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College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards — English Language Arts & Literacy

Introduction

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Reading

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Key Ideas and Details
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
 
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
 
Craft and Structure
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how
 
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or
 
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.1
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency
 
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
 

Writing

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Text Types and Purposes
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
 
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection,
 
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
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.
 
Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
 
Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the
 
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
 
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two)
 

Speaking and Listening

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Comprehension and Collaboration
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
 
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
 
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and
Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
 
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
 

Language

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Conventions of Standard English
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
 
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
 
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
 
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and
 
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
 
Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and
 
 
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