Review: Cite specific textual evidence to support explicit meaning of the text. Analyze how a central idea develops. Determine causes or reasons that link different events, ideas or information. Interpret words and phrases, including technical, figurate and connotative language. Describe how an author uses structure to organize a text. Compare and contrast one author’s point of view to another’s. Compare and contrast a subject in different mediums. Distinguish among fact, opinion and reasoned judgment. Assess similarities and differences between texts on the same subject. Read informational text independently.
Source: “CCSSI (
Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. Common Core State