Power Standards

Power Standards

  1. Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.


  1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


  1. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.


  1. Identify an author's argument in a text and distinguish claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.


  1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.


  1. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).


  1. Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.



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