Standard 3: Reading Across Genres

General Information
Number: ELA.11.R.3
Title: Reading Across Genres
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 11
Strand: Reading

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Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

ELA.11.R.3.AP.1a
Identify the author’s use of allegory.
ELA.11.R.3.AP.1b
Summarize the author’s use of figurative language.
ELA.11.R.3.AP.2
Summarize information from grade-level texts, at the student’s ability level using the student’s mode of communication.
ELA.11.R.3.AP.3a
Identify how contemporaneous authors address related topics within the context of the time period.
ELA.11.R.3.AP.3b
Analyze the author’s reasoning within the context of the time period.
ELA.11.R.3.AP.4
Describe an author’s use of rhetoric in a text.

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