Key Ideas and Details:
Anchor Standard 1
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Anchor Standard 2
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Anchor Standard 3
Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
Craft and Structure:
Anchor Standard 4
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Anchor Standard 5
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Anchor Standard 6
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
Anchor Standard 7
Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
Anchor Standard 8
Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
Anchor Standard 9
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.