English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » Grade 9-10

Key Ideas and Details

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.1 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

Craft and Structure

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6 Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment (e.g., Auden’s “Musée des Beaux Arts” and Breughel’s Landscape with the Fall of Icarus).

  • (RL.9-10.8 not applicable to literature)

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.9 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).

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10

  • By 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.

  • 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.

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.

English I- Standard

Mrs. Lindsay Krochta

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Welcome to Charles B. Aycock and the English Department. The curriculum for our department is based on the Common Core Standards and is designed to prepare all students for success. Please refer to the table below for class information.


English I is based on the study of genres. We will be studying various short stories, essays, poems, a play, and two novels.


1. Two inch binder

2. Notebook paper- wide or college ruled

3. Pencils

4. Pens

5. Dividers


Student Expectations

1. Student will actively participate in class activities and will complete all assignments.

2. Students will respect one another and faculty members.

3. Students will be in the classroom when the bell rings.

4. Students will bring all their materials to class each day.

5. Students will take care of personal concerns prior to or after class.

6. Students will put trash in trash cans and return materials to their appropriate classroom locations.

Grading Scale

Classwork/Homework: 25%

Vocabulary Quizzes: 25%

Tests/Projects/Essays: 30%

Quizzes/Journals: 20%

Contact Information

The best way to contact me is through e-mail:

To reach me by phone, please call the school at (919) 242-3400 Ext. 2037

If you would like to meet with me, please schedule a conference after school.I am available to assist students with assignments and make up work after school upon request.

I expect the very best from each of my students. I will give my best to ensure that your child receives a quality education while in my room. I look forward to teaching your child this semester. Together we will make this a very successful semester.


Mrs. Lindsay Krochta