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Science - Secondary Curriculum Reading for Literacy in Science Grades 9-10
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Core Standards of the Course

Key Ideas and Details

Reading for Literacy Standard 1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.


Reading for Literacy Standard 2
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.


Reading for Literacy Standard 3
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks, attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.


Craft and Structure

Reading for Literacy Standard 4
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9–10 texts and topics.


Reading for Literacy Standard 5
Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).


Reading for Literacy Standard 6
Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Reading for Literacy Standard 7
Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.


Reading for Literacy Standard 8
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.


Reading for Literacy Standard 9
Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.


Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Reading for Literacy Standard 10
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.



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