Common Core

English Language Arts Standards » Science & Technical Subjects » Grade 6-8(source)

Standards in this strand:


Key Ideas and Details:

    Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
    Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text;provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.
    Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments,taking measurements,or performing technical tasks.

Craft and Structure:

    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 6-8 texts and topics.
    Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text,including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to an understanding of the topic.
    Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation,describing a procedure,or discussing an experiment in a text.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

    Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g.,in a flowchart,William Hill中文网站diagram,model,graph,or table).
    Distinguish among facts,reasoned judgment based on research findings,and speculation in a text.
    Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments,simulations,video,or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
    Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity:
    By the end of grade 8,read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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