Monday, May 17, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grade 7.

Review: Cite several sources of textual evidence. Analyze how two or more central ideas relate to each other. Describe how an author introduces, illustrates, and elaborates a key idea. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text. Describe how an author’s choice of specific words affects meaning and tone. Describe how any given sentence, paragraph, chapter or section fits into the overall structure of a text. Describe an author’s point of view or purpose in a text. Compare and contrast the impressions conveyed when listening to  or viewing a video or multimedia presentation. Identify the stated and unstated premises of an argument. Identify where two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same subject. Do they disagree on matters of fact or interpretation?

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

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