Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grades 11 - 12

Review: Determine where the text leaves things uncertain. Cite evidence to support analysis of what the text says. Analyze how multiple ideas interact or conflict with one another. Analyze how an author’s ideas are developed by specific sentences, paragraphs and larger portions of text. Analyze how an author uses and refines key terms. Analyze how an author structures text. Analyze how various authors express different points of view on issues. Synthesize multiple sources of information. Evaluate the reasoning and rhetoric that support an argument. Synthesize explanations and arguments from different sources. Read informational text independently, proficiently and fluently.

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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