Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grades 9-10.



Review: Cite evidence in text for explicit or inferential meaning. Analyze development of a central idea. Analyze how ideas and events influence one another. Evaluate how formality and types of diction shape meaning. Evaluate effectiveness of an author’s structure on exposition or argument. Analyze documents of historical and literary significance for their premises, purpose and structure. Synthesize information presented in different formats (text, video, etc.). Assess the truth of an argument. Does the text justify the conclusions? Analyze how authors argue. Read informational texts independently.

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State 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/.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grade 8



Review: Cite a wide range of evidence for explicit and inferential meaning. Provide an objective summary of a text. Analyze how an author introduces, illustrates and elaborates two or more significant ideas in a text. Explain the comparisons an author makes through metaphors, allusions and analogies in a text and how these comparisons contribute to meaning. Analyze a specific paragraph in a text. Compare and contrast points of view of two authors writing about the same topic. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of two or more different mediums. Evaluate an argument’s claims and reasoning. Compare and contrast how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations.

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State 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/.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grade 7.



Review: Cite several sources of textual evidence. Analyze how two or more central ideas relate to each other. Describe how an author introduces, illustrates, and elaborates a key idea. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text. Describe how an author’s choice of specific words affects meaning and tone. Describe how any given sentence, paragraph, chapter or section fits into the overall structure of a text. Describe an author’s point of view or purpose in a text. Compare and contrast the impressions conveyed when listening to  or viewing a video or multimedia presentation. Identify the stated and unstated premises of an argument. Identify where two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same subject. Do they disagree on matters of fact or interpretation?

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State 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/.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Informational Text, Grade 6.



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 (Common Core State 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/.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grades 11 and 12.



Review: Cite strong textual evidence. Determine where text is uncertain. Analyze author’s choices in setting, plot and characters. Analyze condensed language in poetry. Determine how word choice, multiple meanings shape effects and tone. Analyze text structure. Analyze author’s use of satire, irony and understatement and various layers of meaning. Compare and contrast multiple interpretations. Analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material. Read literature independently, proficiently and fluently.

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State 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/.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grades 9 and 10.



Review: Cite evidence from text; analyze in detail the development of a theme or central idea; analyze complex characters with conflicting motivation; evaluate how author’s use of language shapes meaning; analyze how an author structures text; analyze a case in which the author’s work takes a position on a social issue; compare and contrast representation of a subject in two different mediums; analyze a wide range of nineteenth and early-twentieth century works in American literature, compare and contrast similar ideas and themes; read literature independently.

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State 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/.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grade 8


Review:
.cite wide range of evidence within the text
.how recurring images or events  contribute to the central theme
.how elements of a story interact
.metaphors, allusions and analogies contribute to meaning
.compare poem with a conventional structure to a poem without a prescribed structure (free verse)
.different perspectives of characters
.analyze the degree to which film version relates to a text version of a story
.compare fictional portrayal of a time, place or character to an historical portrayal

Source:  “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grade 7.



Review:
.cite several sources of textual evidence within the text
.how two or more central themes or ideas relate to one another
.how dialogue and incidents propel the action
.specific word choice and its effect on meaning and tone
.how any given sentence, chapter, scene or stanza fits into overall structure
.points of view of different characters
.compare text to filmed or stage version
.relate modern work of fiction to traditional literature

Source: “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grade 6.


Review:
.Cite specific textual evidence
.Development of central idea or theme, drawing on key details
.how plot unfolds in a series of episodes; how characters adapt or change
.figurative and connotative words and phrases
.flashbacks and foreshadowing
.point of view of the narrator in a poem, drama or story
.how multimedia elements contribute to meaning
genre (mysteries, adventure stories, etc.)
.read literature independently

Source: “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/.