Academic Standard: Grade

9th & 10th Grade
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
Grade range: 
No grade range
Elements within this Grade
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by
Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the
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 in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and
Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington's Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address,
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literacy nonfiction in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed