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Common Core State Standards
English II (V10) - Semester 2
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.

L09-10.02A Use a semicolon (and perhaps a conjunctive adverb) to link two or more closely related independent clauses
L09-10.02B Use a colon to introduce a list or quotation

59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70
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. 26, 32, 37, 44
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. 22, 38, 48, 55
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. 25, 27, 29, 43
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). 24, 30, 31, 39, 41, 42, 46
RI09-10.06 Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose. 21, 23, 28, 33, 34, 35, 40, 45, 47, 56
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. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 18, 19
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. 1, 6, 14, 20
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, 13, 16
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). 12, 15, 17
Writing (W)
Text Types and Purposes Test Questions
W09-10.01 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. Essay
W.9-10.08 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 36, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 57, 58

Total Questions: 70 points
Essay: 30 points
Overall: 100 points

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