Common Core State Standards
English I S1 (V10) - Semester One
Grade 9-10 - Common Core State Standards for Language
Language Standard (L)
Conventions of Standard English
Test Questions

L.9-10.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.9-10.1.B Use various types of phrases (noun, verb, adjectival, adverbial, participial, prepositional, absolute) and clauses (independent, dependent; noun, relative, adverbial) to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest to writing and presentations.

4, 5, 6, 9, 11, 24, 25, 26

L.9-10.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.9-10.2.A Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses.
L.9-10.2.B Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation.
L.9-10.2.C Spell correctly.

1, 2, 27, 28, 29

L.9-10.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

L.9-10.3.A Write and edit work so that it conforms to the guidelines in a style manual (e.g., MLA Handbook, Turabian's Manual for Writers) appropriate for the discipline and writing type.

12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

L.9-10.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

L.9-10.5.A Interpret figures of speech (e.g., euphemism, oxymoron) in context and analyze their role in the text.
L.9-10.5.B Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

3, 7, 8, 10, 49, 58, 72
Grade 9-10 - Common Core State Standards for Reading
Reading Standard for Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RI.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 34, 35, 36, 37
RI.9-10.2 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze 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. 30, 31, 32, 33, 68
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RI.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper). 66, 67, 69
Grade 9-10 - Common Core State Standards for Reading
Reading Standard for Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
Test Questions
RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 53, 62, 74
RL.9-10.2 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. 44, 48, 52, 56, 61, 75
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RL.9-10.4 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). 50, 57, 63, 64, 65, 71, 73
RL.9-10.5 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. 47, 51, 54, 55, 60, 70
RL.9-10.10 By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. 38, 39, 59
Grades 9-10 - Common Core State Standards for Writing
Writing (W)
Craft and Structure Test Questions
W.9-10.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Essay
W.9-10.04 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 standards 1–3 above.) Essay
W.9-10.05 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. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grades 9-10 here.) Essay
W.9-10.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Essay
W.9-10.10 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

 

Multiple Choice: 75 points
Essay: 30 points
Overall: 105 points

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