Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grades 9-10.

Review: Cite evidence in text for explicit or inferential meaning. Analyze development of a central idea. Analyze how ideas and events influence one another. Evaluate how formality and types of diction shape meaning. Evaluate effectiveness of an author’s structure on exposition or argument. Analyze documents of historical and literary significance for their premises, purpose and structure. Synthesize information presented in different formats (text, video, etc.). Assess the truth of an argument. Does the text justify the conclusions? Analyze how authors argue. Read informational texts independently.

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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