9-10.RL.2 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 evidence-based summary of the text's theme or central idea.
9-10.RL.3 Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding the development of complex characters over the course of a text, the interaction with other characters and/or the social, cultural, historical context, and the advancement of the plot or the development of the theme.
9-10.RL.5 Analyze the impact of author's choices concerning how to structure and develop a text, such as how to order events within it to advance the plot or theme, manipulate time, and situate within a social, cultural, and/or historical context.
9-10.RL.6 Analyze a perspective, point of view, or cultural experience in works that draw on a wide range of world literature across time and location, including consideration of which perspectives are represented and which are absent.
9-10.RL.9 Analyze how an author alludes to the themes or topics from another source.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
9-10.RL.10 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.