NYS Learning Standards: English Language Arts
Standard 1: Students will read, write, speak, and listen for information and
-compare and synthesize information form different sources.
-use a wide variety of strategies for selecting, organizing, and categorizing
-distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information and between fact and
-relate new information to prior knowledge and experience.
-understand and use the text features that make information accessible and
such as format, sequence, level of diction, and relevance of details.
-establish an authoritative stance on the subject and provide references to
validity and verifiability of the information presented.
-develop information with appropriate supporting material, such as facts,
illustrative examples or anecdotes, and exclude extraneous materials.
-use the process of pre-writing, drafting, revising, and proofreading (the
process") to produce well-constructed informational texts.
Standard 2: Students will read, write, speak, and listen for literary response
-use standard English effectively.
Standard 3: Students will read, write, speak, and listen for critical
-analyze, interpret, and evaluate information, ideas, organization, and
academic and nonacademic texts, such as textbooks, public documents, book and
movie reviews, and editorials.
-evaluate their own and others' work based on a variety of criteria and
varying effectiveness of different approaches.
Standard 4: Students will read, write, listen, and speak for social interaction.
-listen attentively to others and build on others' ideas in conversations
with peers and
-express ideas and concerns clearly and respectfully in conversations and
-use verbal and nonverbal skills to improve communication with others.
-use appropriate language and style for the situation and the audience and
account the ideas and interests expressed by the person receiving the
-read and discuss social communications and electronic communications and
communications of other writers and use some of the techniques of those
their own writing.
National Standards for English Language Arts
4. Students adjust their use of spoken, written , and visual language to
effectively with a variety of audiences and for different purposes.
5. Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different
process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety
6. Students apply knowledge of language structure, language conventions,
techniques, figurative language, and genre to create, critique, and discuss
12. Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own
National Technology Standards
1. Basic operations and concepts.
-Students demonstrates a sound understanding of the nature and operation of
-Students are proficient in the use of technology.
2. Social, ethical, and human issues.
-Students practice responsible use of technology systems, information, and
3. Technology productivity tools
-Students use technology tools to enhance learning, increase productivity,
-Students use productivity tools to collaborate in construction
models, prepare publications, and produce other creative works.
4. Technology communications tools
-Students use telecommunications to collaborate, publish, and interact with
experts, and other audiences.
-Students use a variety of media and formats to communicate information and
effectively to multiple audiences.