Academic standards list

Grades 11-12 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

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Language

TSS.ELA.11-12.L
 
Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking; consider complex and contested matters of usage
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; when reading and writing, use
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 11th -12th grade-level text by choosing flexibly from a
     There are 4 components within this standard.
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings in grades 11-12 reading and content; interpret
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.11-12.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; support an interpretation of a text by citing and synthesizing relevant textual evidence from
Determine multiple themes or central ideas of a text or texts and analyze their development; provide a critical summary.
Analyze how an author's choices regarding the development and interaction of characters, events, and ideas over the course of a text 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 impact of specific
Analyze how an author's choices concerning the structure of specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure, meaning, and aesthetic impact.
Analyze how point of view and/or author purpose requires distinguishing what is directly stated in texts and what is implied.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Evaluate the topic, subject, and/or theme in multiple diverse formats and media, including how the version interprets the source text.
Demonstrate knowledge of and analyze thematically-related, significant literary texts, considering how two or more texts treat similar themes or topics.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
(For 11th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literature throughout the grades 11-12 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual release of
(For 12th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literature at the high end of the grades 11-12 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.11-12.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Analyze what a text says explicitly and draw inferences; support an interpretation of a text by citing and synthesizing relevant textual evidence from
Determine multiple central ideas of a text or texts and analyze their development; provide a critical summary.
Analyze how an author's choices regarding the ordering of ideas and events, the introduction and development of ideas, and connections among ideas
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author
Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her own exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes
Determine an author's point of view and/or purpose in a text, analyzing how style and content contribute to its effectiveness.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Evaluate the topic or subject in multiple diverse formats and media.
Evaluate how an author incorporates evidence and reasoning to support the argument and specific claims in a text.
Analyze and evaluate a variety of thematically-related texts of historical and literary significance for their topics, facts, purposes, and rhetorical
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
(For 11th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction throughout the grades 11-12 text complexity band proficiently, with a gradual
(For 12th Grade) Read and comprehend a variety of literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-12 text complexity band independently and

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.11-12.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Initiate and participate effectively with varied partners in a range of collaborative discussions on appropriate 11th - 12th grade topics, texts, and
Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse media formats in order to make informed decisions and solve problems; evaluate the
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric; assess the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective so that listeners can follow the line of reasoning;
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.11-12.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, synthesize, and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the
     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 8 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, utilizing ongoing feedback, including new
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 advanced searches effectively, assessing the credibility and effectiveness of sources in answering a research question; integrate relevant and
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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