Reading for Literacy in Social Studies Grades 6-8
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Core Standards of the Course
Reading for Literacy Standard 1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Reading for Literacy Standard 2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
Reading for Literacy Standard 3
Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered).
Reading for Literacy Standard 4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
Reading for Literacy Standard 5
Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).
Reading for Literacy Standard 6
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Reading for Literacy Standard 7
Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.
Reading for Literacy Standard 8
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.
Reading for Literacy Standard 9
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Reading for Literacy Standard 10
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6 - 8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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