Grade 10 Version: CPS05-06


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading and Literature


 
ELA10RL1 Reading Comprehension/Fiction
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Ten reading list.The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the structures and elements of fiction and provides evidence from the text to support understanding: the student
Element: ELA10RL1.b
Identifies and analyzes patterns of imagery or symbolism.
16 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.c
Relates identified elements in fiction to theme or underlying meaning.
30 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.a
Locates and analyzes such elements in fiction as language and style, character development, point of view, irony, and structures (e.g., chronological, in medias res, flashback, frame narrative).
58 Resources
 

 
Reading Comprehension/Nonfiction/Informational Text
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Ten reading list.The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the purpose, structure, and elements of nonfiction and/or informational materials and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student
Element: ELA10RL1.a
Analyzes and explains the structures and elements of nonfiction works such as newspaper articles and editorials, magazine articles, journal articles, and/or other informational texts.
58 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.b
Analyzes the logic and use of evidence in an author's argument.
16 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.c
Analyzes, evaluates, and applies knowledge of the ways authors use language, style, syntax, and rhetorical strategies for specific purposes in nonfiction works.
30 Resources
 

 
Reading Comprehension/Poetry
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Ten reading list.The student identifies and analyzes elements of poetry and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELA10RL1.a
Identifies responds to, and analyzes the effects of diction, syntax, sound, form, figurative language, and structure of poems as these elements relate to meaning. i. sound: alliteration, end rhyme, internal rhyme, consonance, assonance ii. form: lyric poem, narrative poem, fixed form poems (e.g., ballad, sonnet) iii. figurative langugage: personification, imagery, metaphor, simile, synecdoche, hyperbole, symbolism
58 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.b
Analzyes and evaluates the appropriateness of diction and imagery (controlling images, figurative language, understatement, irony, paradox).
16 Resources
 

 
Reading Comprehension/Drama
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Ten reading list.The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, and elements of dramatic literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELA10RL1.a
Identifies and analyzes types of dramatic literature (e.g., classical tragedy, history play, modern drama).
58 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.b
Analyzes the characters, structures, and themes of dramatic literature.
16 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.c
Identifies and analyzes dramatic elements (e.g., unity of time, place, and action; tragic hero; deus ex machina; recognition; reversal; chorus; aside; dramatic irony).
30 Resources
Element: ELA10RL1.d
Identifies and analyzes how dramatic elements support and enhance the interpretation of dramatic literature.
86 Resources
 

 
ELA10RL2 Knowledge of Theme
The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of theme in literary works and provides evidence from the works to support understanding. The student
Element: ELA10RL2.a
Applies knowledge of the concept that the theme or meaning of a selection represents a universal view or comment on life or society and provides support from the text for the identified theme.
46 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.b
Evaluates the way an author's choice of words advances the theme or purpose of the work.
10 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.c
Applies knowledge of the concept that a text can contain more than one theme.
30 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.d
Analyzes and compares texts that express a universal theme, and locates support in the text for the identified theme.
49 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.e
Compares and contrasts the presentation of a theme or topic across genres and explains how the selection of genre affects the delivery of universal ideas about life and society. i. Archetypal Characters (e.g., hero, good mother, sage, trickster,etc.) ii. Archetypal Patterns (e.g., journey of initiation, search for the father, etc.) iii. Archetypal Symbols (e.g., colors, water, light/dark, etc.) iv. Univeral Connections (e.g., making choices, winning/losing, relationships, self and other, etc.)
80 Resources
 

 
ELA10RL3 Contemporary Context or Historical Background
The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods. The student
Element: ELA10RL3.a
Relates a literary work to non-litary documents and/or other texts from its literary period.
Element: ELA10RL3.b
Relates a literary work to non-litary documents and/or other texts relevant to its historical setting.
Element: ELA10RL3.c
Analyzes the influence of mythical, classical, and canonical literature on contemporary literature and film.
 

 
ELA10RL4 Writing Genres
The student employs a variety of writing genres to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of significant ideas in selected literary works. The student composes essays, narratives, poems, or technical documents. The student
Element: ELA10RL4.a
Demonstrates awareness of an author's use of stylistic devices for specific effects.
19 Resources
Element: ELA10RL4.b
Explains important ideas and viewpoints introduced in a text through accurate and detailed references or allusions to the text and other relevant works.
9028 Resources
Element: ELA10RL4.c
Identifies and assesses the impact of ambiguities, nuances, and complexities within the text.
9027 Resources
Element: ELA10RL4.d
Includes a formal works cited bibliography when applicable.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA10RL5 Vocabulary
The student understands and acquires a new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing. The student
Element: ELA10RL5.a
Identifies and correctly uses idioms, cognates, words with literal and figurative meanings, and patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or functions.
11 Resources
Element: ELA10RL5.b
Uses knowledge of mythology, the Bible, and other works often alluded to in literature to understand the meaning of new words.
2 Resources
Element: ELA10RL5.c
Uses general dictionaries, specialized dictionaries, thesauruses, or related references as need to increase learning.
1 Resources
 

Strand: Reading Across the Curriculum


 
ELA10RC1 Grade Level Appropriate Books
The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas.
 

 
ELA10RC2 Curricular Learning
The student participates in discussions related to curricular learning in all subject areas. The student
Element: ELA10RC2.a
Identifies messages and themes from books in all subject areas.
30 Resources
Element: ELA10RC2.b
Responds to a variety of texts in multiple modes of discourse.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10RC2.c
Relates messages and themes from one subject area to those in another area.
30 Resources
Element: ELA10RC2.d
Evaluates the merits of texts in every subject discipline.
5 Resources
Element: ELA10RC2.e
Examines the author's purpose in writing.
540 Resources
Element: ELA10RC2.f
Recognizes the features of disciplinary texts.
 

 
ELA10RC3 Vocabulary
The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly. The student
Element: ELA10RC3.a
Demonstrates an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects.
Element: ELA10RC3.b
Uses content vocabulary in writing and speaking.
Element: ELA10RC3.c
Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
 

 
ELA10RC4 Context for Information
The student establishes a context for information acquired by reading across subject areas. The student
Element: ELA10RC4.a
Explores life experiences related to subject area content.
9026 Resources
Element: ELA10RC4.b
Discusses in both writing and speaking how certain words and concepts relate to multiple subjects.
Element: ELA10RC4.c
Determines strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unfamiliar words or concepts.
2 Resources
 

Strand: Writing


 
ELA10W1 Organizational Structure
The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals closure. The student
Element: ELA10W1.a
Establishes a clear, distinctive, and coherent thesis or perspective and maintains a consistent tone and focus throughout.
Element: ELA10W1.b
Selects a focus, structure, and point of view relevant to the purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
5 Resources
Element: ELA10W1.c
Constructs arguable topic sentences, when applicable, to guide unified paragraphs.
Element: ELA10W1.d
Uses precise language, action verbs, sensory details, appropriate modifiers, and active rather than passive voice.
4 Resources
Element: ELA10W1.e
Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
16 Resources
Element: ELA10W1.f
Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, and posing and answering a question).
1 Resources
Element: ELA10W1.g
Supports statements and claims with anecdotes, descriptions, facts and statistics, and specific examples.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA10W2 Genres/Narrative Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student produces narrative writing that applies polished narrative strategies acquired in previous grades to other genres of writing such as reflective compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary analysis, by raising the level of critical thinking skills and rhetorical techniques.
 

 
Genres/Expository
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student produces expository (informational) writing to convey information and ideas from primary and secondary sources accurately and coherently; the student:
Element: ELA10RL2.a
Engages the interest of the reader.
46 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.b
Formulates a coherent thesis or controlling idea.
10 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.c
Coherently develops the controlling idea and/or supports the thesis by incorporating evidence from primary and secondary sources.
30 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.d
Follows and organizational pattern appropriate to the type of composition.
49 Resources
Element: ELA10RL2.e
Attains closure (e.g., by including a detailed summary of the main points, restating the thesis, generalizing the thesis or controlling idea for additional purposes, or employing a significant quotation that brings the argument in the composition together).
80 Resources
 

 
Genres/Persuasive
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student produces persuasive writing that structures ideas and arguments in a sustained and logical fashion; the student :
Element: ELA10W2.a
Engages the reader by establishing a context and developing reader interest.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10W2.b
Develops a controlling idea or formulates an arguable thesis that makes a clear and knowledgeable judgment.
Element: ELA10W2.c
Uses specific rhetorical devices to support assertions (e.g., appeal to emotion or ethical belief, personal anecdote, case study, analogy, and/or logical reasoning).
32 Resources
Element: ELA10W2.d
Clarifies and defends positions with precise and relevant evidence (e.g., facts, expert opinions, quotations, or expressions of commonly accepted beliefts).
11 Resources
Element: ELA10W2.e
Excludes information and arguments that are irrelevant.
Element: ELA10W2.f
Organizes points of argument effectively to achieve desired outcome.
11 Resources
Element: ELA10W2.g
Addresses readers' concerns, counterclaims, biases, and expectations.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10W2.h
Achieves closure by summarizing main points of argument, appealing to reason, ethics, or emotion, or encouraging action.
 

 
Genres/Technical Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. The student produces technical writing that clearly, logically, and purposefully applies technical writing strategies acquired in previous grades to other genres of writing and in a variety of writing situations such as expository compositions, historical investigative reports, and literary analyses, by raising the level of critical thinking skills and rhetorical techniques.
 

 
ELA10W3 Research and Technology
The student uses research and technology to support writing. The student
Element: ELA10W3.a
Formulates clear research questions and utilizes appropriate research venues (e.g., library, electronic media, personal interview, survey) to locate and incoporate evidence from primary and secondary sources.
32 Resources
Element: ELA10W3.b
Uses supporting evidence from multiple sources to develop the main ideas within the body of a researched essay, a composition, or a technical document.
3 Resources
Element: ELA10W3.c
Synthesizes information from multiple sources and identifies complexities and discrepancies in the information and the different perspectives found in each medium (e.g., almanacs, microfiche, news sources, in-depth field studies, speeches, journals, technical documents).
3 Resources
Element: ELA10W3.d
Integrates quotations and citations into a written text while maintaining the flow of ideas.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10W3.e
Uses appropriate conventions for documentation in the text, notes, and bibliographies by adhering to an appropriate style manual such as Modern Language Association Handbook, The Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, American Psychological Association,etc.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10W3.f
Designs and publishes documents, using aids such as advanced publishing software and graphic programs.
 

 
T.ELA10W6.19
The student assesses the validity of information on a website.
 

 
T.ELA10W6.20
The student uses search strategies and navigational skills to locate and retrieve information on approved CCSD online resources.
 

 
T.ELA10W6.21
The student selects and uses a variety of technology tools to locate, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and/or apply information to accomplish a content specific task.
 

 
ELA10W4 Timed and Process Writing
The student practices both timed and process writing and, when applicable, uses the writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing. The student
Element: ELA10W4.a
Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Element: ELA10W4.b
Revises writing to improve the logic and coherence of the organization and controllng perspective.
Element: ELA10W4.c
Revises writing for specific audiences, purposes, and formality of the contexts.
Element: ELA10W4.d
Revises writing to sharpen the precision of word choice and achieve desired tone.
Element: ELA10W4.e
Edits writing to improve word choice, grammar, punctuation, etc.
 

 
T.ELA10W7.7
The student uses brainstorming/webbing software in planning, organizing, and prewriting.
 

 
T.ELA10W7.12
The student creates, modifies and edits documents using desktop publishing and word processing tools to integrate. (Examples include newsletters, flyers, calendars, cards, etc.)
 

