Writing Anchor Standard 9 Level E

Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (Apply this standard to texts of appropriate complexity as outlined by Standard 10.)

Leveled Standard E
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

  • Apply Reading standards from this level to literature (e.g., “Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone”).

Apply Reading standards from this level to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Integrate quantitative or technical analysis with qualitative analysis in print or digital text”). (W/WHST.11-12.9)

GED® Assessment Targets (RLA)
See Reading standards 1-10 and related GED® RLA assessment targets.
R.3.5 Analyze the roles that details play in complex literary texts.
W.2 Produce an extended analytic response in which the writer introduces the idea(s) or claim(s) clearly; creates an organization that logically sequences information; develops the idea(s) or claim(s) thoroughly with well-chosen examples, facts, or details from the text; and maintains a coherent focus.
W.3 Write clearly and demonstrate sufficient command of standard English conventions.

ELA Activities for Level E
Confederate Flag Controversy Discussion
After reading an article on a controversy at a Virginia high school regarding the Confederate flag and viewing primary sources related to the flag’s role in history, learners discuss the flag’s symbolism and how the high school should have responded to the incident. Read More Confederate Flag Controversy Discussion
Classroom Debate
Students select a debate topic, organize pro/con teams, conduct research, plan arguments, and carry out a classroom debate. Read More Classroom Debate
Confessions of Nat Turner
Students work in teams to integrate and evaluate information from slavery-era primary documents. Read More Confessions of Nat Turner
Before It’s Too Late
Students will read and summarize an 8-page chapter from a book on the subject of raising children to be responsible. Read More Before It’s Too Late
Analyzing Rhetoric in a Video
Have students work in groups to analyze the rhetorical elements of a persuasive speech. As a group, discuss how the parts work together to influence an audience. Read More Analyzing Rhetoric in a Video
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