Thursday, July 15, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for History/Social Studies and Science, Grades 6 - 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
.Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly.
.Make logical inferences.
.Cite specific textual evidence to support conclusions drawn from the texts.
.Determine central ideas or themes of a text.
.Summarize key supporting details and ideas.
.Analyze in detail where, when, why and how events, ideas and characters develop and interact over the course of a text.

Craft and Structure
.Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text.
.Determine technical, connotatative and figurative meanings.
.Explain how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
.Analyze the structure of texts.
.Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
.Synthesize and apply information in order to answer questions, solve problems.
.Evaluate the reasoning and rhetoric within a text.
.Assess whether the evidence is relevant and sufficient to support the text’s claims.
.Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes.
.Compare the approaches the authors take.

Range and Level of Text Complexity
.Read complex texts independently, proficiently, and fluently, sustaining concentration, monitoring comprehension and, when useful, rereading

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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