recognize and apply specialized vocabulary.
The student will read and analyze a variety of nonfiction texts. a) Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions before, during, and after reading texts. b) Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge. c) Analyze two or more texts addressing the same topic to identify authors’ purpose and determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions. d) Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text. e) Identify false premises in persuasive writing. f) Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.