1. CCSS Alignment
The student is able to state how the author uses diction to convey tone, but does not offer an explanation. We can’t be sure this student understands the connection because of the limited explanation.
RL.9–10.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).