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List of Benchmarks for Language Arts 
 Standard 7.Uses skills and strategies to read a variety of informational texts
  
TopicInformational genres
   Level IV (Grade 9-12)
  Benchmark 1.Reads a variety of informational texts (e.g., textbooks, biographical sketches, letters, diaries, directions, procedures, magazines, essays, primary source historical documents, editorials, news stories, periodicals, catalogs, job-related materials, schedules, speeches, memoranda, public documents, maps)
   Vocabulary terms
A.  electronic text
B.  speech
C.  catalog
D.  memorandum
E.  editorial
F.  directions
G.  essay
H.  schedule
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Reads textbooks appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  2. Reads biographical sketches appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  3. Reads letters appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.9; RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  4. Reads diaries appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  5. Reads directions appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  6. Reads magazines appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  7. Reads procedures appropriate to 9-12    RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  8. Reads essays appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.9; RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.9; RI.11-12.10 
  9. Reads primary source historical documents appropriate to 9-12  A   P   RI.9-10.9; RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.8; RI.11-12.9; RI.11-12.10 
  10. Reads editorials appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  11. Reads news stories appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  12. Reads periodicals appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  13. Reads public documents appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  14. Reads catalogs appropriate to 9-12   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  15. Reads job-related materials   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  16. Reads schedules    RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  17. Reads speeches  A   P   RI.9-10.9; RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.8; RI.11-12.9; RI.11-12.10 
  18. Reads memoranda   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 
  19. Reads maps   P   RI.9-10.10; RI.11-12.10 


 A  = Assessment items available

 P  = Performance expectation(s) available based on source documents

 CC  = Common Core standards available (Common Core ID indicated)

Citation Log: BP(CAE,56,66;​ES3I,40;​G9E,1,3,5;​INE,82.92,102,114;​MAE,51;​NS3E,22;​NRI,5,9,10;​NZ2E,18,20;​SP4I,113;​T3E,9;​VE,46,48,53;​*)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
*   McREL Report
A   Australian Education Council
AASL   American Association of School Librarians
AC   ACT, College Readiness Standards
AD   American Diploma Project
B   British Film Institute
C   Considine & Haley, Visual Images
CA   California: English-Language Arts Content Standards
CB   CBE: Standards for Excellence
CBS   College Board: College Board Standards for College Success: English Language Arts
CC   Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
D   Department of Defense Curriculum
E1   Edison Project: Primary Academy
E2   Edison Project: Elementary Academy
E3   Edison Project: Junior Academy
ES1   NCTE: Exemplar Series, K-5
ES2   NCTE: Exemplar Series, 6-8
ES3   NCTE: Exemplar Series, 9-12
FR   France: Programmes de l’ecole primaire francaise
G1   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 1
G2   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 2
G3   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 3
G4   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 4
G5   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 5
G6   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 6
G7   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 7
G8   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 8
G9   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 9
GAL   Georgia: English Language Arts - American Literature
GK   Georgia: English Language Arts - Kindergarten
HS   Head Start Child Outcome Framework
IA   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Language A
IA1   International Baccalaureate: Language A1 Guide
IN   Indiana: English Language Arts
IP   International Baccalaureate: Primary
L   Literacy for the Information Age
LA   Louisiana Language and Literacy Development
MA   Massachusetts: English Language Arts Curriculum Framework
MA2   Massachusetts: Supplement to English Language Arts Framework, Grades 3,5,7
MH   McGraw-Hill Pre-K Standards
N   National Communication Association
N4   NAEP: Released items for grade 4 (2003)
N8   NAEP: Released items for grade 8 (2003)
NR   NAEP: 1992-1998 Achievement Levels- Reading
NS1   New Standards: Elementary School
NS2   New Standards: Middle School
NS3   New Standards: High School
NW   NAEP: 1992-1998 Achievement Levels-Writing
NZ    New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum
NZ2   New Zealand Curriculum
O1   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 1
O10   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 10
O11   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 11
O12   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 12
O2   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 2
O3   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 3
O4   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 4
O5   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 5
O6   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 6
O7   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 7
O8   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 8
O9   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 9
P   Partnership for 21st Century Skills
R   Russia: Beginnings: The Fundamentals of Preschool Education
S   Speech Communication Association
SP1   NCTE: Standards in Practice: K-2
SP2   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 3-5
SP3   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 6-8
SP4   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 9-12
SS   NCSS: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
T   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading
T1   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: Elementary
T2   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: Middle School
T3   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: High School
TM   Teaching the Media
TX   Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines
U   Understanding University Success: A Report from Standards for Success
UNK   United Kingdom: Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage
UT   Utah Early Childhood Standards
V   Board of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia: Standards of Learning

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
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