The Common Core in Illinois

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Skills available for Illinois twelfth-grade language arts standards

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RI.11-12 Reading: Informational Text

RL.11-12 Reading: Literature

  • Key Ideas and Details

    • RL.11-12.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

    • RL.11-12.2 Determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • Craft and Structure

    • RL.11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).

W.11-12 Writing

L.11-12 Language