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Sample Test

HSPE Prioritized Standards

eTAP Lesson

Content Standard 1.0: Students know and use word analysis skills and strategies to comprehend new words encountered in text.
1.12.3. Apply knowledge of Anglo-Saxon-, Greek-, and Latin-derived roots and affixes to determine the meaning of unknown vocabulary across the curriculum.

Roots and Affixes

1.12.4.Discern subtle differences between closely related words (e.g., thin and slender); use references as necessary.

Etymology of Significant Terms

1.12.5.Apply knowledge of syntax and literary allusions to acquire an understanding of new words and to comprehend text.

Literal and Figurative Meaning of Words

Content Standard 2.0:Students use reading process skills and strategies to build comprehension.


2.12.1.Refine pre-reading strategies such as accessing prior knowledge, predicting, previewing, and setting a purpose to ensure comprehension.
2.12.3.Plan, monitor, and assess the strategies used to ensure comprehension of a variety of texts.


Content Standard 3.0:Students read to comprehend, interpret, and evaluate literature from a variety of authors, cultures, and times.


3.12.1.Analyze characters, plots, setting, themes, and points of view in any given piece of literature.
G 2.12.2; G 2.12.3; H 6.12.16; H 7.12.20; H 8.12.4; H 10.12.6

Text Analysis

3.12.2.Make inferences supported by the text regarding characters, plots, settings, and themes.
G 2.12.2; G 2.12.3; H 6.12.16; H 7.12.20; H 8.12.4; H 10.12.6

Text Analysis


3.12.3.Analyze viewpoints and messages in relation to the historical and cultural context of recognized works of British, American, or world literature.
G 2.12.2; G 2.12.3; H 6.12.16; H 7.12.20; H 8.12.4; H 10.12.6

Genres and Tradition in American Literature
The Influence of the Historical Period
Development of the American Literature

3.12.4.Use textual evidence to analyze the theme or meaning of a selection.

Themes and the Historical Period

3.12.5.Analyze and evaluate ways authors use imagery, figures of speech, and sound to elicit reader response.

Literary Devices
Evoking Readers' Emotion

3.12.6.Analyze how irony, tone, mood, style, syntax, and sound of language are used for rhetorical and aesthetic purposes.

Rhetorical or Aesthetic Purposes

3.12.7.Analyze the effects of an author’s choice of literary form.

Evaluation of Aesthetic Qualities

Content Standard 4.0: Students read to comprehend, interpret, and evaluate informational texts for specific purposes.


4.12.1.and 4.12.2.Analyze text features and rhetorical strategies of different types of primary source documents (e.g., policy statements, speeches, debates, diaries, platforms) and identify how authors use the features to achieve their purposes.
C 4.12.4; C 4.12.6

Functional Documents
Functions of Soliloquies, Asides

4.12.3.Locate, organize, interpret, and synthesize information in multiple primary and secondary sources to support ideas and positions.
H 1.12.2; H 2.12.2; M 3.12.4; M 4.12.9

Rhetorical Devices of Public Documents

4.12.4.Critique the power, logic, reasonableness, and audience appeal of arguments advanced in texts.
C 4.12.5; H 1.12.2; H 5.12.5; M 8.5; S 19.12.4; S 19.12.5

How to Reach Rhetorical or Aesthetic Purposes

4.12.5.Analyze how historical and cultural contexts influence the content and validity of informational texts.
C 4.12.5; H 1.12.2; H 2.12.2

Themes and the Historical Period

Philosophical Approach

4.12.6.Read and apply multi-step directions to perform complex procedures and tasks.

Structure and Format of Functional Documents

Content Standard 5.0:Students write a variety of texts that inform, persuade, describe, evaluate, or tell a story and are appropriate to purpose and audience.


5.12.1.Write a research paper that develops a thesis, contains information selected from at least ten sources, and conforms to a style manual.

Structuring Ideas and Arguments
Appropriate Conventions

5.12.2.Produce subject-specific technical writing, such as instructions for a shop project or field reports for science.
M 5.12.6; M 7.9; S 22.12.1

Write Technical Documents

5.12.3.Write reflective texts that draw comparisons between specific incidents and broader themes.

Write Reflexive Compositions

5.12.4.Write responses to literature that analyze and critique the use of imagery, language, themes, stylistic devices, and tone.

Write Responses to Literature

5.12.5.Write summaries or abstracts that distill large amounts of information into clear, concise prose.

Systematic Strategies to Organize and Record Information

5.12.6.Write persuasive texts that evaluate, interpret, or speculate using specific rhetorical devices to support assertions; clarify and defend positions with precise and relevant evidence.

