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Science - Secondary Curriculum Reading for Literacy in Science Grades 11-12
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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 important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.


Reading for Literacy Standard 2
Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.


Reading for Literacy Standard 3
Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations 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 11–12 texts and topics.


Reading for Literacy Standard 5
Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas.


Reading for Literacy Standard 6
Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved.


Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Reading for Literacy Standard 7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Reading for Literacy Standard 8
Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.


Reading for Literacy Standard 9
Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.


Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Reading for Literacy Standard 10
By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.



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