K-12 Grade Levels

Grade 10

10th Grade ELA Strand Clusters

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ELA-10.C (C) Communication

  • ELA-10.C.01    Construct and deliver formal and informal presentations, incorporating multimedia components when appropriate for the audience and purpose.
  • ELA-10.C.02    Implement proper verbal and nonverbal communication for tasks and situations.
  • ELA-10.C.05    Prepare for discussions by reading and researching ideas to be discussed.
  • ELA-10.C.06    Engage in respectful discussions or debates.
  • ELA-10.C.07    Collaborate on a specific task or purpose in a productive climate by following norms, processes, and roles.

ELA-10.R (R) Reading

  • ELA-10.R.02    Comprehend a variety of texts with multiple levels of complexity while developing inferences and providing relevant textual evidence and reasoning.
  • ELA-10.R.03a    Summarize and/or paraphrase nonfiction texts objectively, including relevant information.
  • ELA-10.R.03b    Summarize and/or paraphrase literary texts objectively, including relevant information.
  • ELA-10.R.04    Determine the main idea(s), claim(s), or theme(s) as they develop over the course of the text and support them with textual evidence.
  • ELA-10.R.05    Determine the meaning and purpose of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including academic vocabulary, figurative, ambiguous, and connotative meanings.
  • ELA-10.R.06    Analyze how the author's choice in structure, form, and format supports the purpose, contributes to the meaning, or impacts the audience.
  • ELA-10.R.07    Analyze the impact of specific style, syntax, and word choices on meaning, mood, and tone, including figurative and ambiguous language.
  • ELA-10.R.08    Analyze the development and interaction of literary elements and determine how they impact meaning, using strong textual evidence to support the analysis.
  • ELA-10.R.09    Analyze the development and interaction of informational and argumentative elements over the course of a nonfiction text and how they impact purpose using textual evidence to support the analysis.

ELA-10.Wr (Wr) Writing

  • ELA-10.Wr.01    Write clearly and coherently with appropriate content, format, and style to accomplish a specific purpose for a target audience.
  • ELA-10.Wr.02    Create a logical organizational structure with: relevant introduction, and transitional words or phrases to connect the major sections, paragraphs, and sentences, and an appropriate conclusion.
  • ELA-10.Wr.03    Write to inform an audience and to explain complex information by creating a clear thesis and providing supporting claims, details, and evidence from a variety of relevant and reliable sources.
  • ELA-10.Wr.04    Write to persuade an audience
  • ELA-10.Wr.05    Write to convey real experiences, imaginary events, and poetic expressions by using creative writing techniques, such as narrative, dialogue, sensory details, figurative language, and symbolism, to engage an audience.
  • ELA-10.Wr.06    Develop and strengthen writing through the writing process to produce a quality product for a specific purpose and audience.
  • ELA-10.Wr.07    Integrate vocabulary and figurative language to create a particular style and/or voice which supports the purpose of writing.
  • ELA-10.wL.01    Apply language knowledge for a specific task, purpose, intention, and audience, resolving issues of usage as needed.

ELA-10.IR (IR) Inquiry and Research

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  • ELA-10.IR.01    Develop pertinent research questions and narrow or broaden the inquiry.
  • ELA-10.IR.02    Gather and interpret relevant information from primary and secondary sources for a variety of purposes.
  • ELA-10.IR.03    Organize relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • ELA-10.IR.04    Evaluate the credibility of a source based on bias, perspective, and purpose.
  • ELA-10.IR.05    Integrate information from sources using a standardized format.