The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Use information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts. b) Read and follow directions to complete an application for college admission, for a scholarship, or for employment. c) Generalize ideas from selections to make predictions about other texts. d) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support. e) Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purpose and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions. f) Identify false premises in persuasive writing. g) Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text. h) Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts.