Academic Standard: Grade

9th & 10th Grade
Initiative: 
Common Core State Standards
Framework: 
English Language Arts & Literacy
Type: 
Grade
Code: 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10
Grade range: 
9 to 10
 
Elements within this Grade
 
Standard
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 theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is
Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative
Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g.,
Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide
Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment
(RL.9-10.8 not applicable to literature)
Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the
By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band