English 2 Semester One
District Assessment Connection for Common Core Standards
English II V07 – Semester One
Grades 9-10 – Common Core State Standards for Language
Reading Standards for Literature (RL)
|Key Ideas and Details
|RL09-10.01. Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
||8, 10, 12, 14, 35, 38
|RL09-10.02. Determine a theme or central ideas 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.
||1, 6, 7, 15, 31, 32
|RL09-10.03. Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
||2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 11
|Craft and Structure
|| Test Questions
|RL09-10.04. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).||16, 19, 25, 26, 33, 34|
|RL09-10.05. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise
||13, 17, 18, 20, 36, 37
|Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
|| Test Questions
|RL09-10.07. Analyze the representation of a subject or key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musee des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).
||27, 28, 29, 30
Language Standards (L)
|Conventions of Standard English||Test Questions|
|L09-10.01. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar
and usage when writing or speaking.
|59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 67, 72|
| L09-10.02. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
||65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 71|
|Vocabulary Acquisition and Use||Test Questions|
| L09-10.04. Determine or clarify the menaing of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
||39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46|
| L09-10.05. Demonostrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
||21, 22, 23, 24, 47, 48, 49, 50|
| L09-10.06. Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.
||51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58|
|Writing Standards (W)|
|Text Types and Purposes||Test Questions|
|W09-10.01. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topcs or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.||Essay|
|W09-10.02. Write information/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.||Essay|
|Production and Distribution of Writing||Test Questions|
|W09-10.04. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in the Text Types and Purposes standards above.)||Essay|
|Research to Build and Present Knowledge||Test Questions|
|W09-10.09. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.||Essay|
|Range of Writing||Test Questions|
|W09-10.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.||Essay