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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.

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[RL] Reading Literature

[RL] Clusters: Key Ideas and Details | Craft and Structures | Integration of Knowledge and Ideas | Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

[RI] Reading Information

[RI] Clusters: Key Ideas and Details | Craft and Structures | Integration of Knowledge and Ideas | Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

[RF] Reading Foundation

[RF] Clusters: Print Concepts | Phonological Awareness | Phonics and Word Recognition | Fluency

[W] Writing

[W] Clusters: Text Types and Purposes | Production and Distribution of Writing | Research to Build and Present Knowledge | Range of Writing

[SL] Speaking and Listening

[SL] Clusters: Comprehension and Collaboration | Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

[L] Language

[L] Clusters: Conventions of Standard English | Knowledge of Language | Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

BPS Identifier System for the Standards

ND DPI

Grade 6 L.2
The individual Standards are organized by their Strand with each Standard having a unique identifier categorized by Subject-Grade Level.Strand.Standard. The Bismarck Public School District has modified the North Dakota DPI Identifiers to fit into our student information system PowerSchool for Standards-Based grading. The image is a short explanation of the components of the identifier modifications which the ND DPI lists as Grade 6 L.2.

Note click on an identifier with a dashed underlined to view more information about the standards. (e.g. I can...statements)

ELA-06.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Kindergarten

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glossary iconK Grade English
"I can ... statements"

KindergartenLearning 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.

ELA-00.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • 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.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 Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • 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 Strand:

[RF] Reading Foundational

    • ELA-00.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print. a. . b. c. d.
      • ELA-00.RF.01.a Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page
      • ELA-0.RF.01.b Recognize spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
      • ELA-0.RF.01.c Understand words are separated by spaces in print.
      • ELA-00.RF.01.d Recognize and name all uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
    • ELA-00.RF.02 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes)
      • ELA-00.RF.02.a Recognize and produce rhyming words.
      • ELA-0.RF.02.b Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words
      • ELA-0.RF.02.c Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
      • ELA-00.RF.02.d -Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/). ELA-00.RF.02.e Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, single-syllable words to make new words.
    • ELA-00.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • ELA-00.RF.03.a Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
      • ELA-00.RF.03.b Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
      • ELA-00.RF.03.c Decode and Use CVC words.
      • ELA-0.RF.03.d Read common high-frequency words by sight.
      • ELA-0.RF.03.e Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
    • ELA-00.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
      • ELA-0.RF.04.a Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
      • ELA-0.RF.04.b Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
      • ELA-0.RF.04.c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

ELA-00.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • 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.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.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • 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. a. Follow agreed upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about
    • 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.

ELA-00.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-00.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-0.L.01.a Uppercase and lowercase letters.
      • ELA-0.L.01.b Use question words (interrogatives).
      • ELA-0.L.01.c Produce complete sentences in shared language activities.
      • ELA-0.L.01.d Common and proper noun.
      • ELA-0.L.01.e Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
      • ELA-0.L.01.f Use frequently occurring adjectives.
      • ELA-0.L.01.g Use articles.
      • ELA-0.L.01.h Use frequently occurring conjunctions (and, or, but).
      • ELA-0.L.01.i Use prepositions.
    • 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-0.L.04.a Identify new meanings for familiar words and apply them accurately.
      • ELA-0.L.04.b Use the most frequently occurring inflections and affixes as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word.
    • ELA-00.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, explore word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
      • ELA-0.L.05.a Sort common objects into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
      • ELA-0.L.05.b Demonstrate understanding of frequently occurring verbs and adjectives by relating them to their opposites.
      • ELA-0.L.05.c Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
      • ELA-0.L.05.d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs describing the same general action by acting out the meanings.
    • ELA-00.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts.

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

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glossary icon1st Grade English
"I can ... statements"

First GradeIn 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.

ELA-01.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • 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. central Idea = synonymous with 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.09 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
    • ELA-01.RL.10 Read prose and poetry on grade level1 proficiently and independently. Prose- spoken or written language as in ordinary usage. Distinguished from poetry by its lack of a rhythmic structure.

ELA-01.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • 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 Strand:

[RF] Reading Foundational

    • ELA-01.RF.01 Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
      • ELA-1.RF.01.a Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence .
    • ELA-01.RF.02 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
      • ELA-1.RF.02.a Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
      • ELA-1.RF.02.b Orally produce single-syllable words, by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
      • ELA-1.RF.02.c Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
      • ELA-1.RF.02.d Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
    • ELA-01.RF.03 know and Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • ELA-1.RF.03.a Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
      • ELA-1.RF.03.b Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. ELA-01.RF.03.c Demonstrate use of beginning and ending blends
      • ELA-1.RF.03.d Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.
      • ELA-1.RF.03.e Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word.
      • ELA-1.RF.03.f Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
      • ELA-1.RF.03.g Read words with inflectional endings. ELA-01.RF.03.h Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
    • ELA-01.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

ELA-01.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • 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.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.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • 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.
    • 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. (See grade 1 Language standards 1 and 3 for specific expectations.)

ELA-01.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-01.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • Introduce:

      • ELA-1.L.01.a Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
      • ELA-1.L.01.b Correctly use common homophones. ELA-01.L.01.c Ensure subject verb-agreement. ELA-01.L.01.d Produce compound sentences.
      • ELA-1.L.01.e Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentences (simple subject/verb agreement).
      • ELA-1.L.01.f Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
      • ELA-1.L.01.g Form and use the simple verb tenses.
      • ELA-1.L.01.h Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
      • ELA-1.L.01.i Use adjectives depending on what is to be modified.
      • Practice:

      • ELA-1.L.01.j Use demonstratives (that, those, these, this).
      • ELA-1.L.01.k Use question words (interrogatives).
      • ELA-1.L.01.l Produce complete sentences in shared language activities.
      • ELA-1.L.01.m Common and proper nouns.
      • ELA-1.L.01.n Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
      • ELA-1.L.01.o Use frequently occurring adjectives.
      • ELA-1.L.01.p Use articles.
      • Displays proficiency in:

      • ELA-1.L.01.q Uppercase and lowercase letters.
      • ELA-1.L.01.r Use frequently occurring conjunctions (and, or, but).
      • ELA-1.L.01.s Use prepositions.
    • ELA-01.L.02 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
    • ELA-01.L.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiplemeaning words and phrases based on grade 1 reading and content, choosing flexibly from an array of strategies.
      • ELA-1.L.04.a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
      • ELA-1.L.04.b Use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word.
      • ELA-1.L.04.c Identify frequently occurring root words and their inflectional forms.
    • ELA-01.L.05 With guidance and support from adults, demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
      • ELA-1.L.05.a Sort words into categories to gain a sense of the concepts the categories represent.
      • ELA-1.L.05.b Define words by category and by one or more key attributes.
      • ELA-1.L.05.c Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
      • ELA-1.L.05.d Distinguish shades of meaning among verbs differing in manner and adjectives differing in intensity by defining or choosing them or by acting out the meaning.
    • ELA-01.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading, being read to, and responding to texts, including using frequently occurring conjunctions to signal simple relationships.

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

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glossary icon2nd Grade English
"I can ... statements"

Second GradeStudents 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.

ELA-02.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • 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.
    • 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 Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • 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 Strand:

[RF] Reading Foundational

    • ELA-02.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • ELA-2.RF.03.a Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
      • ELA-2.RF.03.b Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
      • ELA-2.RF.03.c Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
      • ELA-2.RF.03.d Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
      • ELA-2.RF.03.e Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling sound correspondences.
      • ELA-2.RF.03.f Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
    • ELA-02.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read grade level text with purpose and understanding.
      • ELA-2.RF.04.a Read grade level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
      • ELA-2.RF.04.b Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

ELA-02.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • 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.W.10 (Begins in grade 3)

ELA-02.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • 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.

ELA-02.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-02.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-2.L.01.a Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
      • ELA-2.L.01.b Use collective nouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.c Use abstract nouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.d Use possessive nouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.e Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.
      • ELA-2.L.01.f Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
      • ELA-2.L.01.g Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
      • ELA-2.L.01.h Use reflexive pronouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.i Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-2.L.01.j Use adverbs depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-2.L.01.k Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-2.L.01.l Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
      • ELA-2.L.01.m Use and explain interjections.
      • ELA-2.L.01.n Correctly use common homophones.
      • ELA-2.L.01.o Ensure subject verb-agreement.
      • ELA-2.L.01.p Produce compound sentences.
      • ELA-2.L.01.q Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentence (simple subject/verb agreement).
      • ELA-2.L.01.r Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.s Use demonstratives (that, those, these, this).
      • ELA-2.L.01.t Use question words (interrogatives).
      • ELA-2.L.01.u Produce complete sentences in shared language activities.
      • ELA-2.L.01.v Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
      • ELA-2.L.01.w Common and proper nouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.x Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
      • ELA-2.L.01.y Form and use the simple verb tenses.
      • ELA-2.L.01.z Use personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns.
      • ELA-2.L.01.aa Use frequently occurring adjectives.
      • ELA-2.L.01.bb Use articles.
      • ELA-2.L.01.cc Use adjectives depending on what is to be modified.
    • 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-2.L.03.a Compare formal and informal uses of English. 
    • 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 figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. 
    • ELA-02.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

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

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glossary icon3rd Grade English
"I can ... statements"

Third GradeThird 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.

