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Parents, these are the standards taught by Beyond Textbooks partner schools. This list is in alphanumeric order, and your school will likely teach them in a different order. For help deciphering the code in front of the standard, please click here.

Ninth Grade Reading Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 9.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as complex inferences drawn from the text.

  2. 9.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to analyze what the text says and complex inferences are being made.

  3. 9.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can determine how complex words and phrases affect the meaning and tone of a text.

  4. 9.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze how authors use specific structure and order of events to create mood, and how those choices affect the whole text

  5. 9.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can read a variety of world literature with points of view different than my own and understand a variety of cultural viewpoints and experiences.

  6. 9.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the effectiveness of the source material on a work of literature in order to show deeper understanding.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 9.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as complex inferences drawn from the text.

  2. 9.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate how an author develops his or her ideas or claims and refines them in high complexity texts (particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text).

  3. 9.R.RI.06: The Highly Proficient student can analyze an author’s point of view or purpose in a high complexity text and evaluates the effectiveness of an author’s use of rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose.

  4. 9.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can explain and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a high complexity text, citing specific language to assess whether the reasoning is valid, relevant, and sufficient; identifies the subtleties of fallacious reasoning.

  5. 9.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to analyze what the text says and complex inferences are being made.

  6. 9.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can read a variety of world literature with points of view different than their own and understand a variety of cultural viewpoints and experiences.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 9.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as complex inferences drawn from the text.

  2. 9.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and evaluate a central idea of a text and analyzes in detail its development over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provides a comprehensive, objective summary of the text.

  3. 9.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the effect of how the author unfolds an analysis or series of ideas or events, including the order in which the points are made, how they are introduced and developed, and the connections that are drawn between them.

  4. 9.R.RI.04: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; evaluates the cumulative rhetorical effect of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper).

  5. 9.R.RI.09: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the reasoning and rhetorical strategies employed in seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech) including how they address related themes and concepts.

  6. 9.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to analyze what the text says and complex inferences are being made.

  7. 9.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can read a variety of world literature with points of view different than my own and understand a variety of cultural viewpoints and experiences.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 9.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as complex inferences drawn from the text.

  2. 9.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to analyze what the text says and complex inferences are being made.

  3. 9.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and evaluate a theme or central idea of a text and analyzes in detail its development over the course of a text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provides a comprehensive, objective summary of the text.

  4. 9.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the effectiveness of the author's development of complex characters (multiple or conflicting motivations) including how they interact to advance the plot or shape the theme.

  5. 9.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can read a variety of world literature with points of view different than my own and understand a variety of cultural viewpoints and experiences.

  6. 9.R.RI.07: The Highly Proficient student can analyze various accounts of a subject told in different mediums (e.g., a person’s life story in both print and multimedia), determining which details are emphasized in each account. 


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 9.R.RL.07: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

  2. 9.R.RL.10: By the end of the year, proficiently and independently read and comprehend literature, including stories, drama, and poetry, in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grades 9.

  3. 9.R.RI.10: By the end of the year, proficiently and independently read and comprehend informational texts and nonfiction in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grade 9.


 

Tenth Grade Reading Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 10.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite thorough textual evidence to support what the text says and effectively draw inferences from the text. 

  2. 10.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate a theme of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text and writes an objective summary. 

  3. 10.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the effectiveness of the author’s development of complex characters. 

  4. 10.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the meaning of complex words and phrases - including its figurative and connotative meanings - and analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. 

  5. 10.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze an author’s structural choices. 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 10.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of explicit and inferential conclusions from the text.

  2. 10.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and evaluate a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text. The Highly Proficient student can write a comprehensive, objective summary of a text. 

  3. 10.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate how an author develops his or her ideas or claims and refines them in high complexity texts. 

  4. 10.R.RI.04: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text and evaluate the effect of specific word choices on meaning and tone.

  5. 10.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate how an author develops his or her ideas or claims and refines them over the course of a text. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 10.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of explicit and inferential conclusions from the text. 

