Thursday, April 29, 2010

Topic: Summary of Reading Standards, Grades 6 - 12

Brief Review: close reading; cite specific textual evidence; central ideas or themes; summarize key supporting details and ideas; analyze where, when, why, how; interaction of characters; interpret words and phrases; technical, connotative, figurative meanings; structure of texts; point of view, purpose, content and style; synthesize and apply information; answer questions, solve problems, compare modes of presentation; reasoning and rhetoric to support text’s claims; analyze two or more texts; complex texts.

Source: : “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at

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