ELA-03.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • 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 Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • 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 Strand:

[RF] Reading Foundational

    • ELA-03.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • ELA-3.RF.03.a Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes
      • ELA-3.RF.03.b Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
      • ELA-3.RF.03.c Decode multi-syllable words.
      • ELA-3.RF.03.d Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
    • ELA-03.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
      • ELA-3.RF.04.a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding
      • ELA-3.RF.04.b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
      • ELA-3.RF.04.c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

ELA-03.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on familiar topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
      • ELA-3.W.01.a Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.
      • ELA-3.W.01.b Provide reasons that support the opinion.
      • ELA-3.W.01.c Use transitional words and phrases to connect opinion and reasons.
      • ELA-3.W.01.d Provide a concluding statement or section.
    • ELA-03.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • ELA-3.W.02.a Introduce a topic and group related information together; include illustrations when useful to aiding comprehension.
      • ELA-3.W.02.b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
      • ELA-3.W.02.c Use transitional words and phrases to connect ideas within categories of information.
      • ELA-3.W.02.d Provide a concluding statement or section.
    • ELA-03.W.03 Write narratives to Develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
      • ELA-3.W.03.a Establish a situation and introduce a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
      • ELA-3.W.03.b Use dialogue and descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings to develop experiences and events or show the response of characters to situations.
      • ELA-3.W.03.c Use transitional words and phrases to signal event order.
      • ELA-3.W.03.d Provide a sense of closure.
    • 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. Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3.
    • 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.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • 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.

ELA-03.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-03.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-3.L.01.a Produce complex and compound-complex sentences.
      • ELA-3.L.01.b Form and use the progressive verb tenses.
      • ELA-3.L.01.c Form and use the perfect verb tenses.
      • ELA-3.L.01.d Use helping and modal auxiliaries to convey various conditions.
      • ELA-3.L.01.e Form and use prepositional phrases.
      • ELA-3.L.01.f Ensure subject verb-agreement.
      • ELA-3.L.01.g Produce compound sentences.
      • ELA-3.L.01.h Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
      • ELA-3.L.01.i Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
      • ELA-3.L.01.j Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
      • ELA-3.L.01.k Use abstract nouns.
      • ELA-3.L.01.l Use possessive nouns.
      • ELA-3.L.01.m Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
      • ELA-3.L.01.n Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-3.L.01.o Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-3.L.01.p Correctly use common homophones..
      • ELA-3.L.01.q Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs in basic sentence (simple subject/verb agreement).
      • ELA-3.L.01.r Use collective nouns.
      • ELA-3.L.01.s Form and use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs.
      • ELA-3.L.01.t Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future.
      • ELA-3.L.01.u Use reflexive pronouns.
      • ELA-3.L.01.v Use demonstratives (that, those, these, this)
      • ELA-3.L.01.w Use adverbs depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-3.L.01.x Use and explain interjections.
    • 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-3.L.03.a Choose words and phrases for effect.
      • ELA-3.L.03.b Recognize and observe differences between the conventions of spoken and written standard English.
    • 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-3.L.04.a Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
      • ELA-3.L.04.b Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word.
      • ELA-3.L.04.c Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root.
      • ELA-3.L.04.d Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
    • ELA-03.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
      • ELA-3.L.05.a Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context.
      • ELA-3.L.05.b Identify real-life connections between words and their use.
      • ELA-3.L.05.c Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty.
    • 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.

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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glossary icon4th Grade English
"I can ... statements"

Fourth GradeBuilding 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.

ELA-04.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • 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 Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • 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 Strand:

[RF] Reading Foundational

    • ELA-04.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • ELA-4.RF.03.a Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
    • ELA-04.RF.04 ead with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
      • ELA-4.RF.04.a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
      • ELA-4.RF.04.b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
      • ELA-4.RF.04.c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

ELA-04.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-04.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
      • ELA-4.W.01.a Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
      • ELA-4.W.01.b Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
      • ELA-4.W.01.c Link opinion and reasons using transitional words and phrases
      • ELA-4.W.01.d Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
    • ELA-04.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • ELA-4.W.02.a Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension..
      • ELA-4.W.02.b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
      • ELA-4.W.02.c Link ideas within categories of information using transitional words and phrases.
      • ELA-4.W.02.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
      • ELA-4.W.02.e Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
    • ELA-04.W.03 Write narratives to Develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
      • ELA-4.W.03.a Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
      • ELA-4.W.03.b Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
      • ELA-4.W.03.c Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
      • ELA-4.W.03.d Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
      • ELA-4.W.03.e Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
    • 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-4.W.09.a Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature.
      • ELA-4.W.09.b Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts.

ELA-04.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-04.SL.01 -Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led 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.

ELA-04.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-04.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-4.L.01.a Rearrange complete simple and compound sentences of a variety of lengths.
      • ELA-4.L.01.b Ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement.
      • ELA-4.L.01.c Explain and use linking verbs.
      • ELA-4.L.01.d Use verb tense to convey various times and sequences.
      • ELA-4.L.01.e Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that).
      • ELA-4.L.01.f Use relative adverbs (where, when, why).
      • ELA-4.L.01.g Use correlative conjunctions.
      • ELA-4.L.01.h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
      • ELA-4.L.01.i Explain the function of coordinating conjunctions.
      • ELA-4.L.01.j Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
      • ELA-4.L.01.k Produce complex and compound-complex sentences.
      • ELA-4.L.01.l Use possessive nouns.
      • ELA-4.L.01.m Form and use the progressive verb tenses.
      • ELA-4.L.01.n Form and use the perfect verb tenses.
      • ELA-4.L.01.o Use helping and modal auxiliaries to convey various conditions.
      • ELA-4.L.01.p Resolve issues of complex of contested usage, consulting reliable references as needed. Demonstrate proficiency in:
      • ELA-4.L.01.q Ensure subject verb-agreement.
      • ELA-4.L.01.r Produce compound sentences.
      • ELA-4.L.01.s Use regular plural nouns orally by adding /s/ or /es/.
      • ELA-4.L.01.t Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
      • ELA-4.L.01.u Use abstract nouns.
      • ELA-4.L.01.v Form and use regular and irregular verbs.
      • ELA-4.L.01.w Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-4.L.01.x Explain the function of an adjective.
      • ELA-4.L.01.y Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs and choose between them depending on what is to be modified.
      • ELA-4.L.01.z Form and use prepositional phrases.
    • ELA-04.L.02 within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-4.L.02.a Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
      • ELA-4.L.02.b Form and use possessives.
      • ELA-4.L.02.c Add prefixes and suffixes to base words.
      • ELA-4.L.02.d Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
      • ELA-4.L.02.e Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
      • ELA-4.L.02.f Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed and/or using spelling patterns and generalizations.
      • ELA-4.L.02.g Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
      • ELA-4.L.02.h Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
      • ELA-4.L.02.i Use punctuation to separate items in a series.
      • ELA-4.L.02.j Use a comma to set off the words yes and no, to set off a tag question from the rest of the sentence and to indicate direct address.
    • ELA-04.L.03 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
      • ELA-4.L.03.a Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
      • ELA-4.L.03.b Choose punctuation for effect.
      • ELA-4.L.03.c Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English and situations where informal discourse is appropriate.
    • 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-4.L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
      • ELA-4.L.04.b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
      • ELA-4.L.04.c Consult reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
    • ELA-04.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
      • ELA-4.L.05.a Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context.
      • ELA-4.L.05.b Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
      • ELA-4.L.05.c Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites and to words with similar but not identical 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.

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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glossary icon5th Grade English
"I can ... statements"

Fifth GradeIn 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.

ELA-05.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • 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 Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • 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 Strand:

[RF] Reading Foundational

    • ELA-05.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
      • ELA-5.RF.03.a Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
    • ELA-05.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
      • ELA-5.RF.04.a Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
      • ELA-5.RF.04.b Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings
      • ELA-5.RF.04.c Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

ELA-05.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-05.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
      • ELA-5.W.01.a Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which ideas are logically grouped to support the writer’s purpose.
      • ELA-5.W.01.b Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.
      • ELA-5.W.01.c Link opinion and reasons using transitional words, phrases, and clauses.
      • ELA-5.W.01.d Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
    • ELA-05.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
      • ELA-5.W.02.a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting, illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
      • ELA-5.W.02.b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
      • ELA-5.W.02.c Link ideas within and across categories of information using transitional words, phrases, and clauses.
      • ELA-5.W.02.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
      • ELA-5.W.02.e Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
    • ELA-05.W.03 Write narratives to Develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
      • ELA-5.W.03.a Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
      • ELA-5.W.03.b Use narrative techniques, such as dialogue, description, and pacing, to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
      • ELA-5.W.03.c Use a variety of transitional words, phrases, and clauses to manage the sequence of events.
      • ELA-5.W.03.d Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
      • ELA-5.W.03.e Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
    • 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.W.09.a Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature.
      • ELA-05.W.09.b Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts.

