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High School (ELA-JN) Journalism

(JR) Reading Strand

ELA-JN.JR.01 - Read and comprehend informational or literary works independently and proficiently. Evaluate author's choices (e.g. creates mystery, tension, or surprise; point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric; fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence).


Some Journalism Standard are larger groups of related Sub-Standards Outcomes. So this Journalism Standard Grade is a calculation of all the related Sub-Standards. So click on the Sub-Standard Outcomes below each Standard to access the learning targets and proficiency scales for each Journalism Standard related Outcomes.


  • JR.01.a - Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text.
  • JR.01.b - Determine theme or central idea; provide an objective summary.
  • JR.01.c - Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims.

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