Monday, July 19, 2010

Reading Standards for History/Social Studies, Grades 6 - 8.

10-second review: Key ideas and details. Craft and structure. Integration of knowledge and ideas. Range and level of text complexity.

Key Ideas and Details
.Cite specific textual evidence.
.Determine main ideas.
.Summarize the source based on the text rather than on prior knowledge or opinion.
.Identify key steps in the text’s description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).

Craft and Structure
.Determine meanings of words in a text, including technical terms.
.Identify how a history/social studies text presents information.
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s point of view or purpose.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
.Integrate graphical information with textual information.
.Distinguish fact from opinion.
.Distinguish between primary and secondary sources.

Range and Level of Text Complexity
.Read independently, proficiently and fluently.
.Read “stretch” texts with help, if necessary [i.e., teacher uses the Directed Reading Assignment: Build background information; pre-teach unfamiliar vocabulary; survey—title, headings, first paragraph, first sentence of each paragraph, and last paragraph; set purpose by raising questions to read to answer. RayS.]

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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