ELA-05.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-05.SL.01 -Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions, one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led with diverse partners on grade 5 topics and texts, building on others' 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.

ELA-05.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-05.L.01 Within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-5.L.01.a Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
      • ELA-5.L.01.b Produce complex and compound-complex sentences.
      • ELA-5.L.01.c Rearrange complete simple and compound sentences of a variety of lengths.
      • ELA-5.L.01.d Ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement.
      • ELA-5.L.01.e Explain and use linking verbs.
      • ELA-5.L.01.f Use verb tense to convey various times and sequences.
      • ELA-5.L.01.g Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that).
      • ELA-5.L.01.h Use relative adverbs (where, when, why).
      • ELA-5.L.01.i Use correlative conjunctions.
      • ELA-5.L.01.j Resolve issues of complex of contested usage, consulting reliable references as needed.
      • ELA-5.L.01.k Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
      • ELA-5.L.01.l Explain the function of coordinating conjunctions.
      • ELA-5.L.01.m Use possessive nouns.
      • ELA-5.L.01.n Explain the function of a noun.
      • ELA-5.L.01.o Form and use the progressive verb tenses.
      • ELA-5.L.01.p Form and use the perfect verb tenses.
      • ELA-5.L.01.q Use helping and modal auxiliaries to convey various conditions.
      • ELA-5.L.01.r Explain the function of a verb.
    • ELA-05.L.02 within the context of authentic English writing and speaking…
      • ELA-5.L.02.a Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
      • ELA-5.L.02.b Add prefixes and suffixes to base words.
      • ELA-5.L.02.c Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed and/or using spelling patterns and generalizations.
      • ELA-5.L.02.d Form and use possessives.
      • ELA-5.L.02.e Use correct capitalization overall.
      • ELA-5.L.02.f Use a comma to separate an introductory element from the rest of a sentence.
      • ELA-5.L.02.g Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to indicate titles of works.
    • ELA-05.L.03 Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
      • ELA-5.L.03.a Expand, combine, and reduce sentences for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style.
      • ELA-5.L.03.b Compare and contrast the varieties of English used in stories, dramas, or poem.
    • 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-5.L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
      • ELA-5.L.04.b Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word.
      • ELA-5.L.04.c Consult reference materials, both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
    • ELA-05.L.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
      • ELA-5.L.05.a Interpret figurative language, including similes and metaphors, in context.
      • ELA-5.L.05.b Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
      • ELA-5.L.05.c Use the relationship between particular words to better understand each of the words.
    • 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.

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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gollasy icon6th Grade English
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Sixth GradeIn 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.

ELA-06.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-06.RL.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and what it inf
    • ELA-06.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea; summarize without opinions/judgment
    • ELA-06.RL.03 Describe how a story's plot unfolds as it moves towards resolution
    • ELA-06.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze tone
    • ELA-06.RL.05 Analyze how a section of a text develops the theme, setting, or plot
    • ELA-06.RL.06 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator
    • ELA-06.RL.07 Compare reading a story to viewing a video or live version
    • ELA-06.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-06.RL.09 Compare texts in different forms or genres
    • ELA-06.RL.10 Read and Comprehend Literature with scaffolding as needed

ELA-06.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-06.RI.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-06.RI.02 Determine central idea and how it is conveyed through details; summari
    • ELA-06.RI.03 Analyze how a key idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated
    • ELA-06.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and p
    • ELA-06.RI.05 Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the idea
    • ELA-06.RI.06 Determine an author's point of view or purpose and explain how it is c
    • ELA-06.RI.07 Integrate information from different media to understand a topic or issu
    • ELA-06.RI.08 Evaluate claims in a text, distinguish supported and unsupported claims
    • ELA-06.RI.09 Compare one author's presentation of events with that of another
    • ELA-06.RI.10 Read and Comprehend nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

ELA-06.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-06.W.01 Write arguments with relevant evidence
      • W.01.a and organize evidence clearly
      • W.01.b Support claims using credible sources and Demonstrate understanding of topic
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claims
      • W.01.d Establish and maintain a formal style
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement that Follows the argument presented
    • ELA-06.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information
      • W.02.b Develop topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, or other information
      • W.02.c Use appropriate transitions
      • W.02.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary about the topic
      • W.02.e Use a formal style
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section
    • ELA-06.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequence
      • W.03.a Engage reader by establishing a context; organize events naturally/logically
      • W.03.b Use narrative techniques, like dialogue, pacing, and description
      • W.03.c Use a variety of transitions for sequence and signal time/setting changes
      • W.03.d Use precise words and phrases, details, and sensory language
      • W.03.e Provide a conclusion
    • ELA-06.W.04 Produce coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-06.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-06.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to collaborate
    • ELA-06.W.07 Conduct short research projects, drawing on several sources
    • ELA-06.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess credibility of sources
    • ELA-06.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-06.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames or a range of purposes

ELA-06.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-06.SL.01 Engage in a range of collaborative discussions
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Follow rules for collegial discussions, set goals, deadlines, and roles
      • SL.01.c Pose and respond to questions, contribute to the discussion
      • SL.01.d Understand multiple perspectives through reflection and paraphrasing
    • ELA-06.SL.02 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats
    • ELA-06.SL.03 Distinguish between a speaker's supported/not supported arguments
    • ELA-06.SL.04 Present claims and findings
    • ELA-06.SL.05 Include multimedia components in presentations to clarify information
    • ELA-06.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks

ELA-06.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-06.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-06.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Use punctuation to set off nonrestrictive/parenthetical elements
      • L.02.b Spell correctly
    • ELA-06.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
      • L.03.a Vary sentence patterns for meaning, reader/listener interest, and style
      • L.03.b Maintain consistency in style and tone
    • ELA-06.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
      • L.04.b Use common Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to meanings of words
      • L.04.c Use reference materials to find word pronunciation, meaning, and part of speech
      • L.04.d Verify preliminary determination of meanings of words or phrases
    • ELA-06.L.05 understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech
      • L.05.b Use relationships between words to better understand each word
      • L.05.c Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-06.L.06 Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

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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glossary icon7th Grade English
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Seventh GradeIn 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.

ELA-07.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-07.RL.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-07.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-07.RL.03 Analyze how elements of a story or drama interact
    • ELA-07.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze rhymes
    • ELA-07.RL.05 Analyze a drama's or poem's form or structure
    • ELA-07.RL.06 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts points of view
    • ELA-07.RL.07 Compare a written story to viewing a filmed, staged, or multimedia versi
    • ELA-07.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-07.RL.09 Compare fictional portrayal of a time/place/character and a historical a
    • ELA-07.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

ELA-07.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-07.RI.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-07.RI.02 Determine central ideas; summarize objectively
    • ELA-07.RI.03 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas
    • ELA-07.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words; anal
    • ELA-07.RI.05 Analyze structure, including how sections contribute to the whole
    • ELA-07.RI.06 Determine an author's point of view and how his/her position is distin
    • ELA-07.RI.07 Compare a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text
    • ELA-07.RI.08 Trace and evaluate arguments in a text, assessing if evidence supports t
    • ELA-07.RI.09 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic differ
    • ELA-07.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

ELA-07.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-07.W.01 Write arguments with clear reasons and relevant evidence
      • W.01.a Introduce claims, acknowledge opposing claims, organize logically
      • W.01.b Support claims with logical reasoning and evidence from credible sources
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses for cohesion and clarity of evidence
      • W.01.d Maintain a formal style
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement or section
    • ELA-07.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas
      • W.02.b Develop topic with relevant facts, definitions, details, or other information
      • W.02.c Use appropriate transitions for cohesion and clarity of concept relationships
      • W.02.d Use language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform
      • W.02.e Maintain a formal style
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section
    • ELA-07.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequence
      • W.03.a Engage the reader by establishing a context and point of view
      • W.03.b Use techniques such as dialogue, pacing, and description
      • W.03.c Use transitions to convey sequence and shifts in time/setting
      • W.03.d Use words and phrases, details, and sensory language
      • W.03.e Provide a conclusion that reflects the narrated experiences or events
    • ELA-07.W.04 Produce coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-07.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new appro
    • ELA-07.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and link to and cite source
    • ELA-07.W.07 Conduct research projects and generate additional related and focused que
    • ELA-07.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, using search terms effectively
    • ELA-07.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-07.W.10 Write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks/purposes/audience

ELA-07.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-07.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Follow rules for collegial discussions, track goals, deadlines, and roles
      • SL.01.c Pose questions that elicit elaboration; bring the discussion back on topic
      • SL.01.d Acknowledge new information expressed by others and modify views accordingly
    • ELA-07.SL.02 analyze the ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media
    • ELA-07.SL.03 Delineate a speaker's argument and claims; evaluate evidence.
    • ELA-07.SL.04 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points coherently
    • ELA-07.SL.05 Include multimedia and visuals to clarify and emphasize salient points
    • ELA-07.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks

ELA-07.L [L] Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-07.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
      • L.01.a Explain the function of phrases and clauses
      • ELA-07.L.01.b Select from simple/compound/complex sentences to show relationships of ideas
      • ELA-07.L.01.c Place phrases and clauses, correcting misplaced and dangling modifiers
    • ELA-07.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Use a comma to separate coordinate adjectives
      • L.02.b Spell correctly
    • ELA-07.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
      • ELA-07.L.03.a Choose language precisely and concisely, eliminating wordiness and redundancy
    • ELA-07.L.04 Clarify meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
      • L.04.b Use common Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word
      • L.04.c Use reference materials to find word pronunciation, meaning, and part of speech
      • L.04.d Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase
    • ELA-07.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech in context
      • L.05.b Use the relationship between words to better understand each word
      • L.05.c Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-07.L.06 Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

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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glossary icon8th Grade English
"I can ... statements"

Eighth GradeTo 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.

