Common Core State Standards
English II V09 - Semester One
Grades 9-10 - Common Core State Standards for Language
Language Standard (L)
Conventions of Standard English Test Questions

L09-10.02 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.

58-72
Reading Standard for Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RI09-10.01 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 46, 52, 55
RI09-10.02 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. 47, 48, 49, 56, 57
RI09-10.03 Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them. 50, 54
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RI09-10.04 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). 42, 43, 44, 45, 51, 53
Reading Standard for Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
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. 1, 2, 14, 20, 22, 23, 40
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. 8, 16, 21, 24, 26, 29, 32, 35, 36, 37, 39, 41
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. 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, 17, 28, 30, 31, 33, 34
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). 5, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18, 19, 25, 27, 38

 

Multiple Choice: 72 points
Essay: 40 points
Overall: 112 points

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