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Common Core State Standards for ELA


1. Text Types and Purposes in Writing 10%

        Write arguments to support claims

        Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey ideas

        Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences


2. Production and Distribution in Writing 9%

        Produce clear writing that is appropriate for the task

        Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing and rewriting

        Use technology to publish and collaborate with others


3. Research to Build and Present Knowledge in Writing 9%

        Conduct research projects based on focused questions

        Gather information from multiple sources

        Draw evidence from texts t support analysis and research


1. Key Ideas and Details in Reading 8%

        Read closely to determine meaning

        Determine central ideas or themes and summarize the key supporting details

        Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop over the course of a text


2. Craft and Structure in Reading 8%

        Interpret words and phrases including technical, connotative and figurative meanings

        Analyze the structure of texts including how specific portions of it relate to the whole

        Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text


3. Knowledge and Ideas in Reading 8%

        Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats (visually, quantitatively, text)

        Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text

        Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics


1. Conventions of Standard English 8%

        Demonstrate command of the conventions and usage when writing or speaking

        Use proper capitalization, punctuation and spelling when writing

2. Knowledge of Language 8%

Apply knowledge of language to understand how it functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or


3. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use 8%

Determine the meaning of unknown words and phrases

Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings

Acquire and accurately use a range of vocabulary sufficient for reading, writing, speaking and listening

Speaking and Listening

1. Comprehension and Collaboration 8%

Prepare for and participate in a range of conversations and collaborations

Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse formats (visually, quantitatively, orally)

        Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning and use of evidence


2. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas 8%

        Present information, findings, and supporting evidence that is appropriate to the task

        Make strategic use of digital media to enhance presentations

        Adapt speech to a variety of tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when                                     appropriate

Employability Skills 8%

I am on time for class with very few exceptions (tardy maybe once per month). In class, I work without being   prompted to do so. I understand that class time is for learning and demonstrate this understanding by optimizing every minute available to me to refine my skills and deepen my knowledge.

I understand that effort is one of the most important attributes of being employable. Therefore, I try my hardest almost all of the time. When something is difficult, I fight the temptation to give into frustration and I exhaust all resources to achieve mastery. I try multiple times even if I am not successful at first.

I turn in nearly all of my assignments on time

I seek out opportunities to enrich my learning on a daily basis. I seek learning in every assignment. I voluntarily contribute to class discussions and choose to fully engage myself in the learning process.