Common Core State Standards: 9th Grade English/Language Arts

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1. Reading

1.1. Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

1.1.1. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words

1.1.2. Delineate and evaluate the argument as specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence Able to write a coherent compare and contrast piece on a text and a performance of it Able to critique informational texts and explain what information is needed/missing Able to take background knowledge of outside subjects and incorporate that into current topic

1.1.3. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches authors take

2. Writing

2.1. Research to Build and Present Knowledge

2.1.1. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation

2.1.2. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assesses the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism Able to generate own research topic Knowledge of how to properly cite sources Using books, videos, recordings, and various other means of research and incorporating findings into some type of report

2.1.3. Draw evidence from literary and/or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research

3. Speaking and Listening

3.1. Comprehension and Collaboration

3.1.1. Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

3.1.2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Group research/presentation Having fluid and respectful discussions where one person does not "take over" the group Individual students can argue their own point(s)

3.1.3. Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric

4. Language

4.1. Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

4.1.1. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate

4.1.2. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings Can analyze the tone of a sentence to determine meaning of unknown word/phrase Not only using a dictionary, but using the proper definition given if multiple meanings are applicable Using new vocabulary in speeches/writing

4.1.3. Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college- and career- readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression