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Pre-AP English 9 Standards & Benchmarks

ELA PAP 9.2 Uses style and rhetoric in writing

  • ELA PAP 9.2.14 Incorporates a variety of sentence structures, types, and length including appropriate use of subordination and coordination
  • ELA PAP 9.2.15 Effectively utilizes a wide-ranging and appropriately sophisticated vocabulary
  • ELA PAP 9.2.16 Employs an effective use of rhetoric, including controlling tone, maintain a consistent voice, and achieving emphasis through parallelism and antithesis
  • ELA PAP 9.2.17 Uses a clear, logical, purposeful, and effective structure
  • ELA PAP 9.2.18 Applies logical organization, enhanced by specific techniques to increase coherence, such as repetition, transitions, and emphasis


ELA PAP 9.3 Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions

  • ELA PAP 9.3.12 Uses correct grammar, spelling, and sentence construction


ELA PAP 9.4 Gathers and uses information

  • ELA PAP 9.4.15 Uses detailed and persuasive references to the text


ELA PAP 9.6 Uses skills and strategies to understand and interpret literary texts

  • ELA PAP 9.6.33 Demonstrates good awareness and appreciation of the effects of literary features where appropriate
  • ELA PAP 9.6.34 Presents a balance of generalization and specific, illustrative detail
  • ELA PAP 9.6.35 Understands thought and feeling in text, including subtleties, and incorporates insightful and creative ideas
ELA PAP 9.8 Uses listening and speaking strategies for different audiences and purposes
  • ELA PAP 9.8.20 Uses effective listening and speaking strategies

English 9 Standards & Benchmarks

ELA 9.1 Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  • ELA 9.1.14 Uses strategies to draft, adapt, edit, and publish for different purposes

- ELA 9.2 Uses style and rhetoric in writing

  • ELA 9.2.5 Uses paragraph form
  • ELA 9.2.7 Uses a variety of sentence structures to expand and enhance ideas
  • ELA 9.2.8 Uses a variety of transitional devices
  • ELA 9.2.11 Uses a variety of techniques to provide supporting detail
  • ELA 9.2.12 Organizes ideas to achieve cohesion in writing
  • ELA 9.2.13 Uses precise and descriptive language that clarifies, supports, and enhances ideas

- ELA 9.3 Uses grammatical and mechanical conventions in written compositions

  • ELA 9.3.3 Uses conventions of spelling

- ELA 9.4 Gathers and uses information

  • ELA 9.4.10 Synthesizes information from multiple sources to draw conclusions
  • ELA 9.4.14 Uses standard formats and methodologies for documenting reference sources
  • ELA 9.4.15 Uses detailed and persuasive references to the text

- ELA 9.5 Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process

  • ELA 5.20 Understands writing techniques used to influence the reader and accomplish an author’s purpose

- ELA 9.6 Uses skills and strategies to understand and interpret literary texts

  • ELA 9.6.22 Uses context to understand figurative, idiomatic, and technical meanings of terms
  • ELA 6.23 Understands the effects of author’s style and complex literary devices and techniques

- ELA 9.7 Uses skills and strategies to understand and interpret informational texts

  • ELA 9.7.7 Uses a variety of criteria to evaluate the clarity and accuracy of information

- ELA 9.8 Uses listening and speaking strategies for different audiences and purposes

  • ELA 9.8.10 Uses oral presentation skills

- ELA 9.9 Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media

  • ELA 9.9.6 Understands effects of style and language choice in visual media
  • ELA 9.9.6 Understands effects of style and language choice in visual media

- ELA 9.10 Understands the characteristics and components of the media

  • ELA 9.10.3 Effectively creates multimedia presentations using text, images, and sound
  • ELA 9.10.6 Analyzes images as text
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