Reading for Literacy in Social Studies Grades 9-10
Core Standards of the Course
Reading for Literacy Standard 1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.
Reading for Literacy Standard 2
Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.
Reading for Literacy Standard 3
Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.
Reading for Literacy Standard 4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.
Reading for Literacy Standard 5
Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.
Reading for Literacy Standard 6
Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.
Reading for Literacy Standard 7
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.
Reading for Literacy Standard 8
Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claims.
Reading for Literacy Standard 9
Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.
Reading for Literacy Standard 10
By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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