California State Content Standards
ELA R.2.5: Analyze an author's implicit and explicit philosophical assumptions and beliefs about a subject.
ELA R.3.2: Analyze the way in which the theme or meaning of a selection represents a view or comment on life, using textual evidence to support the claim.
ELA R.3.3: Analyze the ways in which irony, tone, mood, the author's style, and the "sound" of language achieve specific rhetorical or aesthetic purposes or both.
ELA R.3.4: Analyze ways in which poets use imagery, personification, figures of speech, and sounds to evoke readers' emotions.
ELA R.3.7.b: Relate literary works and authors to the major themes and issues of their eras.
ELA R.3.7.c: Evaluate the philosophical, political, religious, ethical, and social influences of the historical period that shaped the characters, plots, and, settings.
ELA W.1.6: Develop presentations by using clear research questions and creative and critical research strategies (e.g., field studies, oral histories, interviews, experiments, electronic sources).
ELA W.1.7: Use systematic strategies to organize and record information (e.g., anecdotal scripting, annotated bibliographies).
ELA W.1.8: Integrate databases, graphics, and spreadsheets into word-processed documents.
ELA W.2.4.b: Analyze several historical records of a single event, examining critical relationships between elements of the research topic.
ELA C.1.1: Demonstrate control of grammar, diction, and paragraph and sentence structure and an understanding of English usage.
ELA C.1.2: Produce legible work that shows accurate spelling and correct punctuation and capitalization.
ELA L.1.1: Recognize strategies used by the media to inform, persuade, entertain, and transmit culture (e.g., advertisements; perpetuation of stereotypes; use of visual representations, special effects, language).
ELA L.1.2: Analyze the impact of the media on the democratic process (e.g., exerting influence on elections, creating images of leaders, shaping attitudes) at the local, state, and national levels.
ELA L.1.3: Interpret and evaluate the various ways in which events are presented and information is communicated by visual image makers (e.g., graphic artists, documentary filmmakers, illustrators, news photographers).
ELA L.1.4: Use rhetorical questions, parallel structure, concrete images, figurative language, characterization, irony, and dialogue to achieve clarity, force, and aesthetic effect.
ELA L.1.9: Use research and analysis to justify strategies for gesture, movement, and vocalization, including dialect, pronunciation, and enunciation.
ELA L.1.10: Evaluate when to use different kinds of effects (e.g., visual, music, sound, graphics) to create effective productions.