Academic standards list

Grades 9-10 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Language

TSS.ELA.9-10.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; use effective parallel structure and various types
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; when reading and writing, explain the
Knowledge of Language
Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on 9th -10th grade-level text by choosing flexibly from a range
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings in grades 9-10 reading and content; interpret figures
 
Acquire and accurately use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.9-10.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; cite the strongest, most compelling textual evidence to support conclusions.
Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development; provide an objective or critical summary.
Analyze how complex characters, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text to impact meaning.
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of
Analyze how an author's choices concerning text structure, plot structure, and/or time manipulation create effects such as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Analyze how point of view and/or author purpose shapes the content and style of diverse texts.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Evaluate the topic, subject, and/or theme in two diverse formats or media.
 
Analyze a variety of related literary texts and evaluate how an author draws on, alludes to, or transforms source material to provide a deeper and more
 
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
(For 9th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literature throughout the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release of
(For 10th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literature at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.9-10.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; cite the strongest, most compelling textual evidence to support conclusions.
Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development; provide an objective or critical summary.
Analyze how an author presents and develops key ideas and events to impact meaning.
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative
Analyze 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 and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Evaluate the topic or subject in two diverse formats or media.
Evaluate how reasoning and evidence affects the argument and specific claims in a text.
Analyze a variety of thematically related texts of historical and literary significance for the way they address related topics, facts, and concepts.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
(For 9th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction throughout the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release
(For 10th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.9-10.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Initiate and participate effectively with varied partners in a range of collaborative discussions on appropriate 9th- 10th grade topics, texts, and
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media formats; evaluate the credibility and accuracy of each source.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric; identify any fallacious reasoning and/or exaggerated or distorted
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence clearly, concisely, and logically, so that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

Writing

TSS.ELA.9-10.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning supported by relevant and sufficient evidence.
     There are 6 components within this standard.
Write informative/explanatory texts to analyze and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection
     There are 7 components within this standard.
Write narrative fiction or literary nonfiction to convey experiences and/or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured
     There are 7 components within this standard.
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products, taking advantage of technology's
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct and write short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem by
Use multiple search terms to generate a variety of print and digital sources; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of
Support and defend interpretations, analyses, reflections, or research with evidence found in literature or informational texts, applying grade band
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.
 
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