Nebraska English Learning Standards — Grade 11


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LA 10.1.1a

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.1b

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.1c

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.1d

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.1e

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.1f

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.1g

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.2a

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.2b

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.2c

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.2d

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.2e

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.2f

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.3a

Know and apply phonetic and structural analysis (e.g., Greek and Latin roots and affixes, multisyllabic words) when reading, writing, and spelling gradelevel text

LA 10.1.3b

Mastered in Grade 4 and blended with other skills at this grade band

LA 10.1.3c

Mastered in Grade 3 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 10.1.4a

Adjust reading strategies to persevere through text of increasing length and/or complexity.

LA 10.1.4b

Mastered in Grade 5 and blended with other skills at this grade level.

LA 10.1.5a

Apply word analysis strategies to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words across content areas to aid in comprehension and improve writing.

LA 10.1.5b

Skills blended with 10.1.5.a at this level.

LA 10.1.5c

Acquire new academic and content-specific grade-level vocabulary, relate to prior knowledge, and apply in new situations.

LA 10.1.5d

Use semantic relationships (e.g., figurative language, connotations, technical and multiple-meaning words) to analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, aid in comprehension, and improve writing.

LA 10.1.5e

Verify meaning and pronunciation of words or phrases using print and/or digital reference materials when appropriate.

LA 10.1.6.a

Evaluate the meaning, reliability, and validity of text considering authors purpose, perspective, and contextual influences.

LA 10.1.6.b

Analyze and evaluate the relationships between elements of literary text (e.g., characterization, setting, plot development, internal and external conflict, inferred and recurring themes, point of view, tone, mood).

LA 10.1.6.c

Analyze the function and critique the effects of the authors use of literary devices (e.g., simile, metaphor, personification, idiom, oxymoron, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, analogy, dialect, tone, mood).

LA 10.1.6.d

Summarize, analyze, and synthesize the themes and main ideas between a literary and informational work (print, digital, and/or other media).

LA 10.1.6.e

Skills blended with 10.1.6.d at this level

LA 10.1.6.f

Interpret and evaluate information from print and digital text features to support comprehension.

LA 10.1.6.g

Cite specific textual evidence to analyze and evaluate the effects of historical, cultural, biographical, and political influences of literary and informational text written by culturally diverse authors, to develop a regional, national, and international multicultural

LA 10.1.6.h

Skills blended with 10.1.6.g at this level.

LA 10.1.6.i

Construct and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions, analyzing and synthesizing evidence from the text and additional sources to support answers.

LA 10.1.6.j

Apply knowledge of organizational patterns to comprehend informational text (e.g., sequence, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion, proposition/support, concept definition, question/answer).

LA 10.1.6.k

Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., answer a question, solve problems, enjoy, form an opinion, understand a specific viewpoint, predict outcomes, discover models for own writing, accomplish a task), citing evidence to support analysis, reflection, or research.

LA 10.1.6.l

Build background knowledge and activate prior knowledge to clarify text, deepen understanding, and make connections while reading complex text.

LA 10.1.6.m

Self-monitor comprehension and independently apply appropriate strategies to understand complex text.

LA 10.1.6.n

Formulate and justify inferences with text evidence while previewing, reading, and analyzing literary and informational text in various formats.

LA 10.1.6.o

Demonstrate an understanding of complex text by using textual evidence to support analysis, reflection, and research via multiple mediums (e.g., writing, artistic representation, video, other media).

LA 10.1.6.p

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.

LA 10.2.1.a

Use multiple writing strategies recursively to investigate and generate ideas, organize information, guide writing, answer questions, and synthesize information.

LA 10.2.1.b

Generate a draft that conveys complex ideas and critical thinking through analysis, reflection, and use of effective organizational patterns that are appropriate to the purpose and intended audience.

LA 10.2.1.c

Gather and use relevant information and evidence from multiple authoritative print and/or digital sources including primary and secondary sources to support claims or theses

LA 10.2.1.d

Apply standard rules of grammar and paragraph formation, including parallel structure and subordination.