ELA-08.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-08.RL.01 Cite strongest evidence to analyze what text says explicitly and infer
    • ELA-08.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-08.RL.03 analyze how dialogue or events propel action/reveal character/provoke
    • ELA-08.RL.04 Determine meanings in text, including analogies or allusions to other t
    • ELA-08.RL.05 Compare two or more texts; analyze how each text differs in meaning/styl
    • ELA-08.RL.06 analyze how points of view of the characters and reader create suspens
    • ELA-08.RL.07 Analyze how a filmed or live production of a story is faithful to the te
    • ELA-08.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-08.RL.09 Analyze how modern fiction uses elements from myths/folklore/religious w
    • ELA-08.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently

ELA-08.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-08.RI.01 Cite strongest evidence to analyze what text says explicitly and infer
    • ELA-08.RI.02 Determine a central idea of text; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-08.RI.03 Analyze how text makes connections/distinctions among individuals/ideas/
    • ELA-08.RI.04 Determine meanings in text, including analogies or allusions to other
    • ELA-08.RI.05 -analyze the role of sentences in developing a key concept in a paragrap
    • ELA-08.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author shows other vi
    • ELA-08.RI.07 Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different mediums to present an ide
    • ELA-08.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; recognize when irrelevant evidence is introd
    • ELA-08.RI.09 Analyze two or more texts with conflicting information
    • ELA-08.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently

ELA-08.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-08.W.01 Write arguments with clear reasons and relevant evidence
      • W.01.a Introduce claims, Distinguish from opposing claims, organize logically
      • W.01.b Support claims with reasoning and evidence, using credible sources
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarity
      • W.01.d Maintain a formal style
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement or section
    • ELA-08.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic; organize ideas/concepts/information
      • W.02.b Develop topic with facts, definitions, details, or other information
      • W.02.c Use transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas
      • W.02.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary about the topic
      • W.02.e Maintain a formal style
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section
    • ELA-08.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique/details/well-structured event
      • W.03.a Engage the reader with a context and introducing a narrator/characters
      • W.03.b Use techniques, such as dialogue/pacing/description/reflection
      • W.03.c Use a variety of transitions to convey sequence and shifts in time or setting
      • W.03.d Use precise words, descriptive details, and sensory language
      • W.03.e Provide a conclusion that reflects narrated experiences or events
    • ELA-08.W.04 Produce writing in which the development/organization/style are appropr
    • ELA-08.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new appr
    • ELA-08.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others
    • ELA-08.W.07 Generate focused questions for multiple avenues of exploration in research
    • ELA-08.W.08 Gather information; avoid plagiarism and cite sources
    • ELA-08.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-08.W.10 Write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks/purposes/audience

ELA-08.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-08.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Follow discussion rules and track progress toward goals/deadlines/and roles
      • SL.01.c Pose questions and respond questions with evidence, observations, and ideas
      • SL.01.d Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualified
    • ELA-08.SL.02 Analyze information presented in diverse media and evaluate possible mot
    • ELA-08.SL.03 Delineate a speaker's argument; evaluate evidence
    • ELA-08.SL.04 Present findings, emphasizing salient points, evidence, and details
    • ELA-08.SL.05 Integrate multimedia and visuals into presentations
    • ELA-08.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, using formal English when appropriate

ELA-08.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-08.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
      • L.01.a Explain the function of verbals and their function in sentences
      • L.01.b Use verbs in active and passive voice
      • L.01.c Use verbs in indicative/imperative/interrogative/conditional/subjunctive moods
      • L.01.d Correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood
    • ELA-08.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Use punctuation to indicate a pause or break
      • L.02.b Use an ellipsis to indicate an omission
      • L.02.c Spell correctly
    • ELA-08.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening
      • L.03.a Use verbs in active and passive voice and in conditional and subjunctive moods
    • ELA-08.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
      • L.04.b Use common Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word
      • L.04.c Use reference materials to find word pronunciation, meaning, and part of speech
      • L.04.d Verify determination of the meaning of a word or phrase
    • ELA-08.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech in context
      • L.05.b Use word relationships to better understand each of the words
      • L.05.c Distinguish among the connotations of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-08.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

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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glossary icon9th Grade English
"I can ... statements"

To 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.

ELA-09.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-09.RL.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-09.RL.02 Determine theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-09.RL.03 Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text
    • ELA-09.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze word cho
    • ELA-09.RL.05 Analyze how an author's choices in a text creates mystery, tension, or
    • ELA-09.RL.06 Analyze a point of view from literature from outside the United States
    • ELA-09.RL.07 Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic medium
    • ELA-09.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-09.RL.09 Analyze how an author transforms source material in a specific work
    • ELA-09.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

ELA-09.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-09.RI.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-09.RI.02 Analyze central idea of a text and development; summarize objectively
    • ELA-09.RI.03 Analyze how the author unfolds a series of ideas or events
    • ELA-09.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and p
    • ELA-09.RI.05 Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-09.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric
    • ELA-09.RI.07 Analyze accounts of a subject told in different mediums
    • ELA-09.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; identify false statements and fallacious rea
    • ELA-09.RI.09 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance
    • ELA-09.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

ELA-09.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-09.W.01 Write arguments to analyze substantive topics, using reasoning and eviden
      • W.01.a Introduce claims, distinguish from alternate or opposing claims
      • W.01.b Develop claims and counterclaims fairly, with evidence of strengths/limitations
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text
      • W.01.d Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement or section that supports arguments presented
    • ELA-09.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information
      • W.02.b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, details, quotations, etc.
      • W.02.c Use transitions to link the major sections of the text
      • W.02.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage complexity
      • W.02.e Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section that supports information presented
    • ELA-09.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequences
      • W.03.a Engage the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation
      • W.03.b Use narrative techniques to develop experiences, events, and/or characters
      • W.03.c Use techniques to sequence events
      • W.03.d Use words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language
      • W.03.e Provide a conclusion that reflects the narrative
    • ELA-09.W.04 Produce writing in which development, organization, and style are appropr
    • ELA-09.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new appro
    • ELA-09.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products
    • ELA-09.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-09.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess the usefulness of each s
    • ELA-09.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grades 9-10 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grades 9-10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-09.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

ELA-09.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-09.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discuss
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Work with peers to set rules and goals, deadlines, and roles as needed
      • SL.01.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions
      • SL.01.d Respond to diverse perspectives, summarize agreement and disagreement
    • ELA-09.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media
    • ELA-09.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhe
    • ELA-09.SL.04 Present information and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logi
    • ELA-09.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-09.SL.06 Adapt speech to contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of English

ELA-09.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-09.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
      • L.01.a Use parallel structure
      • L.01.b Use various types of phrases and clauses to convey specific meanings
    • ELA-09.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Use a semicolon to link two or more closely related independent clauses
      • L.02.b Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation
      • L.02.c Spell correctly
    • ELA-09.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts
      • L.03.a Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual
    • ELA-09.L.04 Determine or clarify word meanings choosing from a range of strategies
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
      • L.04.b Use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings/parts of speech
      • L.04.c Consult reference materials for pronunciation/meaning/part of speech/etymology
      • L.04.d Verify meaning of a word or phrase
    • ELA-09.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech in context and analyze their role in the text
      • L.05.b Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-09.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

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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glossary icon10th Grade English
"I can ... statements"

To 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.

