FRESHMAN ENGLISH: BLOCK A
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Common Core State Standards Assessed in Freshman and Sophomore English Classes at Mount Desert Island High school
Ninth grade standards are also assessed in tenth grade; the work in tenth grade is done more independently and focuses on more challenging tests and complex evidence to meet standards.
The student will:
Reading Literature. 1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite speciﬁc textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Reading Literature. 2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
Writing. 1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
Writing. 5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
Writing. 9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Literacy. 1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Literacy. 2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
The sophomore curriculum also assesses two new standards.
The student will:
Speaking & Listening. 1. Initiate and participate effectively in discussions, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Literacy. 5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
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