LA 10.2.1.e

Revise to improve and clarify writing through selfmonitoring strategies and feedback from others.

LA 10.2.1.f

Provide oral, written, and/or digital descriptive feedback to other writers.

LA 10.2.1.g

Adjust writing processes to persevere in short and longterm writing tasks of increasing length and complexity

LA 10.2.1.h

Proofread and edit writing recursively for format and conventions of standard English (e.g., spelling, capitalization, grammar, punctuation, syntax, semantics).

LA 10.2.1.i

Display academic honesty and integrity by avoiding plagiarism and/or overreliance on any one source and by following a standard format for citation.

LA 10.2.1.j

Publish a legible document using a variety of media, and apply various formatting techniques to enhance the readability and impact of the document (e.g., fonts, spacing, design, images, style conventions, citations, and manuscript requirements).

LA 10.2.2.a

Communicate information and ideas effectively in analytic, argumentative, descriptive, informative, narrative, poetic, persuasive, and reflective modes to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.

LA 10.2.2.b

Provide evidence from literary or informational text to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LA 10.2.2.c

Conduct and publish both short and sustained research projects to answer questions or solve problems using multiple primary and/or secondary sources to support theses.

LA 10.2.2.d

Use precise word choice and domain-specific vocabulary to write in a variety of modes.

LA 10.2.2.e

Analyze various mentor texts and/or exemplars in order to create a similar piece.

LA 10.3.1a

Communicate ideas and information in a clear and concise manner suited to the purpose, setting, and audience (formal voice or informal voice), using appropriate word choice, grammar, and sentence structure.

LA 10.3.1b

Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques (e.g., appropriate eye contact, pacing, nonverbal cues, word choice, intonation) for a variety of purposes and situations, including interpreting text.

LA 10.3.1c

Select and utilize appropriate visual and/or digital tools to enhance understanding for specific audiences.

LA 10.3.1d

Convey a perspective with clear reasoning and valid evidence.

LA 10.3.1e

Ask pertinent questions to acquire or confirm information.

LA 10.3.1f

Anticipate and address alternative or opposing perspectives when appropriate to the mode of speaking.

LA 10.3.2a

Select and utilize active and attentive listening skills (e.g., eye contact, nonverbal cues, questioning, summarizing) for multiple situations and modalities (e.g., small/large group, presentation, one-to-one, digital).

LA 10.3.2b

Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats, evaluate its motives (e.g., social, commercial, political), and determine its credibility.

LA 10.3.2c

Complete a task following complex multi-step directions.

LA 10.3.3a

Integrate professional etiquette and social protocols when communicating

LA 10.3.3b

Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the appropriate use of words (e.g., stereotypes, connotations, subtleties of language) in conversation.

LA 10.3.3c

Apply conversation strategies to recognize, consider, and evaluate new information presented by others in relationship to one's own ideas.

LA 10.3.3d

Listen, ask probing questions, and consider information to generate new ideas and challenge assumptions to a topic, text, or issue under study.

LA 10.3.3e

Collaboratively converse with peers and adults on grade-appropriate topics and texts, building on others' ideas to clearly and persuasively express one's own views while respecting diverse perspectives.

LA 12.1.1a

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.1b

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.1c

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.1d

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.1e

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band

LA 12.1.1f

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band

LA 12.1.1g

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.1h

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.2a

Mastered in Grade 1 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.2b

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.2c

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band

LA 12.1.2d

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.2e

Mastered in Kindergarten and blended with other skills at this grade band

LA 12.1.3a

Know and apply phonetic and structural analysis (e.g., Greek and Latin roots and affixes, multisyllabic words) when reading, writing, and spelling gradelevel text

LA 12.1.3b

Mastered in Grade 4 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.3c

Mastered in Grade 3 and blended with other skills at this grade band.