ELA-10.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-10.RL.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-10.RL.02 Determine theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-10.RL.03 Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text
    • ELA-10.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze word choice
    • ELA-10.RL.05 Analyze how an author's choices in a text creates mystery, tension, or surpris
    • ELA-10.RL.06 Analyze a point of view from literature from outside the United States
    • ELA-10.RL.07 Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums
    • ELA-10.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-10.RL.09 Analyze how an author transforms source material in a specific work
    • ELA-10.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently

ELA-10.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-10.RI.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-10.RI.02 Analyze central idea of a text and development; summarize objectively
    • ELA-10.RI.03 Analyze how the author unfolds a series of ideas or events
    • ELA-10.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-10.RI.05 Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-10.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric
    • ELA-10.RI.07 Analyze accounts of a subject told in different mediums
    • ELA-10.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning
    • ELA-10.RI.09 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance
    • ELA-10.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently

ELA-10.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-10.W.argu Text Types and Purposes (argument)
    • ELA-10.W.01 Write arguments to analyze substantive topics, using reasoning and evidence
      • W.01.a Introduce claims, distinguish from alternate or opposing claims
      • W.01.b Develop claims and counterclaims fairly, with evidence of strengths/limitations
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text
      • W.01.d Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement or section that supports arguments presented
    • ELA-10.W.info Text Types and Purposes (informative)
    • ELA-10.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information
      • W.02.b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, details, quotations, etc.
      • W.02.c Use transitions to link the major sections of the text
      • W.02.d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage complexity
      • W.02.e Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section that supports information presented
    • ELA-10.W.narr Text Types and Purposes (narrative)
    • ELA-10.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequences
      • W.03.a Engage the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation
      • W.03.b Use narrative techniques to develop experiences, events, and/or characters
      • W.03.c Use techniques to sequence events
      • W.03.d Use words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language
      • .W.03.e Provide a conclusion that reflects the narrative
    • ELA-10.W.04 Produce writing in which development, organization, and style are appropriate
    • ELA-10.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-10.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products
    • ELA-10.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-10.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess the usefulness of each source
    • ELA-10.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grades 9-10 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grades 9-10 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-10.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

ELA-10.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-10.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Work with peers to set rules and goals, deadlines, and roles as needed
      • SL.01.c Propel conversations by posing and responding to questions
      • SL.01.d Respond to diverse perspectives, summarize agreement and disagreement
    • ELA-10.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media
    • ELA-10.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric
    • ELA-10.SL.04 Present information and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically
    • ELA-10.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-10.SL.06 Adapt speech to contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of English

ELA-10.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-10.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
      • L.01.a Use parallel structure
      • L.01.b Use various types of phrases and clauses to convey specific meanings
    • ELA-10.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Use a semicolon to link two or more closely related independent clauses
      • L.02.b Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation
      • L.02.c Spell correctly
    • ELA-10.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts
      • L.03.a Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual
    • ELA-10.L.04 Determine or clarify word meanings choosing from a range of strategies
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase
      • L.04.b Use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings/parts of speech
      • L.04.c Consult reference materials for pronunciation/meaning/part of speech/etymology
      • L.04.d Verify meaning of a word or phrase
    • ELA-10.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech in context and analyze their role in the text
      • L.05.b Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-10.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

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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glossary icon11th Grade English
"I can ... statements"

To 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.

ELA-11.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-11.RL.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-11.RL.02 Determine themes or central ideas and analyze their development
    • ELA-11.RL.03 Analyze the author's choices regarding how to develop a story or drama
    • ELA-11.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-11.RL.05 Analyze an author's choices and a text's structure, meaning, and aesthetic
    • ELA-11.RL.06 Analyze a viewpoint where what is stated differs from what is really meant
    • ELA-11.RL.07 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem
    • ELA-11.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-11.RL.09 Demonstrate knowledge of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century works of American lit
    • ELA-11.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

ELA-11.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-11.RI.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-11.RI.02 Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development
    • ELA-11.RI.03 Analyze ideas or events and explain how they interact and develop
    • ELA-11.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-11.RI.05 Evaluate the effectiveness of the author's exposition or argument
    • ELA-11.RI.06 Analyze the style and persuasiveness of an argument
    • ELA-11.RI.07 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different me
    • ELA-11.RI.08 Evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts
    • ELA-11.RI.09 Analyze 17th-,18th-, and 19th-century foundational U.S. documents
    • ELA-11.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

ELA-11.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-11.W.argu Text Types and Purposes (argument)
    • ELA-11.W.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics
      • W.01.a Introduce claims, distinguish from alternate or opposing claims
      • W.01.b Develop claims and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax
      • W.01.d Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement or section that supports the argument presented
    • ELA-11.W.info Text Types and Purposes (informative)
    • ELA-11.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information
      • W.02.b Develop a topic with facts, definitions, details, or other information
      • W.02.c Use transitions to link the major sections of the text
      • W.02.d Use metaphor, simile, and analogy
      • W.02.e Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section that supports the explanation
    • ELA-11.W.narr Text Types and Purposes (narrative)
    • ELA-11.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and events
      • W.03.a Engage the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation
      • W.03.b Use dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines
      • W.03.c Use techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another
      • W.03.d Use details and sensory language
      • W.03.e Provide a conclusion that reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved
    • ELA-11.W.04 Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-11.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-11.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products
    • ELA-11.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-11.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, follow a standard format for citation
    • ELA-11.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-11.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

ELA-11.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-11.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions
      • SL.01.c Propel conversations; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions
      • SL.01.d Respond to diverse perspectives
    • ELA-11.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats
    • ELA-11.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric
    • ELA-11.SL.04 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence
    • ELA-11.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-11.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, demonstrating command of English

ELA-11.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-11.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
      • L.01.a Understand that usage is a matter of convention, and can change over time
      • L.01.b Resolve issues of complex or contested usage, consulting references
    • ELA-11.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Observe hyphenation conventions
      • L.02.b Spell correctly
    • ELA-11.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts
      • L.03.a Vary syntax for effect, consulting references for guidance as needed
    • ELA-11.L.04 Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
      • L.04.b Use patterns that indicate different parts of speech
      • L.04.c Consult reference materials
      • L.04.d Verify determination of the meaning of a word or phrase
    • ELA-11.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech
      • L.05.b Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-11.L.06 Use academic and domain-specific words and phrases

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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"I can ... statements"

To 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.

ELA-12.RL Strand:

[RL] Reading Literature

    • ELA-12.RL.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-12.RL.02 Determine themes or central ideas and analyze their development
    • ELA-12.RL.03 Analyze the author's choices regarding how to develop a story or drama
    • ELA-12.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-12.RL.05 Analyze an author's choices and a text's structure, meaning, and aesthetic
    • ELA-12.RL.06 Analyze a viewpoint where what is stated differs from what is really meant
    • ELA-12.RL.07 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem
    • ELA-12.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-12.RL.09 Demonstrate knowledge of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century works of American lit
    • ELA-12.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

ELA-12.RI Strand:

[RI] Reading Information

    • ELA-12.RI.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-12.RI.02 Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development
    • ELA-12.RI.03 Analyze ideas or events and explain how they interact and develop
    • ELA-12.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-12.RI.05 Evaluate the effectiveness of the author's exposition or argument
    • ELA-12.RI.06 Analyze the style and persuasiveness of an argument
    • ELA-12.RI.07 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different me
    • ELA-12.RI.08 Evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts
    • ELA-12.RI.09 Analyze 17th-,18th-, and 19th-century foundational U.S. documents
    • ELA-12.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

ELA-12.W Strand:

[W] Writing

    • ELA-12.W.argu Text Types and Purposes (argument)
    • ELA-12.W.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics
      • W.01.a Introduce claims, distinguish from alternate or opposing claims
      • W.01.b Develop claims and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly
      • W.01.c Use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax
      • W.01.d Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.01.e Provide a concluding statement or section that supports the argument presented
    • ELA-12.W.info Text Types and Purposes (informative)
    • ELA-12.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas
      • W.02.a Introduce a topic; organize complex ideas, concepts, and information
      • W.02.b Develop a topic with facts, definitions, details, or other information
      • W.02.c Use transitions to link the major sections of the text
      • W.02.d Use metaphor, simile, and analogy
      • W.02.e Maintain a formal style and objective tone
      • W.02.f Provide a concluding statement or section that supports the explanation
    • ELA-12.W.narr Text Types and Purposes (narrative)
    • ELA-12.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and events
      • W.03.a Engage the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation
      • W.03.b Use dialogue, pacing, description, reflection, and multiple plot lines
      • W.03.c Use techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another
      • W.03.d Use details and sensory language
      • W.03.e Provide a conclusion that reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved
    • ELA-12.W.04 Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-12.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-12.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products
    • ELA-12.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-12.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, follow a standard format for citation
    • ELA-12.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts
      • W.09.a Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literature
      • W.09.b Apply grades 11-12 Reading standards to literary nonfiction
    • ELA-12.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

ELA-12.SL Strand:

[SL] Speaking and Listening

    • ELA-12.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
      • SL.01.a Come to discussions prepared
      • SL.01.b Work with peers to promote civil, democratic discussions
      • SL.01.c Propel conversations; clarify, verify, or challenge ideas and conclusions
      • SL.01.d Respond to diverse perspectives
    • ELA-12.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats
    • ELA-12.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric
    • ELA-12.SL.04 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence
    • ELA-12.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-12.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, demonstrating command of English

ELA-12.L Strand:

[L] Language

    • ELA-12.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and usage when writing or speaking
      • L.01.a Understand that usage is a matter of convention, and can change over time
      • L.01.b Resolve issues of complex or contested usage, consulting references
    • ELA-12.L.02 Demonstrate command of capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing
      • L.02.a Observe hyphenation conventions
      • L.02.b Spell correctly
    • ELA-12.L.03 Understand how language functions in different contexts
      • L.03.a Vary syntax for effect, consulting references for guidance as needed
    • ELA-12.L.04 Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
      • L.04.a Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
      • L.04.b Use patterns that indicate different parts of speech
      • L.04.c Consult reference materials
      • L.04.d Verify determination of the meaning of a word or phrase
    • ELA-12.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
      • L.05.a Interpret figures of speech
      • L.05.b Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations
    • ELA-12.L.06 Use academic and domain-specific words and phrases

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

BPSS-ELA-JN journalism logo

glossary iconHS Journalism
"I can ... statements"

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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"I can ... statements"

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.

