Standard 2: Reading Informational Text

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Number: ELA.11.R.2
Title: Reading Informational Text
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 11
Strand: Reading

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Access Points

Explain the use of structure(s) and features in texts.
Explain the central idea(s) of speeches and essays from the Classical Period.
Explain the author’s choices in establishing and achieving purpose(s) in speeches and essays from the Classical Period.
Compare the development of multiple arguments on the same topic, evaluating the effectiveness and validity of the claims, and the author’s reasoning.
Compare the authors’ reasoning and the ways in which the authors use the same information to achieve different arguments.

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