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2009 English Assessment

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HSA Item Number Answer Indicators Assessed
1 C 1.2.2 The student will determine how the speaker, organization, sentence structure, word choice, tone, rhythm, and imagery reveal an author’s purpose.
2 J 1.2.1 The student will consider the contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of view when constructing the meaning of a text.
3 A 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
4 G 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
5 C 1.2.2 The student will determine how the speaker, organization, sentence structure, word choice, tone, rhythm, and imagery reveal an author’s purpose.
6 J 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
7 D 2.2.1 The student will use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate and develop ideas.
8 F 2.2.2 The student will select and organize ideas for specific audiences and purposes.
9 C 2.3.1 The student will identify sources of information on a self-selected and/or given topic and assess their appropriateness to accomplish a purpose.
10 H 4.3.1 The student will alter the tone of a text by revising its diction.
11 D 4.3.1 The student will alter the tone of a text by revising its diction.
12 F 4.3.1 The student will alter the tone of a text by revising its diction.
13 D 1.3.5 The student will explain how common and universal experiences serve as the source of literary themes that cross time and cultures.
14 G 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
15 C 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
16 F 3.1.3 The student will determine grammatical classification of words by using meaning, position, form, and function.
17 B 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
18 G 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
19 C 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
20 J 3.2.2 The student will differentiate connotative from denotative meanings of words.
21 B 1.2.1 The student will consider the contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of view when constructing the meaning of a text.
22 J 1.2.5 The student will extend or further develop meaning by explaining the implications of the text for the reader or contemporary society.
23 A 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
24 G 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
25 A 1.3.5 The student will explain how common and universal experiences serve as the source of literary themes that cross time and cultures.
26 G 1.3.3 The student will identify features of language that create tone and voice.
27 D 1.1.1 The student will use pre-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by surveying the text, accessing prior knowledge, formulating questions, setting purpose(s), and making predictions.
28 F 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
29 A 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
30 J 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
31 B 1.1.4 The student will apply reading strategies when comparing, making connections, and drawing conclusions about non-print text.
32 G 3.1.8 The student will expand sentences by positioning phrases and clauses to accomplish a purpose.
33 A 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
34 G 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
35 A 3.1.4 The student will differentiate grammatically complete sentences from non-sentences.
36 J 2.3.1 The student will identify sources of information on a self-selected and/or given topic and assess their appropriateness to accomplish a purpose.
37 A 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
38 N/A 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
39 A 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
40 F 3.1.4 The student will differentiate grammatically complete sentences from non-sentences.
41 A 3.3.1 The student will edit texts for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
42 J 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
43 D 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
44 H 1.2.1 The student will consider the contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of view when constructing the meaning of a text.
45 D 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
46 J 1.2.3 The student will explain the effectiveness of stylistic elements in a text that communicate an author's purpose.
47 C 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
48 F 1.2.3 The student will explain the effectiveness of stylistic elements in a text that communicate an author's purpose.
49 A 1.3.5 The student will explain how common and universal experiences serve as the source of literary themes that cross time and cultures.
50 H 3.1.3 The student will determine grammatical classification of words by using meaning, position, form, and function.
51 B 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
52 J 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
53 B 2.2.2 The student will select and organize ideas for specific audiences and purposes.
54 G 2.3.3 The student will use a systematic process for recording and documenting information.
55 C 3.1.4 The student will differentiate grammatically complete sentences from non-sentences.
56 H 3.3.2 The student will use available resources to correct or confirm revisions and/or editorial choices.
57 B 3.1.8 The student will expand sentences by positioning phrases and clauses to accomplish a purpose.
58 G 2.3.1 The student will identify sources of information on a self-selected and/or given topic and assess their appropriateness to accomplish a purpose.
59 B 2.2.2 The student will select and organize ideas for specific audiences and purposes.
60 J 3.3.1 The student will edit texts for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

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