ELA Strands

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The English Language Arts (ELA) Standards are divided into strands. K-5 and 6-12 ELA have Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening, and Language strands.

[ RL ]
Reading
Literature
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Crafts and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
[ RI ]
Reading
Information
  • Key Ideas and Details
  • Crafts and Structure
  • Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
[ RF ]
Reading
Foundation
  • Print Concepts
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Phonics and Word Recognition
  • Fluency
[ W ]
Writing

  • Text Types and Purposes
  • Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Range of Writing
[ SL ]
Speaking &
Listening
  • Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
[ L ]
Language

  • Conventions of Standard English
  • Knowledge of Language
  • Vocabulary Acquistion and Use

[RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details
  • Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.
  • Summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development.
  • Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Craft and Structure
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
  • Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
  • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-00.RL.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in a Literature text
    • ELA-00.RL.02 Retell familiar stories with details
    • ELA-00.RL.03 Identify characters, settings, and major events

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

First Grade

ELA-01.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-01.RL.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in a Literature text
    • ELA-01.RL.02 Retell and show understanding of central message in Literature text
    • ELA-01.RL.03 Describe characters, settings, and major events

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-01.RL.04 Identify words and phrases that suggest feelings
    • ELA-01.RL.05 Explain differences between books of stories and books of information
    • ELA-01.RL.06 Identify who is telling the story

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-01.RL.07 Use illustrations and details to describe characters, setting, or events
    • ELA-01.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-01.RL.09 Compare adventures and experiences of characters

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-01.RL.10 Read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity

Second Grade

ELA-02.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-02.RL.01 Use who, what, where, when, why, and how to understand Literature text
    • ELA-02.RL.02 Recount Literature stories and determine central message or lesson
    • ELA-02.RL.03 Describe how characters respond to major events and challenges

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-02.RL.04 Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning
    • ELA-02.RL.05 Describe the structure of a literature story
    • ELA-02.RL.06 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-02.RL.07 Use illustrations and text to understand characters, setting, or plot
    • ELA-02.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-02.RL.09 Compare two or more versions of the same story

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-02.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry

Third Grade

ELA-03.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-03.RL.01 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of Literature
    • ELA-03.RL.02 Recount Literature text determining central message with key details
    • ELA-03.RL.03 Describe characters in a literature story

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-03.RL.04 Distinguish between literal from nonliteral language
    • ELA-03.RL.05 Understand terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza
    • ELA-03.RL.06 Distinguish their own point of view

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-03.RL.07 Explain how aspects of illustrations contribute to the words in a story
    • ELA-03.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-03.RL.09 Compare themes, settings, and plots of stories by the same author

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-03.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-04.RL.01 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining the Literature
    • ELA-04.RL.02 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem; summarize the text
    • ELA-04.RL.03 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in Literature story or

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-04.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases used in a text
    • ELA-04.RL.05 Explain differences between poems, drama, and prose
    • ELA-04.RL.06 Compare the point of view of narrations like first and third-person

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-04.RL.07 Connect the text of a story or drama and the visual or oral presentation
    • ELA-04.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-04.RL.09 Compare similar themes and topics in literature from different cultures

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-04.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-05.RL.01 Quote accurately from a Literature text when explaining what the text
    • ELA-05.RL.02 determine theme of a Literature story, summarize the text
    • ELA-05.RL.03 Compare two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-05.RL.04 Determine meanings of words and phrases including metaphors and similes
    • ELA-05.RL.05 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together
    • ELA-05.RL.06 Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences events

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-05.RL.07 Analyze how multimedia elements contribute to meaning, tone, or beauty o
    • ELA-05.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-05.RL.09 Compare stories in the same genre on approaches to similar themes and to

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-05.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-06.RL.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and what it inf
    • ELA-06.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea; summarize without opinions/judgment
    • ELA-06.RL.03 Describe how a story's plot unfolds as it moves towards resolution

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-06.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze tone
    • ELA-06.RL.05 Analyze how a section of a text develops the theme, setting, or plot
    • ELA-06.RL.06 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-06.RL.10 Read and Comprehend Literature with scaffolding as needed

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-07.RL.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-07.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-07.RL.03 Analyze how elements of a story or drama interact

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-07.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze rhymes
    • ELA-07.RL.05 Analyze a drama's or poem's form or structure
    • ELA-07.RL.06 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts points of view

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-07.RL.07 Compare a written story to viewing a filmed, staged, or multimedia versi
    • ELA-07.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-07.RL.09 Compare fictional portrayal of a time/place/character and a historical a

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-07.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-08.RL.01 Cite strongest evidence to analyze what text says explicitly and infer
    • ELA-08.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-08.RL.03 analyze how dialogue or events propel action/reveal character/provoke

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-08.RL.04 Determine meanings in text, including analogies or allusions to other t
    • ELA-08.RL.05 Compare two or more texts; analyze how each text differs in meaning/styl
    • ELA-08.RL.06 analyze how points of view of the characters and reader create suspens

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-08.RL.07 Analyze how a filmed or live production of a story is faithful to the te
    • ELA-08.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-08.RL.09 Analyze how modern fiction uses elements from myths/folklore/religious w

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-08.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature independently and proficiently

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-09.RL.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-09.RL.02 Determine theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-09.RL.03 Analyze how complex characters develop over the course of a text

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-09.RL.04 Determine figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze word cho
    • ELA-09.RL.05 Analyze how an author's choices in a text creates mystery, tension, or
    • ELA-09.RL.06 Analyze a point of view from literature from outside the United States

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-09.RL.07 Analyze the representation of a subject in two different artistic medium
    • ELA-09.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-09.RL.09 Analyze how an author transforms source material in a specific work

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-09.RL.10 Read and comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-10.RL.01 ong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-10.RL.02 e theme or central idea; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-10.RL.03 how complex characters develop over the course of a text

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-10.RL.04 e figurative and connotative meanings of words; analyze word choice
    • ELA-10.RL.05 how an author's choices in a text creates mystery, tension, or surpris
    • ELA-10.RL.06 a point of view from literature from outside the United States

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-10.RL.07 the representation of a subject in two different artistic mediums
    • ELA-10.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-10.RL.09 how an author transforms source material in a specific work

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-10.RL.10 comprehend literature independently and proficiently

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-11.RL.01 ong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-11.RL.02 e themes or central ideas and analyze their development
    • ELA-11.RL.03 the author's choices regarding how to develop a story or drama

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-11.RL.04 e figurative and connotative meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-11.RL.05 an author's choices and a text's structure, meaning, and aesthetic
    • ELA-11.RL.06 a viewpoint where what is stated differs from what is really meant

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-11.RL.07 multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem
    • ELA-11.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-11.RL.09 ate knowledge of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century works of American lit

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-11.RL.10 comprehend literature with scaffolding as needed

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.RL Strand [RL] Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-12.RL.01 ong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-12.RL.02 e themes or central ideas and analyze their development
    • ELA-12.RL.03 e author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-12.RL.04 e figurative and connotative meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-12.RL.05 an author's choices and a text's structure, meaning, and aesthetic
    • ELA-12.RL.06 a viewpoint where what is stated differs from what is really meant

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-12.RL.07 multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem
    • ELA-12.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    • ELA-12.RL.09 ate knowledge of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century works of American lit

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-12.RL.10 comprehend literature independently and proficiently

[RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details
  • Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.
  • Summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development.
  • Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Craft and Structure
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
  • Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
  • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-00.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text
    • ELA-00.RI.02 Identify the main topic and retell key details
    • ELA-00.RI.03 Describe connections between pieces of information

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-00.RI.07 Describe the relationship of illustrations to the text
    • ELA-00.RI.08 Identify reasons an author gives to support points
    • ELA-00.RI.09 Identify similarities and differences between two texts

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

First Grade

ELA-01.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-01.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text
    • ELA-01.RI.02 Identify main topic and retell key details in an informational text
    • ELA-01.RI.03 Describe the connection between two pieces of information

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-01.RI.04 Ask and answer questions to clarify meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-01.RI.05 Use various text features to locate key facts/information
    • ELA-01.RI.06 Distinguish between information provided by illustrations and words

