Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grades 11 and 12.

Review: Cite strong textual evidence. Determine where text is uncertain. Analyze author’s choices in setting, plot and characters. Analyze condensed language in poetry. Determine how word choice, multiple meanings shape effects and tone. Analyze text structure. Analyze author’s use of satire, irony and understatement and various layers of meaning. Compare and contrast multiple interpretations. Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material. Read literature independently, proficiently and fluently.

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/.

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