Write Persuasive Compositions

Content Standard 6.0:Students write with a clear focus and logical development, evaluating, revising, and editing for organization, style, tone, and word choice.


6.12.1.Generate ideas for writing by selecting appropriate pre-writing strategies with attention to audience, purpose, and personal style.

Structuring Ideas and Arguments

6.12.2.Organize ideas in compositions by selecting and applying structures such as comparison/contrast or cause/effect, which enhance the central idea, theme, or purpose.

Reaching Rhetorical and Aesthetic Purposes

6.12.3.Write compositions that present complex ideas in a sustained and compelling manner.

Controlling Impression, Coherent Thesis Active Verb Usage

6.12.4.Revise writing to improve word choice, organization, and point of view, using given criteria such as rubrics or feedback from others.

Revise Writing
Revise Text

6.12.5.Edit for use of standard English.

Identify Correctly Used Clauses
Understand Sentence Construction
Proper English Usage and Grammar
Appropriate Manuscript requirements

6.12.7.Share final drafts with a designated audience.


Content Standard 7.0:Students write using standard English grammar, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.


7.12.1.Apply the rules of usage, grammar, and capitalization with few significant errors; use modifiers, parallel structure, and subordination correctly in writing.

Identify Correctly Used Clauses
Understand Sentence Construction
Proper English Usage and Grammar
Appropriate Manuscript requirements


7.12.2.Use multiple structures such as inversion, parallelism, and sentences of varying lengths for stylistic effect.

Understand Sentence Construction

7.12.3.Use rules of punctuation; manipulate conventions for emphasis in writing.

Understand Sentence Construction

7.12.4.Use rules of capitalization.

Understand Sentence Construction

7.12.5.Demonstrate conventional spelling.

Understand Sentence Construction

Listening and Speaking
Content Standard 8.0:Students listen to and evaluate oral communications for content, style, speaker’s purpose, and audience appropriateness.


8.12.1.Summarize and evaluate communications that inform, persuade, and entertain.

Arguments the Speaker Uses

8.12.2.Create and apply criteria for evaluating content and delivery of oral and multi-media presentations.

Aesthetic Effects of a Media Presentation

8.12.3.Analyze the effects of language and dialect on audience response.

Critique a Speaker's Diction and Syntax

Listening and Speaking
Content Standard 9.0:Students speak using organization, style, tone, voice, and media aids appropriate to audience and purpose.


9.12.1.Use specific and varied vocabulary and apply standard English to communicate ideas.

Aesthetic Effects of a Media Presentation

9.12.2. Make formal oral or multi-media presentations, using vocabulary and public speaking techniques appropriate to audience and purpose.

Speaking Applications I.
Speaking Applications II.

9.12.3.Organize and deliver planned, extemporaneous, and impromptu presentations that address a topic and engage the audience.

Speaking Applications I.
Speaking Applications II.


Read aloud or recite literary, dramatic, and original works.

Recite Poems, Selections

Listening and Speaking
Content Standard 10.0:Students participate in discussions to offer information, clarify ideas, and support a position.


10.12.1.Participate in problem-solving conversations or group discussions by identifying, synthesizing, and evaluating data. M 7.1; S 22.12.3

Form Judgments

10.12.2.Negotiate to arrive at consensus by proposing and examining possible options.
10.12.3.Identify and practice techniques such as setting time limits for speakers and deadlines for decision making to improve productivity of group discussions.

Rehearsal Strategies


10.12.4.Justify a position using logic and refuting opposing viewpoints.
G 2.12.3; H 1.12.1; M 4.12.9; M 7.13; M 8.3; M 8.5; M 8.10; S 21.12.3s
Content Standard 11.0:Formulate research questions, use a variety of sources to obtain information, weigh the evidence, draw valid conclusions, and present findings.


11.12.1.Formulate cross-curricular research questions and use an appropriate research design to gather information.
G 7.12.1; H 2.12.1; M 7.2; S 18.12.1

Introduction and Conclusion

11.12.2.Evaluate possible sources of information for credibility and usefulness.
C 4.12.3; Ec 11.12.2; G 7.12.2; G 7.12.4; H 1.12.2; H 2.12.3; S 18.12.1

Evaluating Information

11.12.3.Cite sources of information using a standard method of documentation.

Appropriate Conventions for Documentation

11.12.5.Organize and present research findings using appropriate media.
G 7.12.5; H 2.12.2; M 7.9; S 22.12.2

Deliver Multimedia Presentations

Themes and the Historical Period