11th Grade ELA Targeted Standards [RI] Reading Information Strand Cluster: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
ELA-11.RI.09 Analyze seventeenth-, eighteenth-, and nineteenth-century foundational U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (including The Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address) for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
Student Learning Targets:
I can define the concepts of social, cultural, and historical context.
I can explain how a piece of literature is shaped by the period in which it was written.
I can independently read and connect background information to literature.
I can analyze foundational U.S. documents for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can explore the social, cultural, and historical influence on theme.
I can demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of American Literature.
I can develop a product that demonstrates an understanding of the connection between American literature and the context in which it was written.
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: