Oklahoma 2016 Academic Standards for English Language Arts — Grade 10


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10.1.R.1

Students will actively listen and speak clearly using appropriate discussion rules with control of verbal and nonverbal cues.

10.1.R.2

Students will actively listen and evaluate, analyze, and synthesize a speakers messages (both verbal and nonverbal) and ask questions to clarify the speakers purpose and perspective.

10.1.R.3

Students will engage in collaborative discussions about appropriate topics and texts, expressing their own ideas clearly while building on the ideas of others in pairs, diverse groups, and whole class settings.

10.1.W.1

Students will give formal and informal presentations in a group or individually, providing textual and visual evidence to support a main idea.

10.1.W.2

Students will work effectively and respectfully within diverse groups, show willingness to make necessary compromises to accomplish a goal, share responsibility for collaborative work, and value individual contributions made by each group member.

10.2.R.1

Students will summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.

10.2.R.2

Students will analyze details in literary and nonfiction/informational texts to connect how genre supports the authors purpose.

10.2.W.1

Students will apply components of a recursive writing process for multiple purposes to create a focused, organized, and coherent piece of writing.

10.2.W.2

Students will plan (e.g., outline) and prewrite a first draft as necessary.

10.2.W.3

Students will develop drafts by choosing an organizational structure (e.g., description, compare/contrast, sequential, problem/solution, cause/effect, etc.) and building on ideas in multi-paragraph essays.

10.2.W.4

Students will edit and revise multiple drafts for organization, enhanced transitions and coherence, sentence variety, and consistency in tone and point of view to establish meaningful texts.

10.2.W.5

Students will use resources to find correct spellings of words (e.g., word wall, vocabulary notebook, print and electronic dictionaries, and spell-check).

10.3.R.1

Students will evaluate the extent to which historical, cultural, and/or global perspectives affect authors stylistic and organizational choices in grade-level literary and informational genres.

10.3.R.2

Students will evaluate points of view and perspectives in more than one grade-level literary and/or informational text and explain how multiple points of view contribute to the meaning of a work.

10.3.R.3

Students will analyze how authors use key literary elements to contribute to meaning and interpret how themes are connected across texts: character development theme conflict (i.e., internal and external) archetypes

10.3.R.4

Students will evaluate literary devices to support interpretations of texts, including comparisons across texts: figurative language imagery tone symbolism irony

10.3.R.5

Students will distinguish among different kinds of evidence (e.g., logical, empirical, anecdotal) used to support conclusions and arguments in texts.

10.3.R.6

Students will comparatively analyze the structures of texts (e.g., compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, claims/counterclaims/evidence) and content by inferring connections among multiple texts and providing textual evidence to support their inferences.

10.3.R.7

Students will make connections (e.g., thematic links, literary analysis) between and across multiple texts and provide textual evidence to support their inferences.

10.3.W.1

Students will write narratives embedded in other modes as appropriate.

10.3.W.2

Students will compose essays and reports to objectively introduce and develop topics, incorporating evidence (e.g., specific facts, examples, details, data) and maintaining an organized structure and a formal style.

10.3.W.3

Students will elaborate on ideas by using logical reasoning and illustrative examples to connect evidences to claim(s).

10.3.W.4

Students will introduce precise claims and distinguish them from counterclaims and provide sufficient evidences to develop balanced arguments, using credible sources.

10.3.W.5

Students will use words, phrases, and clauses to connect claims, counterclaims, evidence, and commentary to create a cohesive argument and include a conclusion that follows logically from the information presented and supports the argument.

10.3.W.6

Students will blend multiple modes of writing to produce effective argumentative essays.

10.4.R.1

Students will increase knowledge of academic, domain-appropriate, grade-level vocabulary to infer meaning of grade-level text.

10.4.R.2

Students will use word parts (e.g., affixes, Greek and Latin roots, stems) to define and determine the meaning of increasingly complex words.

10.4.R.3

Students will use context clues to determine or clarify the meaning of words or distinguish among multiple-meaning words.

10.4.R.4

Students will analyze the relationships among words with multiple meanings and recognize the connotation and denotation of words.

10.4.R.5

Students will use a dictionary, glossary, or a thesaurus (print and/or electronic) to determine or clarify the meanings, syllabication, pronunciation, synonyms, parts of speech, and etymology of words or phrases.

10.4.W.1

Students will use domain-appropriate vocabulary to communicate complex ideas in writing clearly.

10.4.W.2

Students will select appropriate language to create a specific effect according to purpose in writing.

10.5.R

Students will examine the function of parallel structures, various types of phrases, clauses, and active and passive voice to convey specific meanings and/or reflect specific rhetorical styles.

10.5.W.1

Students will write using correct mechanics.

10.5.W.2

Students will compose simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences and questions, to signal differing relationships among ideas.

10.5.W.3

Students will practice their use of Standard American English, grammar, mechanics, and usage through writing, presentations, and/or other modes of communication to convey specific meanings and interests.

10.6.R.1

Students will use their own viable research questions and well-developed thesis statements to find information about a specific topic.

10.6.R.2

Students will synthesize the most relevant information from a variety of primary and secondary sources (e.g., print and digital), following ethical and legal citation guidelines.

10.6.R.3

Students will evaluate the relevance, reliability, and validity of the information gathered.

10.6.W.1

Students will write research papers and/or texts independently over extended periods of time (e.g., time for research, reflection, and revision) and for shorter timeframes (e.g., a single sitting or a day or two).

10.6.W.2

Students will refine and formulate a viable research question, integrate findings from sources, and clearly use a well-developed thesis statement.

10.6.W.3

Students will integrate into their own writing quotes, paraphrases, and summaries of findings following an appropriate citation style (e.g., MLA, APA, etc.) and avoiding plagiarism.

10.6.W.4

Students will synthesize and present information in a report.

10.7.R.1

Students will analyze techniques used to achieve the intended rhetorical purposes in written, oral, visual, digital, non-verbal, and interactive texts to generate and answer interpretive and applied questions to create new understandings.

10.7.R.2

Students will analyze the impact of selected media and formats on meaning.

10.7.W.1

Students will critique the sources of multimodal content.

10.7.W.2

Students will create visual and/or multimedia presentations using a variety of media forms to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence for diverse audiences.

10.8.R

Students will select appropriate texts for specific purposes and read independently for extended periods of time.

10.8.W

Students will write independently over extended periods of time (e.g., time for research, reflection, and revision) and for shorter timeframes (e.g., a single sitting or a day or two), vary their modes of expression to suit audience and task, and draw and justify appropriate conclusions.