Evaluate how an author uses words to create mental imagery, suggest mood, and set tone
2.1 Literary criticism of complex texts requires the use of analysis, interpretive, and evaluative strategies
2.1.a Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Engage in a wide range of nonfiction and real-life reading experiences to solve problems, judge the quality of ideas, or complete daily tasks
2.2 Interpreting and evaluating complex informational texts require the understanding of rhetoric, critical reading, and analysis skills
2.2.a Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness, or beauty of the text.
2.2.b Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem.
2.2.c Use reading and note-taking strategies (outlining, mapping systems, skimming, scanning, key word search) to organize information and make connections within and across informational texts