ELA Common Core – What We Know So Far…. English Language Arts. Reading – Literature Reading – Informational Text Writing Speaking and Listening. Major Shifts from SCS. Text Complexity – lots of Informational Text and more complex Literature Students must analyze, infer, and give evidence
-Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from text.
-Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
-Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
-Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
-Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
-Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
-Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
-Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
-Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
-Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story
Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details
Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges
Describe characters in a story (e.g. their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text
(e.g. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions)
Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in text (e.g. how characters interact)
Reading for Literature 32 – 37 %
Reading for Information 41 – 45 %
Language 20 – 24 %
Reading for Literature 30 – 34 %
Reading for Information 45 – 49 %
Language 19 – 21 %
Reading for Literature 36 – 40 %
Reading for Information 29 – 33 %
Language 29 – 31 %