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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.10By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9–10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. 

  3. 9.R.RI.10By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 9–10 text complexity band. 


 

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. 

  6. 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.


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. 

  6. 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.


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.

  5. 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.


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.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.

  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 U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (e.g., Washington’s Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms speech, King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail”), including how they address related themes and concepts. 

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

  3. 10.R.RL.09: The Highly Proficient student can analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare).

  4. 10.R.RL.10: By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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 the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama such as setting, plot, and character development. 

  5. 11.R.RL.04: The Highly Proficient student can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful. (Includes Shakespeare as well as other authors.) 


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 11.R.RI.02: The Highly Proficient student can determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.

  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 analyze a case in which grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant. 


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 11.R.RI.05: The Highly Proficient student can analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of both the structure an author uses in his or her exposition or argument. 

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

  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 (e.g. the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) 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 foundational works of American Literature, analyzing and evaluating how two or more texts from the same period analyze similar themes or topics. 


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 11.R.RI.08: The Highly Proficient student can explicate and evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts, apply constitutional principles, use legal reasoning and the premises, purposes, and arguments in works of public advocacy, and evaluates the effects of these decisions 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. documents of historical and literary significance, evaluating 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. (Include at least one play by Shakespeare and one play by an American dramatist.) 

  2. 11-12.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. 

  3. 11-12.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.

  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 words 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 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 reasoning in seminal US texts. 

  5. 12.R.RI.09: I can analyze foundational US documents 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 effectives of the structure of an exposition or argument in a 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 an author's choices impact the development and elements of a story.

  4. 12.R.RL.04: I can determine the meanings of words (literal, figurative, and multiple meanings) and analyze the impact of the author's word choice on 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 double meanings are revealed by the point of view in a text, including the use of satire, sarcasm, irony, and understatement. 

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