Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Science, Grades 11 and 12.

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 to support important distinctions the author makes between ideas or pieces of information.
.Summarize complex information or ideas presented in a text, paraphrasing it in simpler but still accurate
.Analyze the causes of the specific results based on information from the text.
Craft and Structure
.Determine the ;precise meaning of key terms and symbols.
.Analyze the hierarchical or categorical relationships of concepts.
.Analyze the scope and purpose of an experiment; determine which related issues remain unresolved or

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
.Synthesize information in different formats (tables, graphs or equations).
. Evaluate the hypotheses, data and conclusions in a scientific text, corroborating them with other sources of information.
.Integrate information from other diverse sources; note discrepancies among sources.
Range and Level of Text Complexity
.Develop a method for reading complex scientific 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 http://www.corestandards.org/.

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