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Common Core ELA - Informational Text Grades 11-12: Standards

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Our English language arts lessons address all of the topics required by the grades 11-12 informational text Common Core State Standards. These lessons can be useful in planning homework assignments, organizing classroom discussions or as a supplement to textbooks.
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8 chapters in Common Core ELA - Informational Text Grades 11-12: Standards

Ch 1. Informational Texts & Citing Textual Evidence: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.11-12.1 {{cp.topicAssetIdToProgress[47923].percentComplete}}% complete
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Lesson 1 - What Is Nonfiction? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28692].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28692].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Information Writing: Definition, Style & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Informational Writing: Types & Samples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18125].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18125].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Fact vs. Persuasion vs. Informed Opinion in Nonfiction Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28694].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28694].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28695].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28695].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28696].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28696].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Business Documents: Policies, Procedure Manuals & More Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28697].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28697].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - What is Inference? - How to Infer Intended Meaning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4673].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - How to Draw Conclusions from a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28817].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - How to Interpret Generalizations of a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28818].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28818].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Citing Textual Evidence to Support Analysis of the Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[44330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - Get the Gist of an Essay & Improve Reading Comprehension Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1592].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - How to Find the Theme or Central Idea Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22669].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Determine the Number of Main Ideas in a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47925].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47925].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - ACT Reading: Main Idea and Generalization Questions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20975].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[20975].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Implied Main Idea: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22321].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - What Are Literary Motifs? - Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4111].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4111].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - How to Explain the Main Point through Supporting Details Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28811].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - How to Restate an Idea and Summarize Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28812].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - Understanding Tone and Mood in a Reading Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4677].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Impact of Word Choice on Meaning and Tone Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[26980].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - How to Interpret the Word Choice of a Writer Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28819].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28819].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - How to Determine the Writer's Tone and Point-of-View Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28820].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28820].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - What Are Connotation and Denotation? - Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4676].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Discussing and Refining the Meaning of a Term Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39703].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[39703].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What is a Metaphor? - Examples, Definition & Types Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4104].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - Cliches, Paradoxes & Equivocations: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4106].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4106].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Personification and Apostrophe: Differences & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4108].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4108].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Similes in Literature: Definition and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4107].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - Synecdoche vs. Metonymy: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4105].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4105].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Allusion and Illusion: Definitions and Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4110].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4110].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Allegory in Literature: History, Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4114].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4114].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - Symbolism & Imagery in Literature: Definitions & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4118].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4118].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - How to Recognize and Use Oxymorons Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22079].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22079].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Interpreting Figures of Speech in Context Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22072].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[22072].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Technical Communication: Definition & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 12 - Characteristics of Technical Communication Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25940].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[25940].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 13 - How to Analyze a Literary Passage: A Step-by-Step Guide Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 14 - Close Reading vs. Big Picture Reading Strategies Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4679].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 15 - Interpreting Literary Meaning: How to Use Text to Guide Your Interpretation Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4680].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 16 - Analyzing Structure in an Informational Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47929].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47929].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 17 - Navigating a Reading Passage with Transitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29331].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[29331].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 18 - Parts of An Argument: Claims, Counterclaims, Reasons, and Evidence Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[14636].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 19 - How to Analyze an Argument's Effectiveness & Validity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31235].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 20 - Assessing the Reliability and Validity of Sources Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21500].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21500].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 21 - Logical Fallacy: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21340].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[21340].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 22 - What are Logical Fallacies? - Define, Identify and Avoid Them Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2693].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 23 - Logical Fallacies: Appeals to Ignorance, Emotion or Popularity Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2423].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2423].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 24 - Logical Fallacies: Hasty Generalization, Circular Reasoning, False Cause & Limited Choice Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2422].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[2422].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 25 - Either/Or Fallacy: Examples & Overview Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10057].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[10057].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 26 - Logical Appeal: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5961].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5961].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 27 - Organizing and Categorizing Ideas, Concepts and Information Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15900].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15900].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 28 - How to Determine the Cause and Effect of an Event in a Passage Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28815].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 29 - How to Determine the Text Structure of a Passage Using Transitions Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28821].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[28821].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 30 - What is Structure in Writing and How Does it Affect Meaning? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4678].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 31 - How to Arrange Ideas in a Reading Selection in an Outline Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31581].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31581].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 32 - Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31585].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 33 - How to Analyze Graphic Information Inside a Text Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[31238].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 34 - Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Summary, Themes, Characters and Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18169].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[18169].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
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Lesson 1 - What Is Constitutional Law? - Definition & Example Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5291].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5291].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - What is the 6th Amendment? - Definition, Summary & Court Cases Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17788].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17788].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - What is the Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court? Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5039].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[5039].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - Reasoning: Definition & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3705].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3705].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - How to Evaluate Reasoning Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1332].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1332].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - Seminal US Texts: Reasoning & Principles Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47939].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47939].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Course Progress Best Score
Lesson 1 - The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1398].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1398].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 2 - The Federalist Papers: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27872].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[27872].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 3 - Gettysburg Address: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4399].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[4399].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 4 - The US Constitution: Preamble, Articles and Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1412].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 5 - The Preamble to the Constitution: Definition, Summary, Purpose & Examples Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17765].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[17765].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 6 - The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1413].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1413].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 7 - Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: Themes & Purpose Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47941].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[47941].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 8 - James Monroe's Presidency: The Monroe Doctrine Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1425].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1425].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 9 - The Reconstruction Amendments: The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1478].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[1478].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 10 - Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3533].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[3533].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional
Lesson 11 - Letter from Birmingham Jail: Summary & Analysis Score: {{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15330].bestScoreCorrect}}/{{cp.lessonAssetIdToProgress[15330].bestScoreQuestions}}  Take Quiz Optional

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