Identify format, text structure, and main idea.
Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms.
Use literary terms in describing and analyzing selections.
Explain the relationships between and among elements of literature: characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.
Explain the relationship between author's style and literary effect.
Describe the use of images and sounds to elicit the reader's emotions.
Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
Identify a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
Synthesize information from sources and apply it in written and oral presentations.
Identify questions not answered by a selected text.
Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.
Read and follow instructions to complete an assigned project or task.
Identify the two basic parts of drama: staging and scripting.
Compare and contrast the elements of character, setting, and plot in one-act plays and full-length plays.
Describe how stage directions help the reader understand a play's setting, mood, characters, plot, and theme.
Identify text organization and structure.
Identify main and supporting ideas.
Make predictions, draw inferences, and connect prior knowledge to support reading comprehension.
Explain similarities and differences of techniques and literary forms represented in the literature of different cultures and eras.
Identify universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
Examine a literary selection from several critical perspectives.
Analyze and apply the information contained in warranties, contracts, job descriptions, technical descriptions, and other informational sources, including labels, warnings, manuals, directions, applications, and forms, to complete specific tasks.
Skim manuals or informational sources to locate information.
Compare and contrast product information contained in advertisements with that found in instruction manuals and warranties.
Compare and contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, and sound to convey a message.
Compare and contrast the ways in which poets use techniques to evoke emotion in the reader.
Interpret and paraphrase the meaning of selected poems.
Explain the use of asides, soliloquies, and monologues in the development of a single character.
Compare and contrast character development in a play to characterization in other literary forms.
Describe contributions of different cultures to the development of American literature.
Compare and contrast the development of American literature in its historical context.
Discuss American literature as it reflects traditional and contemporary themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres.
Describe how use of context and language structures conveys an author's intent and viewpoint in contemporary and historical essays, speeches, and critical reviews.
Use information from texts to clarify or refine understanding of academic concepts.
Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment.
Apply concepts and use vocabulary in informational and technical materials to complete a task.
Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.
Analyze information from a text to draw conclusions.
Analyze the poetic elements of contemporary and traditional poems.
Identify the poetic elements and techniques that are most appealing and that make poetry enjoyable.
Compare and contrast the works of contemporary and past American poets.
Describe the dramatic conventions or devices used by playwrights to present ideas.
Compare and evaluate adaptations and interpretations of script for stage, film, or television.
Explain the use of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.
Recognize major literary forms and their elements.
Recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras.
Relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues of their eras.
Identify formats common to new publications and information resources.
Recognize and apply specialized informational vocabulary.
Evaluate a product based on analysis of the accompanying warranty and instruction manual.
Evaluate the quality of informational and technical materials.
Explain how the choice of words in a poem creates tone and voice.
Explain how the sound of a poem (rhyme, rhythm, onomatopoeia, repetition, alliteration, assonance, and parallelism) supports the subject and mood.
Explain how imagery and figures of speech (personification, simile, metaphor) appeal to the reader's senses and experience.
Compare and contrast traditional and contemporary works of poets from many cultures.
Describe the conflict, plot, climax, and setting.
Compare and contrast ways in which character, scene, dialogue, and staging contribute to the theme and the dramatic effect.
Identify the most effective elements of selected plays.
Compare and contrast dramatic elements of plays from American, British, and other cultures.