Common Core State Standards
English III V02 - Semester One
Grades 11-12 – Common Core State Standards for Language
Language Standards (L)
Knowledge of Language Test Questions
L11-12.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
  • Interpret figures of speech (e.g., hyperbole, paradox) in context and analyze their role in the text.
  • Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Grades 11-12 – Common Core State Standards for Reading
Reading Standards For Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RI11-12.01 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. 17, 18, 34, 35
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RI11-12.03 Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text 37, 38, 39
RI11-12.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10). 13, 14, 15, 16
RI11-12.05 Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging. 9, 10, 11, 12
Reading Standards For Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RL11-12.01 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. 23, 24, 32, 33
RL11-12.02 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text. 31, 42
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RL11-12.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Include Shakespeare as well as other authors.) 30, 36
RL11-12.05 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact. 25, 40, 41
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas. Test Questions
RL11-12.09 Demonstrate knowledge of eighteenth-, nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century foundational works of American literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics. 19, 20, 21, 22, 43
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity. Test Questions
RL11-12.10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11–CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently. 26, 27, 28, 29

 

Overall: 43 points

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