11-12.RI.1 Accurately cite strong, relevant, and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferentially, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
11-12.RI.2 Determine two or more 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 provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text to support analysis.
11-12.RI.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.
11-12.RI.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, verbally, quantitatively) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
11-12.RI.8 Delineate (break down) and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. and global texts, including the application of founding principles and use of legal reasoning and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy.