Name: Literacy: Level 11 Teacher:
Measurement Topic Colorado Academic Standard
LI.11.932 Informational and persuasive texts develop a topic and establish a controlling idea or thesis with relevant support
Vocabulary: precise claim, reason, evidence, opposing claim or counterclaim Common Core State Standards
Learning Target Learning Progress Evidence Scores Resources 21st Century Skills
Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or 1. Why should an author plan with clarity what
texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. (CAS: the reader is expecting in the piece?
9.3.2.a.) (CCSS: W.9-10.1) 2. How does an author monitor his/her work if
LI.11.932.01.03 Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from the author is biased? What clues make the
alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes reader sense bias?
clear relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and 3. What makes a descriptive text appeal to
evidence. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.i) (CCSS: W.9-10.1a) certain audiences?
4. Why is it essential to explain technical terms
LI.11.932.02.03 Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying and notations in writing?
evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both 5. Do all audiences need this type of
in a manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level and explanation? Why or why not?
concerns. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.ii) (CCSS: W.9-10.1b)
LI.11.932.03.03 Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections
of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s)
and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and
counterclaims. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.iii) (CCSS: W.9-10.1c)
Use appropriate rhetorical appeals and genre to engage and guide the
intended audience.• (CAS: 9.3.2.a.iv) (LI.11.932.04.03) Relevance and Application:
LI.11.932.05.03 Anticipate and address readers’ biases and 1. Authors share ideas with a wider audience
expectations. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.v) through writing.
LI.11.932.06.03 Revise ideas and structure to improve depth of 2. Researchers often submit an article stating
information and logic of organization. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.vi) their opinion about a current topic.
LI.11.932.07.03 Explain and imitate emotional, logical, and ethical appeals 3. Legal representatives prepare an argument by
used by writers who are trying to persuade an audience. (CAS: researching both sides and persuading an
9.3.2.a.vii) audience to one point of view by controlling one
LI.11.932.08.03 Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone main idea.
while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which 4. Rhetoric and ethical texts explain information
they are writing. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.viii) (CCSS: W.9-10.1d) with relevant supporting ideas.
LI.11.932.09.03 Provide a concluding statement or section that follows
from and supports the argument presented. (CAS: 9.3.2.a.ix) (CCSS: W.9-
Key to TCAP Color Coding: Red - Most Assessed Blue - Next Most Assessed Black • – Least Assessed