  2. 10.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and evaluate a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text. The Highly Proficient student can write a comprehensive, objective summary of a text. 

  3. 10.R.RI.06: The Highly Proficient student can analyze an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and evaluate how effective an author’s use of rhetoric and persuasion is in advancing their point.

  4. 10.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate an author's argument and claims, and analyze if the evidence and reasoning is valid or fallacious.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 10.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of explicit and inferential conclusions from the text.

  2. 10.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and evaluate a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of a text. The Highly Proficient student can write a comprehensive, objective summary of a text. 

  3. 10.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate how an author develops his or her ideas or claims and refines them in high complexity texts. 

  4. 10.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate how an author develops his or her ideas or claims and refines them over the course of a text. 

  5. 10.R.RI.07: The Highly Proficient student can analyze various accounts of a subject told in different media, evaluating the effect on the emphasis of different details in each account.  

  6. 10.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite thorough textual evidence to support what the text says and effectively draw inferences from the text.

  7. 10.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate a theme of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text and writes an objective summary.

  8. 10.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the effectiveness of the author’s development of complex characters. 

  9. 10.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze an author’s structural choices. 

  10. 10.R.RL.07: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the effect of the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic media.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 10.R.RI.09: The Highly Proficient student can analyze seminal/primary documents of historical and literary significance, including how they address related themes and concepts.

  2. 10.R.RI.10: By the end of grade 10, the Highly Proficient student can read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9–10 text complexity band. 

  3. 10.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can analyze competing points of view or cultural experiences reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a deep understanding of world literary traditions.

  4. 10.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work. 

  5. 10.R.RL.10: By the end of the year, the Highly Proficient student can proficiently and independently read and comprehend literature, including stories, drama, and poetry, in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grades 10.

Eleventh Grade Reading Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 11.R.RI.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. 

  2. 11.R.RI.04: The Highly Proficient student can analyze the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, and can evaluate the rhetorical effect of the meaning of key term(s) over the course of a text. 

  3. 11.R.RL.01: The Highly Proficient student can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support a deep analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as complex inferences drawn from the text.

  4. 11.R.RL.03: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and evaluate the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and connect elements of a story or drama.

  5. 11.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can determine the meaning(s) of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings, while analyzing the impact of specific choices on meaning and tone.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 11.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine and analyze the development and interaction of two or more central ideas over the course of a text to provide a complex analysis or objective summary.

  2. 11.R.RI.03: The Highly Proficient student can evaluate the effect of the presentation of a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text. 

  3. 11.R.RL.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine two or more themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text. 

  4. 11.R.RL.06: The Highly Proficient student can use a variety of genres to analyze how the narrative point of view impacts the implicit and explicit meanings in a text and evaluate the rhetorical effects of the use of this point of view.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 11.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of both the author’s choice of structural elements and text features and alternate structures or features.

  2. 11.R.RI.06: The Highly Proficient student can determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text, and both analyze and evaluate how the author’s style and content contributes to the effectiveness of the text.

  3. 11.R.RL.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

  4. 11.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate thorough knowledge of a wide range of texts from varying time periods as well as analyze and evaluate how two or more texts treat similar themes or topics.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 11.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can explicate and evaluate the rhetorical effectiveness of the author’s reasoning, premises, purpose, and argument in seminal US and world texts; and evaluates the effects of these texts, and the author’s choices in crafting the text, on public life.

  2. 11.R.RI.09: The Highly Proficient student can refer to specific textual evidence in an analysis of foundational U.S. and world documents of historical and literary significance, evaluating the effects and implications of their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features. 


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 11-12.R.RL.07: Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text.

  2. 11-12.R.RL.10: By the end of the year, proficiently and independently read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grades 11.

  3. 11-12.R.RI.10: By the end of the year, proficiently and independently read and comprehend informational text and nonfiction in a text complexity range determined by qualitative and quantitative measures appropriate to grades 11.

