Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for History/Social Studies, Grades 9 and 10..

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 analysis of primary and secondary sources. Note date and origin of the information.
. Summarize how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
.Analyze a series of events and the causes that link the events. Were these causes of the events or simply preceded them?

Craft and Structure
.Vocabulary describing political, economic or social aspects of history.
.Explain how an author chooses to structure information.
.Compare the point of view of two or more authors.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
.Integrate quantitative or technical information presented in maps, time lines, videos with other information in a text.
.Assess the extent to which the evidence in a text supports the author’s claims.
.Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several sources.

Range and Level of Text Complexity
.Read “stretch” texts with help from techniques like the Directed Reading Assignment (DRA), see grades 6-8.

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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