gr05Fifth Grade ELA-05.L.03
a. Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
b. Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-03.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-03.L.06 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-04.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-04.L.06 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being and that are basic to a particular topic.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-05.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-05.L.06 Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal contrast, addition, and other logical relationships.


ELA 35 GrBd (L) Language Standard

(L.01) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Gr06Sixth Grade ELA-06.L.01
k. Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
l. Explain the function of and use linking verbs.
m. Use verb tense to convey various times and sequences.
n. Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that).
o. Explain the function of pronouns.
p. Use relative adverbs (where, when, why).
Gr07Seventh Grade ELA-07.L.01
o. Produce complex and compound-complex sentences.
p. Use correlative conjunctions (e.g., either/or, neither/nor).
q. Explain the function of subordinating conjunctions.
r. Explain the function of a prepositional phrase. 
Gr08Eighth Grade ELA-08.L.01
k. Rearrange complete simple and compound sentences of a variety of lengths.
l. Use and describe verbals (gerunds, participles, infinitives) in general and their function in particular sentences.
m. Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice
n. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
o. Explain the function of an adverb.
p. Explain the function of coordinating conjunction
q. Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

(L.02) Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Gr06Sixth Grade ELA-06.L.02
b. Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
c. Add prefixes and suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Gr07Seventh Grade ELA-07.L.02
c. No new skills will be assessed at this level; however, K-6 skills will be assessed at a grade-appropriate level. 
Gr08Eighth Grade ELA-08.L.02
e. Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives (e.g., It was a fascinating, enjoyable movie but not He wore an old [,] green shirt).

(L.03) Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Gr06Sixth Grade ELA-06.L.03
a. Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
b. Maintain consistency in style
Gr07Seventh Grade ELA-07.L.03
a. With varied sentence patterns, choose language that expresses ideas concisely; recognize and eliminate redundancy.
Gr08Eighth Grade ELA-08.L.03
a. Appropriately use verbs in the active and passive voice. 

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-06.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships (analogies), and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-06.L.06 Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-07.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships (analogies), and nuances in word meanings
  • ELA-07.L.06 Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather  ocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • ELA-08.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships (analogies), and nuances in word meanings.
  • ELA-08.L.06 Acquire and accurately use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.


ELA HS GrBd (L) Language Standard

PASTE

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-09.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-09.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-09.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-09.L.04 Determine or clarify word meanings choosing from a range of strategies
    • ELA-09.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-09.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-10.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-10.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-10.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-10.L.04 Determine or clarify word meanings choosing from a range of strategies
    • ELA-10.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-10.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-11.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-11.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-11.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-11.L.04 Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-11.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-11.L.06 Use academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-12.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
    • ELA-12.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-12.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-12.L.04 Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-12.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-12.L.06 Use academic and domain-specific words and phrases