Common Core State Standards For Language Grades 9-10
English I (V11) - Semester Two
Language Standard (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. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Knowledge of Language Test Questions
L09-10.03 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. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68
Common Core State Standards for Reading Grades 9-10
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. 42, 43, 44, 45
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. 34, 35, 40, 41
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). 36, 37, 38, 39
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. 30, 48, 51, 72
RL09-10.02 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. 47, 55, 74, 75
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. 23, 29, 33, 46, 49, 50, 73
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). 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 31, 52, 53, 70, 71
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. 27, 32, 54, 69
RL.09-10.06 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. 17, 18, 20, 28
Common Core State Standards for Writing Grades 9-10
Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes Test Questions
W09-10.02 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
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 standards 1-3 above.) Essay
W09-10.05 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
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

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

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