LA: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.
LA: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
SS: identify and describe ways family, groups, and community influence the individual’s daily life and personal choices.
VA: Compare the characteristics of works in two or more art forms that share similar subject matter, historical periods, or cultural context.