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-01.RI.07 Use illustrations and details to describe key ideas
    • ELA-01.RI.08 Identify reasons an author gives to support points
    • ELA-01.RI.09 Identify similarities and differences between two texts

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-01.RI.10 Read informational texts appropriately complex

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-02.RI.01 Use who, what, where, when, why, and how to understand informational
    • ELA-02.RI.02 Identify the main topic- (s) and focus of informational text
    • ELA-02.RI.03 Describe historical events, scientific ideas/concepts, or steps in a text

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-02.RI.07 Explain how specific images clarify a text
    • ELA-02.RI.08 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes
    • ELA-02.RI.09 Compare the most important points in two texts on the same topic

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-02.RI.10 Read and comprehend history/social studies, science, and technical texts

  

Third Grade

ELA-03.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-03.RI.01 Ask and answer questions to Demonstrate understanding of informational
    • ELA-03.RI.02 Determine the main idea of informational text and supporting details
    • ELA-03.RI.03 Describe relationships between events using time, sequence, and cause/effect

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-03.RI.07 Use illustrations and the text to understand where, when, why, and how
    • ELA-03.RI.08 Describe the logical connection between sentences and paragraphs
    • ELA-03.RI.09 Compare points and key details from two texts on same topic

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-04.RI.01 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text
    • ELA-04.RI.02 Summarize informational text, Determine and support the main idea
    • ELA-04.RI.03 Explain concepts in historical, scientific, or technical texts

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-04.RI.04 Determine meanings of general academic and domain-specific words or phrase
    • ELA-04.RI.05 Describe the structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a
    • ELA-04.RI.06 Compare a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-04.RI.07 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively
    • ELA-04.RI.08 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular
    • ELA-04.RI.09 Integrate two texts on same topic to write or speak about the subject

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-04.RI.10 Read and comprehend history/social studies, science, and technical texts 

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-05.RI.01 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says
    • ELA-05.RI.02 Summarize informational text, determining and supporting the main idea
    • ELA-05.RI.03 Explain concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-05.RI.04 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words
    • ELA-05.RI.05 Compare the structure of two or more informational texts
    • ELA-05.RI.06 Analyze accounts of same event, noting important similarities and differ

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-05.RI.07 Use a variety of sources to find an answer quickly or solve a problem
    • ELA-05.RI.08 Explain how an author uses evidence to support particular points
    • ELA-05.RI.09 Use information from texts on a topic to write or speak about the topic

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-05.RI.10 Read and comprehend history/social studies, science, and technical texts 

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-06.RI.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-06.RI.02 Determine central idea and how it is conveyed through details; summari
    • ELA-06.RI.03 Analyze how a key idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-06.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and
    • ELA-06.RI.05 Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the idea
    • ELA-06.RI.06 Determine an author's point of view or purpose and explain how it is c

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-06.RI.07 Integrate information from different media to understand a topic or is
    • ELA-06.RI.08 Evaluate claims in a text, distinguish supported and unsupported claims
    • ELA-06.RI.09 Compare one author's presentation of events with that of another

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-06.RI.10 Read and comprehend nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-07.RI.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-07.RI.02 Determine central ideas; summarize objectively
    • ELA-07.RI.03 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-07.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words; an
    • ELA-07.RI.05 Analyze structure, including how sections contribute to the whole
    • ELA-07.RI.06 Determine an author's point of view and how his/her position is distin

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-07.RI.07 Compare a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text
    • ELA-07.RI.08 Trace and evaluate arguments in a text, assessing if evidence supports
    • ELA-07.RI.09 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic differ

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-07.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-08.RI.01 Cite strongest evidence to analyze what text says explicitly and infer
    • ELA-08.RI.02 Determine a central idea of text; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-08.RI.03 Analyze how text makes connections/distinctions among individuals/idea

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-08.RI.04 Determine meanings in text, including analogies or allusions to other
    • ELA-08.RI.05 analyze the role of sentences in developing a key concept in a paragraph
    • ELA-08.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author shows other vi

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-08.RI.07 Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different mediums to present an idea
    • ELA-08.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; recognize when irrelevant evidence is intr
    • ELA-08.RI.09 Analyze two or more texts with conflicting information

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-08.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently

  

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-09.RI.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-09.RI.02 Analyze central idea of a text and development; summarize objectively
    • ELA-09.RI.03 Analyze how the author unfolds a series of ideas or events

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-09.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and
    • ELA-09.RI.05 Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-09.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-09.RI.07 Analyze accounts of a subject told in different mediums
    • ELA-09.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; identify false statements and fallacious r
    • ELA-09.RI.09 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-09.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-10.RI.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-10.RI.02 Analyze central idea of a text and development; summarize objectively
    • ELA-10.RI.03 Analyze how the author unfolds a series of ideas or events

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-10.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-10.RI.05 Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-10.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-10.RI.07 Analyze accounts of a subject told in different mediums
    • ELA-10.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning
    • ELA-10.RI.09 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-10.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-11.RI.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-11.RI.02 Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development
    • ELA-11.RI.03 Analyze ideas or events and explain how they interact and develop

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-11.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-11.RI.05 Evaluate the effectiveness of the author's exposition or argument
    • ELA-11.RI.06 Analyze the style and persuasiveness of an argument

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-11.RI.07 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different me
    • ELA-11.RI.08 Evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts
    • ELA-11.RI.09 Analyze 17th-,18th-, and 19th-century foundational U.S. documents

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-11.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-12.RI.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-12.RI.02 Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development
    • ELA-12.RI.03 Analyze ideas or events and explain how they interact and develop

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-12.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-12.RI.05 Evaluate the effectiveness of the author's exposition or argument
    • ELA-12.RI.06 Analyze the style and persuasiveness of an argument

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-12.RI.07 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different me
    • ELA-12.RI.08 Evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts
    • ELA-12.RI.09 Analyze 17th-,18th-, and 19th-century foundational U.S. documents

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-12.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently
    • ELA-C.RI.01 Grd Lvl, Quote accurately from text and make logical inferences
    • ELA-C.RI.02 Grd Lvl, Determine central ideas; summarize objectively
    • ELA-C.RI.03 Grd Lvl, Analyze text for interactions, events, ideas
    • ELA-C.RI.10 Grd Lvl, Read and comprehend nonfiction

(RF) Reading Foundations

Kindergarten

ELA-00.RF Strand: [RF] Reading Foundations

Print Concepts

    • ELA-00.RF.01 Understand the organization and basics of print

Phonological Awareness

    • ELA-00.RF.02 Understand spoken words, syllables, and sounds

Phonics and Word Recognition

    • ELA-00.RF.03 Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills

Fluency

 

First Grade

ELA-01.RF Strand: [RF] Reading Foundations

Print Concepts

    • ELA-01.RF.01 Understand basic features of print

Phonological Awareness

    • ELA-01.RF.02 Understand spoken words, syllables, and sounds

Phonics and Word Recognition

    • ELA-01.RF.03 Know and apply grade-level phonics in decoding words

Fluency

    • ELA-01.RF.04 Read with accuracy and fluency for comprehension

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.RF Strand: [RF] Reading Foundations

Phonics and Word Recognition

    • ELA-02.RF.03 Know and apply phonics and word analysis skills

Fluency

 

Third Grade

ELA-03.RF Strand: [RF] Reading Foundations

Phonics and Word Recognition

    • ELA-03.RF.03 apply grade-level phonics and word analysis in decoding words

Fluency

    • ELA-03.RF.04 Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.RF Strand: [RF] Reading Foundations

Phonics and Word Recognition

    • ELA-04.RF.03 Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding

Fluency

    • ELA-04.RF.04 Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.RF Strand: [RF] Reading Foundations

Phonics and Word Recognition

    • ELA-05.RF.03 Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding

Fluency

    • ELA-05.RF.04 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

  

[W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes
  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
  • Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences
Production and Distribution of Writing
  • Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
  • Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Range of 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..

