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- R.9.3 The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
- R.9.3.a Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms to understand complex words.
- R.9.3.b Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
- R.9.3.c Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
- R.9.3.d Identify the meaning of common idioms.
- R.9.3.e Explain the meaning of literary and classical allusions and figurative language in text.
- R.9.3.f Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
- R.9.4 The student will read, comprehend, and analyze a variety of fictional texts including narratives, literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama.
- R.9.4.a Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms.
- R.9.4.b Explain the relationships between and among elements of literature: characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.
- R.9.4.c Interpret how themes are connected across texts.
- R.9.4.d Compare and contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, sound, imagery, and other literary devices to convey a message and elicit the reader’s emotion.
- R.9.4.e Analyze the cultural or social function of a literary text.
- R.9.4.f Explain the relationship between the author’s style and literary effect.
- R.9.4.g Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
- R.9.4.h Compare and contrast authors’ use of literary elements within a variety of genres.
- R.9.4.i Analyze how the author’s specific word choices and syntax impact the author’s purpose.
- R.9.4.j Make inferences and draw conclusions using references from the text(s) for support.
- R.9.4.k Compare/contrast details in literary and informational nonfiction texts.
- R.9.4.l Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.
- R.9.5 The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts.
- R.9.5.a Apply knowledge of text features and organizational patterns to understand, analyze, and gain meaning from texts.
- R.9.5.b Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support.
- R.9.5.c Analyze the author’s qualifications, viewpoint, and impact.
- R.9.5.d Recognize an author’s intended purpose for writing and identify the main idea.
- R.9.5.e Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
- R.9.5.f Identify characteristics of expository, technical, and persuasive texts.
- R.9.5.g Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
- R.9.5.h Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
- R.9.5.i Analyze, organize, and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, complete a task, or create a product.
- R.9.5.j Differentiate between fact and opinion and evaluate their impact.
- R.9.5.k Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
- R.9.5.l Use the reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.