Montana State Standards for Language Arts: Grade 11
MT.1. Reading: Students construct meaning as they comprehend, interpret, and respond to what they read.
1.1. Students will make predictions and describe inferences and connections within material and between new material and previous information/experiences.
1.2. Students will integrate new important print/nonprint information with their existing knowledge to draw conclusions and make application.
1.3. Students will provide oral, written, and/or artistic responses to ideas and feelings generated by the reading material, providing examples of the way these influence one's life and role in society.
1.4. Students will demonstrate understanding of main ideas and formulate arguments using supporting evidence.
1.5. Students will accurately paraphrase reading material, reflecting tone and point of view.
MT.2. Reading: Students apply a range of skills and strategies to read.
2.1. Students will decode unknown words combining the elements of phonics, grammatical structures, analysis of word parts, word connotation, and denotation and context to understand reading material.
2.2. Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate literary elements (e.g., plot, character, theme, setting, point of view, conflict).
2.3. Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate the use of literary devices (e.g., figurative language, exaggeration, irony, humor, dialogue, satire, symbolism).
2.4. Students will use features and organization of fiction and nonfiction materials to comprehend increasingly complex material (e.g., paragraphs, chapters, titles, indexes, tables of contents, graphs, charts, visuals, and methods of organization).
2.5. Students will adjust fluency, rate, and style of reading to content and purpose of the material.
2.6. Students will develop vocabulary through the use of context clues, analysis of word parts, auditory clues, and reference sources, and expand and refine vocabulary related to specific academic areas, culture, and technology.
2.7. Students will use a variety of reading strategies to comprehend complex material, including self-correcting, re-reading, using context, and adjusting rate.
2.8. Students will ask questions, check predictions, summarize, and reflect on information to monitor progress while taking responsibility for directing ones own reading.
MT.3. Reading: Students set goals, monitor, and evaluate their progress in reading.
3.1. Students will articulate and evaluate strategies to solve reading problems, self-monitor progress, and direct ones own reading.
3.2. Students will analyze reading successes and attainment of reading goals.
3.3. Students will select authors, subjects, and print and nonprint material, expressing reasons for recommendations, and information and insights gained.
MT.4. Reading: Students select, read, and respond to print and nonprint material for a variety of purposes.
4.1. Students will integrate purposes for reading into daily life (e.g., personal satisfaction, lifelong reading habits, reading as a leisure activity, sharing, and reflecting upon the reading).
4.2. Students will read to evaluate appropriate resource material for a specific task.
4.3. Students will locate, read, analyze, and interpret material to investigate a question, topic, or issue (e.g., reference material, pamphlets, book excerpts, articles, letters, and electronic information).
4.4. Students will read, analyze, and synthesize information to perform complex tasks for a variety of purposes (e.g., schedules, maps, instructions, consumer reports, and technical manuals).
4.5. Students will read and analyze works of various authors (e.g., diverse cultures, perspectives and issues, recurring themes).
4.6. Students will read, evaluate, and create material and documents related to social and civic responsibilities (e.g., letters to the editor, posters).
4.7. Students will locate, read, analyze, and evaluate information from a variety of sources (e.g., manuals, instructions, flowcharts, television, Internet).
MT.5. Reading: Students gather, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information from a variety of sources, and communicate their findings in ways appropriate for their purposes and audiences.
5.1. Students will compare and contrast information and broad themes within and among a variety of information sources.
5.2. Students will logically synthesize information from a complex range of print and nonprint sources.
5.3. Students will apply basic principles of formal logic to print and nonprint material.
5.4. Students will analyze use of evidence, logic, language devices, and bias as strategies to influence readers.
1.6. Students will demonstrate oral, written, and/or artistic responses to ideas and feelings generated in literary works.
3.4. Students will monitor understanding by identifying and using strategies (e.g., asking probing questions, paraphrasing, interpreting, evaluating oral and visual clues).
3.5. Students will recognize and analyze points of view, purposes, emotional appeals, and logical fallacies in verbal and nonverbal messages.
3.6. Students will compare and contrast ones experiences, information, and insights with the message in a variety of communication situations.
3.7. Students will analyze and evaluate aesthetic listening experiences by examining speakers' style, interpreting characters in a dialogue, and studying the projection of emotion.
3.8. Students will identify, anticipate, and manage barriers to listening.
MT.6. Writing: Students use the inquiry process, problem-solving strategies, and resources to synthesize and communicate information.
6.1. Students will pose questions or identify problems.
6.2. Students will find, evaluate, and use a variety of technologies and information sources.
6.3. Students will identify and investigate alternative explanations or solutions, and use criteria to draw and defend conclusions based on their analysis and evaluation of the information.
6.4. Students will share information in appropriate ways for intended audiences.