LA: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.
LA: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings.
LA: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
LA: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SS: Identify examples of institutions and describe the interactions of people with institutions.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of their experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of their ideas.