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Social Studies Curriculum Reading for Literacy in Social Studies 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 primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.


Reading for Literacy Standard 2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.


Reading for Literacy Standard 3
Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.


Craft and Structure

Reading for Literacy Standard 4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).


Reading for Literacy Standard 5
Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.


Reading for Literacy Standard 6
Evaluate authorsí differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authorsí claims, reasoning, and evidence.


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., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.


Reading for Literacy Standard 8
Evaluate an authorís premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.


Reading for Literacy Standard 9
Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.


Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

Reading for Literacy Standard 10
By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 11 College and Career Readiness text complexity band independently and proficiently.



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