LA 12.1.4a

Adjust reading strategies to persevere through text of increasing length and/or complexity.

LA 12.1.4b

Mastered in Grade 5 and blended with other skills at this grade level.

LA 12.1.5a

Apply word analysis strategies to determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words across content areas to aid in comprehension and improve writing.

LA 12.1.5b

Skills blended with 12.1.5.a at this level.

LA 12.1.5c

Acquire new academic and content-specific grade-level vocabulary, relate to prior knowledge, and apply in new situations.

LA 12.1.5d

Use semantic relationships (e.g., figurative language, connotations, technical and multiple-meaning words, and key terms or phrases) to analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, aid in comprehension, and improve writing.

LA 12.1.5e

Verify meaning and pronunciation of words or phrases using print and/or digital reference materials when appropriate.

LA 12.1.6.a

Evaluate the meaning, reliability, and validity of text considering authors purpose, perspective, rhetorical style, and contextual influences

LA 12.1.6.b

Analyze and evaluate the relationships between elements of literary text (e.g., characterization, setting, plot development, internal and external conflict, inferred and recurring themes, point of view, tone, mood).

LA 12.1.6.c

Analyze the function and critique the effects of the authors use of literary devices (e.g., allusion, symbolism, metaphor, personification, epiphany, oxymoron, dialect, tone, mood).

LA 12.1.6.d

Summarize, analyze, and synthesize the themes and main ideas between multiple literary and informational works (print, digital, and/or other media).

LA 12.1.6.e

Skills blended with 12.1.6.d at this level.

LA 12.1.6.f

Interpret and evaluate information from print and digital text features to support comprehension.

LA 12.1.6.g

Cite specific textual evidence to analyze and evaluate the effects of historical, cultural, biographical, and political influences of literary and informational text written by culturally diverse authors, to develop a regional, national, and international multicultural

LA 12.1.6.h

Skills blended with 12.1.6.g at this level.

LA 12.1.6.i

Construct and/or answer literal, inferential, critical, and interpretive questions, analyzing and synthesizing evidence from the text and additional sources to support answers.

LA 12.1.6.j

Apply knowledge of organizational patterns to comprehend informational text (e.g., sequence, description, cause and effect, compare/contrast, fact/opinion, proposition/support, concept definition, question/answer).

LA 12.1.6.k

Select text for a particular purpose (e.g., answer a question, solve problems, enjoy, form an opinion, understand a specific viewpoint, predict outcomes, discover models for own writing, accomplish a task), citing evidence to support analysis, reflection, or research.

LA 12.1.6.l

Build background knowledge and activate prior knowledge to clarify text, deepen understanding, and make connections while reading complex text.

LA 12.1.6.m

Self-monitor comprehension and independently apply appropriate strategies to understand complex text

LA 12.1.6.n

Formulate and justify inferences with text evidence while previewing, reading, and analyzing literary and informational text in various formats.

LA 12.1.6.o

Demonstrate an understanding of complex text by using textual evidence to support analysis, reflection, and research via multiple mediums (e.g., writing, artistic representation, video, other media)

LA 12.1.6.p

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.

LA 12.2.1.a

Use multiple writing strategies recursively to investigate and generate ideas, organize information, guide writing, answer questions, and synthesize information.

LA 12.2.1.b

Generate a draft that interprets complex ideas, raises relevant questions, solves problems, or evaluates ideas through synthesis, analysis, reflection, and use of effective organizational patterns that are appropriate to the purpose and intended audience.

LA 12.2.1.c

Gather and use relevant information and evidence from multiple authoritative print and/or digital sources including primary and secondary sources to support claims or theses.

LA 12.2.1.d

Apply standard rules of grammar and paragraph formation, including parallel structure and subordination.

LA 12.2.1.e

Revise to improve and clarify writing through selfmonitoring strategies and feedback from others.

LA 12.2.1.f

Provide oral, written, and/or digital descriptive feedback to other writers.

