Virginia State Standards for Language Arts: Grade 11

11.1. The student will make informative and persuasive presentations.

11.1.a) Gather and organize evidence to support a position.

11.1.b) Present evidence clearly and convincingly.

11.1.c) Support and defend ideas in public forums.

11.1.d) Use grammatically correct language, including vocabulary appropriate to the topic, audience, and purpose.

11.2. The student will analyze and evaluate informative and persuasive presentations.

11.2.a) Critique the accuracy, relevance, and organization of evidence.

11.2.b) Critique the clarity and effectiveness of delivery.

11.3. The student will read and analyze relationships among American literature, history, and culture.

11.3.a) Describe contributions of different cultures to the development of American literature.

11.3.b) Compare and contrast the development of American literature in its historical context.

11.3.c) Discuss American literature as it reflects traditional and contemporary themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres.

11.3.d) Describe how use of context and language structures conveys an author's intent and viewpoint in contemporary and historical essays, speeches, and critical reviews.

11.4. The student will read and analyze a variety of informational materials.

11.4.a) Use information from texts to clarify or refine understanding of academic concepts.

11.4.b) Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment.

11.4.c) Apply concepts and use vocabulary in informational and technical materials to complete a task.

11.4.d) Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts.

11.4.e) Analyze information from a text to draw conclusions.

11.5. The student will read and critique a variety of poetry.

11.5.a) Analyze the poetic elements of contemporary and traditional poems.

11.5.b) Identify the poetic elements and techniques that are most appealing and that make poetry enjoyable.

11.5.c) Compare and contrast the works of contemporary and past American poets.

11.6. The student will read and critique a variety of dramatic selections.

11.6.a) Describe the dramatic conventions or devices used by playwrights to present ideas.

11.6.b) Compare and evaluate adaptations and interpretations of a script for stage, film, or television.

11.6.c) Explain the use of verbal, situational, and dramatic irony.

11.7. The student will write in a variety of forms, with an emphasis on persuasion.

11.7.a) Generate, gather, plan, and organize ideas for writing.

11.7.b) Develop a focus for writing.

11.7.c) Evaluate and cite applicable information.

11.7.d) Organize ideas in a logical manner.

11.7.e) Elaborate ideas clearly and accurately.

11.7.f) Adapt content, vocabulary, voice, and tone to audience, purpose, and situation.

11.7.g) Revise writing for accuracy and depth of information.

11.7.h) Proofread final copy and prepare document for intended audience and purpose.

11.8. The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing.

11.8.a) Use a style manual, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA), for producing research projects.

11.8.b) Use verbals and verbal phrases to achieve sentence conciseness and variety.

11.8.c) Adjust sentence and paragraph structures for a variety of purposes and audiences.

11.9. The student will write, revise, and edit personal, professional, and informational correspondence to a standard acceptable in the workplace and higher education.

11.9.a) Apply a variety of planning strategies to generate and organize ideas.

11.9.b) Organize information to support purpose and form of writing.

11.9.c) Present information in a logical manner.

11.9.d) Revise writing for clarity.

11.9.e) Use technology to access information, organize ideas, and develop writing.

11.10. The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of sources to produce a research product.

11.10.a) Narrow a topic.

11.10.b) Develop a plan for research.

11.10.c) Collect information to support a thesis.

11.10.d) Evaluate quality and accuracy of information.

11.10.e) Synthesize information in a logical sequence.

11.10.f) Document sources of information, using a style sheet, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).

11.10.g) Edit writing for clarity of content and effect.

11.10.h) Edit copy for grammatically correct use of language, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

11.10.i) Proofread final copy and prepare document for publication or submission.

11.10.j) Use technology to access information, organize ideas, and develop writing.

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