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11th Grade ELA Learning Targets

English Lang Arts, 11

(Language) ALT 1 - Words and Syntax

I can select and apply effective words and syntax.

AST 1.1 - Word Choice  :  I can choose words that are thoughtful and precise to establish an appropriate and/or engaging voice.

AST 1.2 - Fluid Writing  :  I can vary sentence structure for effect to enhance my writing. My writing is fluid, not mechanical.

(Language) ALT 2 - Conventions

I can use correct conventions (spelling, punctuation, and grammar) in my writing.

AST 2.1 - Spelling  :  I can correctly use spelling conventions/rules correctly in my writing. Errors do not impede readability.

AST 2.2 - Punctuation  :  In addition to 9th and 10th grade punctuation conventions (end punctuation, commas, apostrophes, quotation marks, dialogue, colons, and semi-colons), I have consistent control over: dashes and hyphen, parentheses, and ellipses. Errors do not impede readability.

AST 2.3 - Grammar Conventions  :  In addition to 9th and 10th grade grammar conventions (subject-verb agreement, independent and dependent clauses, complete sentences - avoiding run-ons and fragments, basic phrases, pronoun antecedent agreement, and verb tenses), I have consistent control over: parallel structure, complex phrases, and active versus passive voice. Errors do not impede readability.

(Reading) ALT 1 - Comprehension

I can demonstrate comprehension of key ideas and details of grade-level literary and informational texts.

AST 1.1 - Inferences  :  I can make inferences using relevant textual evidence (details, examples, information).

AST 1.2 - ID Central Ideas  :  I can summarize the key details and identify the central idea or theme.

(Reading) ALT 2 - Craft and Structure

I can analyze and evaluate an author’s craft and structure.

AST 2.1 - Author's Words and Phrases  :  I can identify and interpret the author’s word choice and literary devices and analyze how they shape the meaning of a text

AST 2.2 - Structure and Meaning  :  I can analyze how the structure of a text influences its meaning.

AST 2.3 - Narrator's POV  :  I can determine how a narrator’s point of view is influenced by culture and time period (literary).

AST 2.4 - Author's POV   :  I can determine the author’s point of view or purpose and identify the argumentative strategies used (informational).

(Reading) ALT 3 - Evaluating Works

I can evaluate how two or more works address similar themes or topics.

AST 3.1 - Analyze Theme  :  I can analyze the theme in two or more diverse forms, media, or genres and determine which details are emphasized in each account.

AST 3.2 - Validity of Reasoning  :  I can analyze the validity of reasoning and sufficiency of evidence and identify faulty reasoning (informational).

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 1 - Collaborative Discussions

I can initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.

AST 1.1 - Preparation  :  I can come prepared in order to participate effectively.

AST 1.2 - Working with Peers  :  I can work with peers to set clear goals and guidelines, establishing individual roles as needed.

AST 1.3 - Promote Discussion  :  I can promote discussion by posing and responding to questions that verify or challenge ideas and conclusions.

AST 1.4 - Responding Thoughtfully  :  I can respond thoughtfully to diverse perspectives.

(Speaking-Listening) ALT 2 - Presenting Orally

I can present information effectively, using natural and appropriate body language, eye contact, volume, rate of speech, and inflection.

AST 2.1 - Presenting Content Clearly  :  I can present meaningful and appropriate content clearly, concisely, and logically.

AST 2.2 - Body Language-Eye Contact  :  I can use natural, effective body language and appropriate eye contact.

AST 2.3 - Presenting Info Diverse Formats  :  I can present information using diverse formats, including digital media.

AST 2.4 - Command of Formal English  :  I can demonstrate my command of formal English and adapt my speech to a variety of contexts.

11 Lang Arts Speak Listen AST.2.5  :  I can present information using diverse formats.

(Writing) ALT 1 - Argumentative Writing

I can write an argumentative piece using evidence.

AST 1.1 - Introduction  :  I can independently formulate, support, and communicate a clear statement/claim in my introduction.

AST 1.2 - Claims and Arguments  :  I can organize reasons and apply evidence in support of my claim and develop thorough arguments that run counter to my own, attempting to acknowledge strengths and limitations.

AST 1.3 - Transitions  :  I can consistently use appropriate transitions that connect ideas and evidence.

AST 1.4 - Conclusion  :  I can develop a conclusion that connects back to the claim and attempts to offer thought-provoking insight.

(Writing) ALT 2 - Informative - Explanatory Writing

I can write an informative/explanatory piece using evidence.

AST 2.1 - Thesis Statement  :  I can independently present a clear thesis statement in my introduction.

AST 2.2 - Organization and Topic Development  :  I can organize my ideas and develop the topic thoroughly with relevant, purposeful, and sufficient concrete details.

AST 2.3 - Transitions  :  I can consistently use appropriate transitions that connect ideas and evidence.

AST 2.4 - Conclusion  :  I can develop a conclusion that connects back to the topic and attempts to offer thought-provoking insight.

(Writing) ALT 3 - Narrative Writing

I can write narrative pieces.

AST 3.1 - Engagement  :  I can creatively engage my audience with my beginning.

AST 3.2 - Narrative Techniques  :  I can use a variety of narrative techniques to develop the plot and/or characters.

AST 3.3 - Sequencing Techniques  :  I can use a variety of effective sequencing techniques to develop plot.

AST 3.4 - Conclusion  :  I can develop a relevant and insightful conclusion/resolution.

(Writing) ALT 4 - Writing Process

I can use the writing process to improve my writing.

AST 4.1 - Pre-Writing Strategies  :  I can consistently use prewriting strategies to plan my writing according to audience and purpose.

AST 4.2 - Revisions and Feedback  :  I can consistently and purposefully make revisions for changes to content independently and in response to feedback.

AST 4.3 - Proofreading  :  I can consistently and purposefully proofread and edit for spelling, punctuation, and grammar independently and in response to feedback.

AST 4.4 - Polished Piece of Writing  :  I can consistently produce a polished piece of writing that is properly formatted.