WA.2. Reading: The student understands the meaning of what is read.
2.4. Think critically and analyze author's use of language, style, purpose, and perspective in literary and informational text.
2.4.3. Analyze and evaluate text for validity and accuracy.
2.4.3.a. Examine and critique the logic (reasoning, assumptions, and beliefs) and use of evidence (existing and missing information; primary and secondary sources) in an author's argument or defense of a claim.
2.4.4. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the author's use of persuasive devices to influence an audience.
2.4.4.a. Examine and explain the intended effects of persuasive vocabulary (e.g., loaded words, exaggeration, emotional words, euphemisms) that the author uses to influence reader's opinions or actions.
2.4.4.b. Examine and explain the intended effects of propaganda techniques the author uses to influence readers' perspectives.
2.4.4.c. Judge the author's effectiveness in the use of persuasive devices to influence an audience.
2.4.7. Analyze and evaluate the reasoning and ideas underlying an author's beliefs and assumptions within multiple texts.
2.4.7.b. Compare and critique two author's beliefs and assumptions about a single topic or issue, citing text-based evidence and decide which author presents the stronger argument.
2.4.7.e. Select, from multiple choices, a sentence that describes the faulty reasoning of the author or character.