11th Grade ELA Targeted Standards [RI] Reading Information Strand Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
ELA-11.RI.08 Delineate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, including the application of constitutional principles and use of legal reasoning (e.g., in U.S. Supreme Court majority opinions and dissents) and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy (e.g., The Federalist, presidential addresses).
Student Learning Targets:
I can list facts and details from informational texts.
I can define delineate.
I can define seminal.
I can explain legal reasoning.
I can define advocacy as the act of influencing decision makers and promoting changes to laws and other government policies to advance the mission of a particular organization or group of people.
I can describe and examine the thought processes found within influential U.S. texts.
I can determine how the constitution principles (checks and balances, limited government, separation of powers ...) were applied.
I can consider the use of legal reasoning within important documents (What is being debated? What legal rule governs this issue? How can this rule be applied to the facts? What is the outcome?).
I can explain the author's purpose and argument.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas (often taught in connection with speaking and writing)
RI 11-12.7 Analyze and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visuals, videos, tables, charts, and graphs), including written text.
RI 11-12.8 Delineate and evaluate a text’s argumentative reasoning and persuasive techniques, including emotional appeals and establishing credibility.
RI 11-12.9 Analyze how texts within and/or across time periods treat similar topics, addressing their themes, purposes, and rhetorical strategies.
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
when addressing a question or solving a problem,
evaluate multiple sources in different media or formats
choose details that offer the best support.
integrate reliable information within writing and speaking.
assess the logic or rationale in key foundational documents.
delineate and evaluate the reasoning and persuasive techniques within a text
analyze how texts within and/or across time periods treat similar topics; consider theme, purpose and rhetoric.
There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:
evaluates, chooses, and integrates reliable information within writing and speaking.
identifies logic or rationale in various documents.
identifies reasoning and persuasive techniques.
determines themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
recognizes or recalls specific terminology that relates to literature, such as: