RW.9-10.2.1.a.ii Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
RW.9-10.2.1.a.iii Analyze how complex characters (for example: those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
RW.9-10.2.1.b.i Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (for example: how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).
RW.9-10.2.1.b.ii Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (for example: parallel plots), and manipulate time (for example: pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
RW.9-10.2.1.c Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
RW.9-10.2.1.c.i Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (for example: Auden's "Musée des Beaux Arts" and Breughel's Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).
RW.9-10.2.1.c.ii Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (for example: how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).
RW.9-10.2.1.c.iii Analyze the influence of literary and/or historical context on a text and evaluate the contribution to society made by works of literature that deal with similar topics and themes.
RW.9-10.2.1.d Use Range of Reading and Complexity of Text to:
RW.9-10.2.1.d.i By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
RW.9-10.2.1.d.ii By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
RW.9-10.2.2.a.ii Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.
RW.9-10.2.2.a.iii Analyze how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.
RW.9-10.2.2.b.i Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (for example: how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).
RW.9-10.2.2.c Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
RW.9-10.2.2.c.i Analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (for example: a person's life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account.
RW.9-10.2.2.c.ii Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, assessing whether the reasoning is valid and the evidence is relevant and sufficient; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning.
RW.9-10.2.2.c.iii By the end of grade 10, analyze seminal U.S. and world documents of historical and literary significance (for example: the Magna Carta, Machiavelli's The Prince, Washington's Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"), including how they influence and address related themes and concepts over the course of time.
RW.9-10.2.3.a.iii Consult general and specialized reference materials (for example: dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning, its part of speech, or its etymology.
RW.9-10.2.3.c Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.