Common Core State Standards
Sheltered English I - Semester Two
Grades 9-10 - Common Core State Standards for Language
Language Standards (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
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. 48, 49, 50, 51, 52
Grades 9-10 – Common Core State Standards for Reading
Reading Standards 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. 10, 13, 18, 19
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. 12, 14, 21
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). 15, 16, 17
RI09-10.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text in the grades 9-10 text complexity independently and proficiently with guidance and support as needed. 9, 11, 20
Reading Standards 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. 24, 27, 36, 40, 42
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. 29, 38, 46, 47
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, 26, 30, 31, 33, 35, 43
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). 25, 32, 34, 44, 45
RL09-10.10 By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently, with guidance and support as needed at the high end of the range. 22, 28, 37, 39, 41
Grades 9-10 – Common Core State Standards for Writing
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: 52 points
Essay: 30 points
Overall: 82 points

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