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Production and Distribution of Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

 

First Grade

ELA-01.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-01.W.01 Write opinion pieces
    • ELA-01.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts
    • ELA-01.W.03 Write narratives and recount two or more appropriately sequenced events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-01.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
    • ELA-01.W.05 Focus on a topic and respond to questions and suggestions from peers
    • ELA-01.W.06 Use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-02.W.04 (Begins in grade 3)
    • ELA-02.W.05 Focus on a topic and strengthen writing by revising and editing
    • ELA-02.W.06 Use a variety of tools to produce and publish writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

 

Third Grade

ELA-03.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-03.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics, supporting a point of view
    • ELA-03.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic
    • ELA-03.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-03.W.04 Produce writing with development and organization appropriate to purpose
    • ELA-03.W.05 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editi
    • ELA-03.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Range of Writing

    • ELA-03.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-04.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics, supporting a point of view
    • ELA-04.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to convey ideas and information
    • ELA-04.W.03 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-04.W.04 Develop and organize writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-04.W.05 Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing
    • ELA-04.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with other

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-04.W.07 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigatio
    • ELA-04.W.08 Gather information; take notes and categorize information and list source
    • ELA-04.W.09 Draw evidence texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Range of Writing

    • ELA-04.W.10 Write routinely for various discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

    • ELA-05.W.01 Write opinion pieces on topics or text
    • ELA-05.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine topic and convey ideas c
    • ELA-05.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and clear sequence

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-05.W.04 Produce writing which is appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-05.W.05 Develop writing by planning, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach
    • ELA-05.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and to collaborate with oth

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-05.W.07 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowled
    • ELA-05.W.08 Gather information; summarize in notes and finished work, and provide sou
    • ELA-05.W.09 Draw evidence from texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

Range of Writing

    • ELA-05.W.10 Write for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

(informative)

(narrative)

      • ELA-06.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequence

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-06.W.04 Produce coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-06.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-06.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing as well as to collaborate

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-06.W.07 Conduct short research projects, drawing on several sources
    • ELA-06.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess credibility of sources
    • ELA-06.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-06.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames or a range of purposes

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-07.W.01 Write arguments with clear reasons and relevant evidence

(informative)

(narrative)

      • ELA-07.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequence

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-07.W.04 Produce coherent writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-07.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-07.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and link to and cite source

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-07.W.07 Conduct research projects and generate additional related and focused que
    • ELA-07.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, using search terms effectively
    • ELA-07.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-07.W.10 Write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks/purposes/audiences

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-08.W.01 Write arguments with clear reasons and relevant evidence

(informative)

      • ELA-08.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic

(narrative)

      • ELA-08.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique/details/well-structured event

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-08.W.04 produce writing in which the development/organization/style are appropr
    • ELA-08.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-08.W.06 Use technology to produce and publish writing and collaborate with others

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-08.W.07 generate focused questions for multiple avenues of exploration in resear
    • ELA-08.W.08 Gather information; avoid plagiarism and cite sources
    • ELA-08.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-08.W.10 Write routinely for a range of discipline-specific tasks/purposes/audiences

 

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-09.W.01 Write arguments to analyze substantive topics, using reasoning and eviden

(informative)

      • ELA-09.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

(narrative)

      • ELA-09.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequences

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-09.W.04 Produce writing in which development, organization, and style are appropr
    • ELA-09.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, or a trying new approach
    • ELA-09.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-09.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-09.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess the usefulness of each s
    • ELA-09.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-09.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-10.W.01 Write arguments to analyze substantive topics, using reasoning and evidence

(informative)

      • ELA-10.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

(narrative)

      • ELA-10.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, details, and event sequences

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-10.W.04 Produce writing in which development, organization, and style are appropriate
    • ELA-10.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-10.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-10.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-10.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources; assess the usefulness of each source
    • ELA-10.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-10.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-11.W.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics

Text Types and Purposes (informative)

      • ELA-11.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

Text Types and Purposes (narrative)

      • ELA-11.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-11.W.04 Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-11.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-11.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-11.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-11.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, follow a standard format for citation
    • ELA-11.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-11.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.W Strand: [W] Writing

Text Types and Purposes

(argument)

      • ELA-12.W.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics

(informative)

      • ELA-12.W.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas

(narrative)

      • ELA-12.W.03 Write narratives using effective technique, well-chosen details, and events

Production and Distribution of Writing

    • ELA-12.W.04 Produce writing appropriate to task, purpose, and audience
    • ELA-12.W.05 Develop writing by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or a new approach
    • ELA-12.W.06 Use technology to produce, publish, and update writing products

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

    • ELA-12.W.07 Conduct research projects to answer a question or solve a problem
    • ELA-12.W.08 Gather information from multiple sources, follow a standard format for citation
    • ELA-12.W.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts

Range of Writing

    • ELA-12.W.10 Write routinely for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences

[SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration
  • Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
  • Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
  • Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  • Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
  • Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

First Grade

ELA-01.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-01.SL.01 Participate in collaborative conversations
    • ELA-01.SL.02 Ask and answer questions about details in a text read aloud
    • ELA-01.SL.03 Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says for clarification

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-02.SL.01 Participate in conversations with peers/adults in small/larger groups
    • ELA-02.SL.02 Recount key ideas from text read aloud or information presented orally
    • ELA-02.SL.03 Ask and answer questions for clarification, comprehension, and more info

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-02.SL.04 Tell a story or recount an experience with appropriate facts and details
    • ELA-02.SL.05 Create audio recordings of stories or poems
    • ELA-02.SL.06 Produce complete sentences when appropriate

 

Third Grade

ELA-03.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-03.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-03.SL.02 Determine main ideas and supporting details of text presented in diverse
    • ELA-03.SL.03 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-03.SL.04 Report on a topic, story, or experience speaking clearly at a good pace
    • ELA-03.SL.05 Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems
    • ELA-03.SL.06 Speak in complete sentences

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-04.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-04.SL.02 Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information from diverse med
    • ELA-04.SL.03 Identify the evidence a speaker provides to support points

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-04.SL.04 Tell a story, or an experience while speaking clearly at a good pace
    • ELA-04.SL.05 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations
    • ELA-04.SL.06 Differentiate contexts that call for formal English or informal discourse

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-05.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-05.SL.02 Summarize information presented in diverse media
    • ELA-05.SL.03 Summarize points a speaker makes and how claims are supported by evidenc

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-05.SL.04 Report on a topic or present an opinion; speaking clearly at a good pace
    • ELA-05.SL.05 Include multimedia components in presentations when appropriate
    • ELA-05.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-06.SL.01 Engage in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-06.SL.02 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats
    • ELA-06.SL.03 Distinguish between a speaker's supported/not supported arguments

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-06.SL.04 Present claims and findings
    • ELA-06.SL.05 Include multimedia components in presentations to clarify information
    • ELA-06.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-07.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-07.SL.02 Analyze the ideas and supporting details presented in diverse media
    • ELA-07.SL.03 Delineate a speaker's argument and claims; evaluate evidence.

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-07.SL.04 Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points coherently
    • ELA-07.SL.05 Include multimedia and visuals to clarify and emphasize salient points
    • ELA-07.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-08.SL.01 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-08.SL.02 Analyze information presented in diverse media and evaluate possible mot
    • ELA-08.SL.03 Delineate a speaker's argument; evaluate evidence

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-08.SL.04 Present findings, emphasizing salient points, evidence, and details
    • ELA-08.SL.05 Integrate multimedia and visuals into presentations
    • ELA-08.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, using formal English when appropriate

 

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-09.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discuss
    • ELA-09.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media
    • ELA-09.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhe

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-09.SL.04 Present information and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logi
    • ELA-09.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-09.SL.06 Adapt speech to contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of English

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-10.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-10.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media
    • ELA-10.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-10.SL.04 Present information and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically
    • ELA-10.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-10.SL.06 Adapt speech to contexts and tasks, demonstrating a command of English

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-11.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-11.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats
    • ELA-11.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-11.SL.04 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence
    • ELA-11.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-11.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, demonstrating command of English

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.SL Strand: [SL] Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration

    • ELA-12.SL.01 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions
    • ELA-12.SL.02 Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats
    • ELA-12.SL.03 Evaluate a speaker's viewpoint, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-12.SL.04 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence
    • ELA-12.SL.05 Make strategic use of digital media in presentations
    • ELA-12.SL.06 Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, demonstrating command of English

[L] Language

Conventions of Standard English
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Knowledge of Language
  • 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.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
  • Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-00.L.01 Use English grammar conventions when writing or speaking
    • ELA-00.L.02 Use correct capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

 

First Grade

ELA-01.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

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

Knowledge of Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-01.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words
    • ELA-01.L.05 Understand word relationships and nuances in meanings
    • ELA-01.L.06 Use words and phrases to signal simple relationships

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

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

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-02.L.03 Use knowledge of language when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • 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 figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings. 
    • ELA-02.L.06 Use words and phrases acquired through conversations, reading and being read to, and responding to texts, including using adjectives and adverbs to describe.

 

Third Grade

ELA-03.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-03.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-03.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-03.L.03 Use language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or list

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-03.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases
    • ELA-03.L.05 Understand word relationships and nuances in meanings
    • ELA-03.L.06 Acquire and use general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-04.L.01 Demonstrate command English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-04.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-04.L.03 Use language and conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listenin

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-04.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-04.L.05 Understanding figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-04.L.06 Use grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-05.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar and when writing or speaking
    • ELA-05.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-05.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-06.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-06.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-06.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-06.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-06.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-06.L.06 Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-07.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-07.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-07.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-07.L.04 Clarify meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases
    • ELA-07.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-07.L.06 Gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.L Strand: [L] Language

Conventions of Standard English

    • ELA-08.L.01 Demonstrate command of English grammar when writing or speaking
    • ELA-08.L.02 Demonstrate capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing

Knowledge of Language

    • ELA-08.L.03 Use language conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

    • ELA-08.L.04 Determine meanings of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases
    • ELA-08.L.05 Understand figurative language, word relationships, and nuances
    • ELA-08.L.06 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases

 

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