Academic Standard: Grade

11th & 12th 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 two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact
Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of
Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the
Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g.,
Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating
(RL.11-12.8 not applicable to literature)
Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or
By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band