Pennsylvania Core Standards for English Language Arts — Grade 11


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CC.1.2.11.A

Determine and analyze the relationship between two or more central ideas of a text, including the development and interaction of the central ideas; provide an objective summary of the text.

CC.1.2.11.B

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences and conclusions based on and related to an authors implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs.

CC.1.2.11.C

Analyze the interaction and development of a complex set of ideas, sequence of events, or specific individuals over the course of the text.

CC.1.2.11.D

Evaluate how an authors point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

CC.1.2.11.E

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument, including whether the structure makes points clear, convincing, and engaging

CC.1.2.11.F

Evaluate how words and phrases shape meaning and tone in texts

CC.1.2.11.G

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CC.1.2.11.H

Analyze seminal texts based upon reasoning, premises, purposes, and arguments.

CC.1.2.11.I

Analyze foundational U.S. and world documents of historical, political, and literary significance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

CC.1.2.11.J

Acquire and use accurately 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 considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.

CC.1.2.11.K

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

CC.1.2.11.L

Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently

CC.1.3.11.A

Determine and analyze the relationship between two or more themes or central ideas of a text, including the development and interaction of the themes; provide an objective summary of the text.

CC.1.3.11.B

Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences and conclusions based on and related to an authors implicit and explicit assumptions and beliefs.

CC.1.3.11.C

Analyze the impact of the authors choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama.

CC.1.3.11.D

Evaluate how an authors point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

CC.1.3.11.E

Evaluate the structure of texts including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the texts relate to each other and the whole.

CC.1.3.11.F

Evaluate how words and phrases shape meaning and tone in texts.

CC.1.3.11.G

Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.)

CC.1.3.11.H

Demonstrate knowledge of foundational works of literature that reflect a variety of genres in the respective major periods of literature, including how two or more texts from the same period treat similar themes or topics.

CC.1.3.11.I

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

CC.1.3.11.J

Acquire and use accurately 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 considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression

CC.1.3.11.K

Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently

CC.1.4.11.A

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately.

CC.1.4.11.B

Write with a sharp, distinct focus identifying topic, task, and audience.

CC.1.4.11.C

Develop and analyze the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audiences knowledge of the topic; include graphics and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

CC.1.4.11.D

Organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a whole; use appropriate and varied transitions and syntax to link the major sections of the text; provide a concluding statement or section that supports the information presented; include formatting when useful to aiding comprehension.

CC.1.4.11.E

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition.

CC.1.4.11.E.a

Use precise language, domain specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.

CC.1.4.11.E.b

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms of the discipline in which they are writing.

CC.1.4.11.F

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

CC.1.4.11.G

Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics

CC.1.4.11.H

Write with a sharp, distinct focus identifying topic, task, and audience

CC.1.4.11.H.a

Introduce the precise, knowledgeable claim.

CC.1.4.11.I

Distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims; develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a manner that anticipates the audiences knowledge level, concerns, values, and possible biases.

CC.1.4.11.J

Create organization that logically sequences claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence; use words, phrases, and clauses as well as varied syntax to link the major sections of the text to create cohesion and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims; provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

CC.1.4.11.K

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of composition

CC.1.4.11.K.a

Use precise language, domain specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.

CC.1.4.11.K.b

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms of the discipline in which they are writing.

CC.1.4.11.L

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

CC.1.4.11.M

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

CC.1.4.11.N

Engage and orient the reader by setting out a problem, situation, or observation and its significance, establishing one or multiple points of view, and introducing a narrator and/or characters.

CC.1.4.11.O

Use narrative techniques such as dialogue, description, reflection, multiple plotlines, and pacing to develop experiences, events, and/or characters; use precise words and phrases, telling details, and sensory language to convey a vivid picture of the experiences, events, settings, and/or characters.

CC.1.4.11.P

Create a smooth progression of experiences or events using a variety of techniques to sequence events so that they build on one another to create a coherent whole and build toward a particular tone and outcome; provide a conclusion that follows from and reflects on what is experienced, observed, or resolved over the course of the narrative

CC.1.4.11.Q

Write with an awareness of the stylistic aspects of writing

CC.1.4.11.Q.b

Use various types of phrases and clauses to convey specific meanings and add variety and interest.

CC.1.4.11.Q.c

Use precise language, domain specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic.

CC.1.4.11.R

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling

CC.1.4.11.S

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade-level reading standards for literature and literary nonfiction.

CC.1.4.11.T

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.

CC.1.4.11.U

Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments and information.

CC.1.4.11.V

Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CC.1.4.11.W

Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the strengths and limitations of each source in terms of the task, purpose, and audience; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and overreliance on any one source and following a standard format for citation.

CC.1.4.11.X

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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

CC.1.5.11.A

Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade-level topics, texts, and issues, building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively

CC.1.5.11.B

Evaluate how the speakers perspective, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric affect the credibility of an argument through the authors stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone.

CC.1.5.11.C

Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.

CC.1.5.11.D

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective; organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and task.

CC.1.5.11.E

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks.

CC.1.5.11.F

Make strategic use of digital media in presentations to add interest and enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence.

CC.1.5.11.G

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on Grades 1112 level and content.