• GLE-RW-10

    10th Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students read and understand a variety of materials.
    Tenth grade students will:
    1.1 read and understand literary, expository, and technical text at the literal, interpretive,
    and evaluative levels;
    1.2 determine meanings of words, including those with multiple meanings, by using
    context clues (for example, synonyms, comparisons) and structural clues (for example,
    roots, suffixes, prefixes);
    1.3 identify main ideas, supporting details, sequence of events or procedures, facts and
    opinions in literary, expository, and technical texts;
    1.4 summarize literary, expository, and technical texts;
    1.5 compare and contrast texts with a variety of characters, plots, and themes;
    1.6 infer by making connections within and among texts.
    Standard 2:
    Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences
    Tenth grade students will:
    2.1 write in a variety of genres including expository, technical, persuasive, narrative,
    and descriptive for specific purposes (for example, to synthesize, analyze,
    evaluate, explain, persuade, inform, and entertain);
    2.2 plan, draft, revise, and edit for a final copy;
    2.3 use the format, voice, and style appropriate for audience and purpose;
    2.4 develop main ideas and content fully focused on a prompt with relevant, thorough,
    and effective support;
    2.5 organize writing using text structures (for example, cause and effect relationships,
    compare/contrast, and problem/solution);
    2.6 organize writing so that it has an engaging introduction, logical and effective
    development of ideas, and a satisfying conclusion;
    2.7 incorporate material from a variety of appropriate sources when needed;
    2.8 vary sentence structures and lengths to enhance flow, rhythm, meaning, and
    2.9 use vivid and precise words (for example, active verbs, concrete nouns), imagery,
    and figurative language as appropriate to audience and purpose.
    Standard 3:
    Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence
    structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
    Tenth grade students will:
    3.1 edit for correct grammatical conventions;
    3.2 use standard English in writing, including agreement of subject and verb,
    agreement of pronoun and its antecedent, parallel structure, and correct modifiers;
    3.3 write in complete sentences;
    3.4 punctuate correctly, including apostrophes, commas, semi-colons, colons, and
    3.5 capitalize, paragraph, and spell correctly.
    Standard 4:
    Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
    Tenth grade students will:
    4.1 use reading and writing to define a problem; evaluate options, and propose a
    4.2 identify author's viewpoint, purpose, and historical/cultural context from
    information presented in the text;
    4.3 evaluate the reliability, accuracy, and relevance of various texts (for example,
    literature, nonfiction, film, speeches);
    4.4 make predictions, draw conclusions and analyze text (for example, editorials,
    political cartoons, advertisements, essays);
    4.5 evaluate the quality of ideas in a text by applying criteria and supporting the
    Standard 5:
    Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources.
    Tenth grade students will:
    5.1 use organizational features of printed text such as prefaces, appendices, annotations,
    citations, and bibliographic references to locate relevant information;
    5.2 use organizational features of electronic text such as database keyword searches,
    Internet search engines and e-mail addresses to locate relevant information;
    5.3 evaluate information for specific needs, validity, credibility, and bias;
    5.4 paraphrase, summarize, organize, and synthesize information from a variety of sources;
    5.5 give credit for others' ideas, images, or information.
    Standard 6:
    Students read and recognize literature as a record of human experience.
    Tenth grade students will:
    6.1 read a given text and identify the theme;
    6.2 read and respond to classic and contemporary novels, poetry, plays, short stories,
    non-fiction, essays and speeches, from a variety of cultures and historical periods;
    6.3 apply knowledge of literary terminology, including point of view, theme, symbolism,
    style, mood, and author's perspective;
    6.4 develop a thesis statement about a particular text and provide support from the text.