Michigan State Standards

CE 1.1.2: Know and use a variety of prewriting strategies to generate, focus, and organize ideas (e.g., free writing, clustering/mapping, talking with others, brainstorming, outlining, developing graphic organizers, taking notes, summarizing, paraphrasing).

CE 1.2.1: Write, speak, and use images and graphs to understand and discover complex ideas.

CE 1.3.1: Compose written, spoken, and/or multimedia compositions in a range of genres (e.g., personal narrative, biography, poem, fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, summary, literary analysis essay, research report, or work-related text): pieces that serve a variety of purposes (e.g., expressive, informative, creative, and persuasive) and that use a variety of organizational patterns (e.g., autobiography, free verse, dialogue, comparison/contrast, definition, or cause and effect). 

CE 1.3.4: Develop and extend a thesis, argument, or exploration of a topic by analyzing differing perspectives and employing a structure that effectively conveys the ideas in writing (e.g., resolve inconsistencies in logic, use a range of strategies to persuade, clarify, and defend a position with precise and relevant evidence; anticipate and address concerns and counterclaims; provide a clear and effective conclusion). 

CE 1.4.1: Identity, explore, and refine topics and questions appropriate for research.

CE 1.4.7: Recognize the role of research, including student research, as a contribution to collective knowledge, selecting an appropriate method of genre through which research findings will be shared and evaluated, keeping in mind the needs of the prospective audience. (e.g., presentations, online sharing, written products such as a research report, a research brief, a multi-genre report, I-Search, literary analysis, news article). 

CE 1.5.1: Use writing, speaking, and visual expression to develop powerful, creative and critical messages.

CE 1.5.4: Use technology tools (e.g., word processing, presentation and multimedia software) to produce polished written and multimedia work (e.g., literary and expository words, proposals, business presentations, advertisements). 

CE 2.2.2: Examine the ways in which prior knowledge and personal experience affect the understanding of written, spoken, or multimedia text.  

CE 3.1.4: Analyze characteristics of specific works and authors (e.g., voice, mood, time sequence, author vs. narrator, state vs. implied author, intended audience and purpose, irony, parody, satire, propaganda, use of archetypes and symbols) and identify basic beliefs, perspectives, and philosophical assumptions underlying an author's work.  

CE 3.1.7: Analyze and evaluate the portrayal of various groups, societies, and cultures in literature and other texts.

CE 3.1.9: Analyze how the tensions among characters, communities, themes, and issues in literature and other texts reflect human experience. 

CE 3.1.10: Demonstrate an understanding of the connections between literary and expository works, themes, and historical and contemporary contexts

CE 3.2.4: Respond by participating actively and appropriately in small and large group discussions about literature (e.g., posing questions, listening to others, contributing ideas, reflecting on and reviewing initial responses). 

CE 3.2.5: Respond to literature in a variety of ways (e.g., dramatic interpretation, reader's theatre, literature circles, illustration, writing in character's voices, engaging in social action, writing an analytic essay) providing examples of how texts affect their lives, connect them with the contemporary world, and communicate across time.