Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for History/Social Studies, 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
.Connect insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.
.Provide a summary that makes clear the relationship between the key details and main ideas.
.Analyze how ideas emerge, develop and influence events, based on evidence in the text.

Craft and Structure
.Describe how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text.
.Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured.
.Evaluate authors’ different points of view on the same historical event.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
.Synthesize ideas and data presented graphically with the rest of the text.
.Evaluate an author’s premises, claims and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other sources of information.
.Integrate information from diverse sources.

Range and Levels of Text Complexity
.Read informational text independently. Demonstrate the ability to help yourself read difficult “stretch” texts.

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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