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  • Literacy propels independent thinking, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and new literacies.
  • Standards-based and disciplinary literacy instruction accelerate student gains. 
  • Literacy is a fundamental part of instruction in all disciplines.
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Standard Grade Area Description
11-12.RN.2.2

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Analyze the development of similar central ideas across two or more texts and determine how specific details shape
and refine the central idea.

11-12.RN.2.3

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific, ideas, events, individuals develop
throughout the text.

11-12.RN.3.2

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the structure an author uses in an argument including whether the structure
makes points that are clear and convincing.

11-12.RN.3.3

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Determine an author’s perspective or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective (e.g.appeals to
both friendly and hostile audiences, anticipates and addresses reader concerns and counterclaims) and analyzing
how style and content contribute to the power and persuasiveness of the text.

11-12.RN.4.1

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Delineate and evaluate the arguments and specific claims in seminal U.S. and world texts, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.

11-12.RN.4.2

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

Synthesize and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different mediums in order to address a
question or solve a problem.

11-12.RN.4.3

11, 12

Reading Nonfiction

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

11-12.RV.2.1

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Use context to determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases.

11-12.RV.2.3

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Analyze nuances in the meaning of words with similar denotations.

11-12.RV.2.4

11, 12

Reading Vocabulary

Identify and correctly use patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or parts of speech (e.g., conceive, conception, conceivable).

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