Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

7. Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

9. Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.