9th Grade ELA Targeted Standards (RI) Reading Information Strand Cluster: Craft and Structure
ELA-09.RI.06 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Student Learning Targets:
I can determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text.
I can define the term rhetoric in the broad sense.
I can define ethos, logos, and pathos.
I can analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text as well as what is inferred (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
I can analyze how an author uses rhetorical devices to persuade or advance his/her point of view.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can identify rhetorical devices such as alliteration, assonance, allusion, metaphor, etc.
Rubric - Resources
Measurement of Progress
Craft and Structure
RI9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a texts, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., analyzing how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper; identifying bias…).
RI9-10.5 Analyze the structure of a specific paragraph in a text, including the role of particular sentences in developing and refining a key concept.
RI9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose and possible biases in a text, and analyze how the author’s choices advance or detract from the effectiveness of the text.
In addition to expectations of proficiency, student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.
The student can
insightfully analyze meaning and impact of words (figurative, connotative, and technical) and phrases and the effects of an author’s choices in structuring a text
recognize subtext and how it contributes to meaning, tone, and purpose
compare craft and structure between texts to examine strategy behind author’s purpose and point of view.
The student can
determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
relates the author’s word choice and language to the overall effect on meaning and tone.
analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text.
determine an author’s point of view or purpose and possible biases in a text.
analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance point of view or purpose.
There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes; however the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.
The student can
identify when an author uses purposeful language and can recognize elements of a text, but is unable to explain how craft and structure contributes to meaning and tone.
identify the author’s point of view and purpose.
With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.