• Determine a theme of a story, drama or poem from details in the text; summarize the text

• Compare and contrast a first-hand and second-hand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided

• Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and decimals to hundredths

• Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably

• Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes

• Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area and volume

• Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution

• Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not

• Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations

• Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (i.e. soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning

• Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of ideas

• Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations

• Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events or character types from myths, traditional stories or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new

• Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation

• Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (i.e., parallel plots) and manipulate time (i.e., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension or surprise

• Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance (i.e., Washington's Farewell Address, the Gettysburg Address, Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech, King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail"), including how they address related themes and topics

• Perform arithmetic operations on polynomials (in algebra)

• Build a function that models a relationship between two quantities (in functions)