Strand: Conventions


 
ELA10C1 Usage/Grammar
The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats. The student
Element: ELA10C1.a
Demonstrates an understanding of proper English usage and conrol of grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, diction, and syntax.
12 Resources
Element: ELA10C1.b
Correctly uses clauses (e.g., main and subordinate), phrases (e.g., gerund, infinitive, and participal), and mechanics of punctuation (e.g., end marks, commas, semicolons, quotation marks, colons, ellipses, hyphens).
4 Resources
Element: ELA10C1.c
Demonstrates an understanding of sentence construction (e.g., subordination, proper placement of modifiers, parallel structure) and proper English usage (e.g., consistency of verb tenses, agreement).
10 Resources
 

 
ELA10C2 Manuscript Form
The student demonstrates understanding of manuscript form, realizing that different forms of writing require different formats. The student
Element: ELA10C2.a
Produces writing that conforms to appropriate manuscript requirements.
4 Resources
Element: ELA10C2.b
Produces legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct use of the conventions of punctuation and capitalization.
5 Resources
Element: ELA10C2.c
Reflects appropriate format requirements, including pagination, spacing, and margins, and integration of source material with appropriate citations (e.g., in-text citations, use of direct quotations, paraphrase, and summary, and weaving of source and support materials with writer's own words, etc).
1 Resources
Element: ELA10C2.d
Includes formal works cited or bibliography when applicable.
1 Resources
 

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing


 
ELA10LSV1 Verbal Interactions
The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions. The student
Element: ELA10LSV1.a
Initiates new topics in addition to responding to adult-initiated topics.
2 Resources
Element: ELA10LSV1.b
Asks relevant questions.
Element: ELA10LSV1.c
Responds to questions with appropriate information.
Element: ELA10LSV1.d
Actively solicits another person's comments or opinion.
Element: ELA10LSV1.e
Offers own opinion forcefully without domineering.
Element: ELA10LSV1.f
Contributes voluntarily and responds directly when solicited by teacher or discussion leader.
Element: ELA10LSV1.g
Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.
Element: ELA10LSV1.h
Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a response when asked to do so; asks classmates for similar expansions.
Element: ELA10LSV1.i
Employs group decision-making techniques such as brainstorming or a problem-solving sequence (e.g., recognizes problems, defines problem, identifies possible solutions, selects optimal solution, implements solution, evaluates solution).
Element: ELA10LSV1.j
Divides labor so as to achieve the overall group goal efficiently.
 

 
ELA10LSV2 Written and Oral Communication/Visual/Oral Texts/Media
The student formulates reasoned judgments about written and oral communication in various media genres. The student delivers focused, coherent, and polished presentations that convey a clear and distinct perspective, demonstrate solid reasoning, and combine traditional rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description. When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions, and electronic media), the student:
Element: ELA10LSV2.a
Analyzes historically significant speeches to find the rhetorical devices and features that make them memorable.
Element: ELA10LSV2.b
Evaluates the clarity, quality, effectiveness, and general coherence of a speaker's important points, arguments, evidence, organization of ideas, delivery, diction, and syntax.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10LSV2.c
Analyzes the types of arguments used by the speaker, including argument by causation, analogy, authority, emotion, and logic.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10LSV2.e
Analyzes the four basic types of persuasive speech (e.g., propositions of fact, value, problem, or policy) and understands the similarities and differences in their patterns of organization and the use of persuasive language, reasoning, and proof.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10LSV2.d
Identifies logical fallacies used in oral addresses (e.g., attack ad hominem, false causality, red herring, overgeneralization, bandwagon effect).
 

 
Written and Oral Communication/Presentations
The student formulates reasoned judgments about written and oral communication in various media genres. The student delivers focused, coherent, and polished presentations that convey a clear and distinct perspective, demonstrate solid reasoning, and combine traditional rhetorical strategies of narration, exposition, persuasion, and description. When delivering and responding to presentations, the student :
Element: ELA10LSV2.a
Deliver narrative, expository, or persuasive presentations that incorporate the same elements found in that mode or genre of writing.
Element: ELA10LSV2.b
Delivers oral responses to literature that incorporate the same elements found in written literary analysis.
1 Resources
Element: ELA10LSV2.c
Uses props, visual aids, graphs, or electronic media to enhance the appeal and accuracy of presentations.
1 Resources
 

 
T.ELA10LSV3.15
The student creates and enhances presentations and documents using appropriate elements and principles of design. (Examples might include repetition of a limited number of colors, fonts, or patterns, continuity of placement of elements, inclusion of images and sounds, etc.)
 

 
T.ELA10LSV3.18
The student uses technology tools to convey information and ideas, communicate, and collaborate at all levels from interpersonal to global.
 

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