  4. 11-12.R.RI.07: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in print in order to address a question or solve a problem.


 

Twelfth Grade Reading Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 12.R.RI.01: I can site strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  2. 12.R.RI.02: I can find and analyze the development and interactions of central ideas in a text. I can provide a complex analysis or objectively summarize a text.

  3. 12.R.RI.04: I can determine the meanings of words (figurative, connotative, and technical) and analyze how the author uses specific word choice and refines the meanings of words throughout the text. 

  4. 12.R.RI.08: I can explain and evaluate the rhetorical effectiveness in seminal US and world texts.

  5. 12.R.RI.09: I can analyze foundational US and world documents of historical and literary importance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.


Quarter 2 Standards: 
  1. 12.R.RI.01: I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  2. 12.R.RI.03: I can analyze and explain complex ideas and sequence of events that are developed over the course of a text.

  3. 12.R.RI.05: I can analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the author's choice of structure and features of the text.

  4. 12.R.RI.06: I can determine an author's point of view and purpose in a persuasive text that effectively uses rhetoric.


Quarter 3 Standards: 
  1. 12.R.RL.01: I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  2. 12.R.RL.02: I can find and analyze the development and interactions of multiple themes or central ideas in a text. I can objectively summarize a text. 

  3. 12.R.RL.03: I can analyze how the impact of an author’s choices develop and connect elements of a story or drama.

  4. 12.R.RL.04: I can determine the literal and figurative meanings of words and analyze the impact of the author’s word choice on the meaning and tone of a text.

  5. 12.R.RL.05: I can analyze how an author's choices impact the structure of a text.

  6. 12.R.RL.06: I can analyze how a narrative point of view impacts implicit and explicit meanings in multiple works.

  7. 12.R.RL.07: I can analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) 

  8. 12.R.RL.09: I can analyze and compare similar themes and topics found in varying works throughout history.


Quarter 4 Standards: 
  1. 12.R.RL.01: I can cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.

  2. 12.R.RL.04: I can determine the meanings of words (literal, figurative, and multiple meanings) and analyze the impact of the authors word choice on a text.

  3. 12.R.RL.07: I can analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play or recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the source text. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) 

  4. On going standards from previous quarter are still being taught.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 12.R.RI.07: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words in order to address a question or solve a problem. 

  2. 12.R.RI.10: By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11 CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literary nonfiction at the high end of the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently. 

  3. 12.R.RL.10: By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 11-12 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. 


 

Parents, these sites are free to use, or have at least some free options. Some may require creating a free account. Once you know the name of the standard your child is working on, try searching within the site for that standard. 

ReadWorks - thousands of free reading passages. You can sort by grade, topic, difficulty and more. Create a free account in the upper right corner. Mood and Tone: a list of words to use when describing mood and tone - descriptive words to pump up the quality of writing. Biology Corner - a very detailed source for Biology resources. Mostly high school level, but useful in middle school as well. 
Khan Academy - instructional videos on many standards. Search by subject and standard. History.com - a great source for Social Studies resources, documents, and video clips. Teachers Pay Teachers - many of these resources require purchase, but some are free to download and use.
The Science Spot - many resources based on science. Searchable by topic and subject. Text structures: types, outlines, and examples - very useful guidelines on writing and types of writing.  Purple Math - informative explanations of many math topics. Searchable by content and standard.
Parts of Speech - a good ELA resource based on parts of speech. YouTube - try searching for a specific topic, such as "how to add fractions". NewsELA - student-friendly articles based on news and current events.
LearnZillion - many resources for students and parents in grades 3-9, ELA and Math. Common Lit - many reading resources based on all content areas. Searchable by topic and subject.

ReadWriteThink - a very powerful website for ELA standards and practice.

Math Antics - a YouTube channel with great math how-to videos.  Educator.com - many of these resources require a paid subscription, but some are free to view. Good section on AP classes.

Big History Project - a comprehensive "history of the universe" project.

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