Thursday, July 22, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Science, 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
.Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of scientific and technical texts.
.Summarize the broad ideas and specific conclusions made in a text, based on textual evidence rather than prior knowledge or opinion.
.Follow multistep procedures in carrying out experiments.

Craft and Structure
.Determine the meaning of key terms and symbols used in a science or technical text.
.Analyze how each major part of a text contributes to an understanding of the topic.
.Analyze the purpose of an experiment. Define the problem or question to be resolved.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
.Integrate information in the text with graphical representations.
.Distinguish facts and reasoned judgments based on research findings from opinions.
.Compare and contrast information gained from experiments.

Range and Level of Text Complexity
.Develop a method for reading difficult scientific or technical material.

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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