9th Grade ELA Targeted Standards (L) Language Strand Cluster: Knowledge of Language
ELA-09.L.03 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
a. Maintain consistency in style and tone.
b. Vary syntax for effect.
c. Apply an understanding of syntax to the study of complex texts when reading.
d. Use verbs in the active and passive voice to achieve particular effects (e.g., emphasizing
the actor or the action).
Student Learning Targets:
I can identify the style and purpose in different types of writing.
I can evaluate language and its context when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can demonstrate a consistency in style for effective speaking and writing with a clear purpose.
I can write and edit work so it conforms to a specific style.
I can produce a written product or speech using proper language for a specific style or purpose.
Measurement of Progress
Knowledge of Language
L9-10.3 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 (a-d).
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
explain how language functions in different contexts.
analyze the context of various texts and determine how language choice (syntax) affects meaning, style, and comprehension.
maintain consistency in style and tone.
vary syntax for effect.
use active and passive voice for a specific 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 examples of how language functions in different contexts.
determine how language choice varies between or within texts.
recognize or recall key vocabulary that contributes to understanding language use: function, context, style, syntax, active voice, passive voice, tone.
With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.