LA 12.2.1.g

Adjust writing processes to persevere in short and longterm writing tasks of increasing length and complexity.

LA 12.2.1.h

Proofread and edit writing recursively for format and conventions of standard English (e.g., spelling, capitalization, grammar, punctuation, syntax, semantics).

LA 12.2.1.i

Display academic honesty and integrity by avoiding plagiarism and/or overreliance on any one source and by following a standard format for citation.

LA 12.2.1.j

Publish a legible document using a variety of media, and apply various formatting techniques to enhance the readability and impact of the document (e.g., fonts, spacing, design, images, style conventions, citations, and manuscript requirements).

LA 12.2.2.a

Communicate information and ideas effectively in analytic, argumentative, descriptive, informative, narrative, poetic, persuasive, and reflective modes to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats

LA 12.2.2.b

Provide evidence from literary or informational text to support analysis, reflection, and research.

LA 12.2.2.c

Conduct and publish both short and sustained research projects to answer questions or solve problems using multiple primary and/or secondary sources to support theses

LA 12.2.2.d

Use precise word choice and domain-specific vocabulary to write in a variety of modes.

LA 12.2.2.e

Analyze various mentor texts and/or exemplars in order to create a similar piece.

LA 12.3.1.a

Communicate ideas and information in a clear and concise manner suited to the purpose, setting, and audience (formal voice or informal voice), using appropriate word choice, grammar, and sentence structure

LA 12.3.1.b

Demonstrate and adjust speaking techniques (e.g., appropriate eye contact, pacing, nonverbal cues, word choice, intonation) for a variety of purposes and situations, including interpreting text.

LA 12.3.1.c

Make strategic use of appropriate visual and/or digital tools to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence for specific audiences.

LA 12.3.1.d

Convey a perspective with clear reasoning and valid evidence.

LA 12.3.1.e

Ask pertinent questions to acquire or confirm information.

LA 12.3.1.f

Anticipate and address alternative or opposing perspectives when appropriate to the mode of speaking.

LA 12.3.2.a

Select and utilize active and attentive listening skills (e.g., eye contact, nonverbal cues, questioning, summarizing) for multiple situations and modalities (e.g., small/large group, presentation, one-to-one, digital)

LA 12.3.2.b

Analyze the purpose of information presented in diverse media and formats, evaluate its motives (e.g., social, commercial, political), and determine its credibility.

LA 12.3.2.c

Complete a task following complex multi-step directions.

LA 12.3.3.a

Integrate professional etiquette and social protocols when communicating.

LA 12.3.3.b

Demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to the appropriate use of words (e.g., stereotypes, connotations, subtleties of language) in conversation.

LA 12.3.3.c

Apply conversation strategies to recognize, consider, and justify new information presented by others in relationship to one's own ideas.

LA 12.3.3.d

Listen, ask probing questions, and consider information to generate new ideas and challenge assumptions to a topic, text, or issue under study.

LA 12.3.3.e

Collaboratively converse with peers and adults on grade-appropriate topics and texts, building on others' ideas to clearly and persuasively express one's own views while respecting diverse perspectives.

LA 12.4.1.a

Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate, and synthesize information from print and digital resources to create new understandings and defend conclusions.

LA 12.4.1.b

Demonstrate ethical use of information and copyright guidelines by appropriately quoting or paraphrasing from a text and citing the source using available resources (e.g., online citation tools, publication guidelines).

LA 12.4.1.c

Use or decipher multiple formats of print and digital text (e.g., cursive, manuscript, font, graphics, symbols).

LA 12.4.2.a

Practice safe and ethical behaviors when communicating and interacting with others digitally (e.g., safe information to share, appropriate language use, utilize appropriate sites and materials, respect diverse perspectives).

LA 12.4.2.b

Use appropriate digital tools (e.g., social media, online collaborative tools, apps) to communicate with others for conveying information, gathering opinions, and solving problems.