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Subject Area - CC.8:
History and Social Studies
  • Standard Area - CC.8.5: Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
  • Grade Level - CC.8.5.6-8: GRADES 6-8
Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.A

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources.

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.B

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.

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.C

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).

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.D

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.E

Describe how a text presents information (e.g., sequentially, comparatively, causally).

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.F

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).

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.G

Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts.

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.H

Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text.

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.I

Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic.

Standard - CC.8.5.6-8.J

By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently

  • Standard Area - CC.8.5: Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
  • Grade Level - CC.8.5.9-10: GRADES 9-10
Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.A

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.B

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.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.C

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.D

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.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.E

Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.F

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.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.G

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.H

Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claims.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.I

Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Standard - CC.8.5.9-10.J

By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9–10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

  • Standard Area - CC.8.5: Reading Informational Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text – with emphasis on comprehension, making connections among ideas and between texts with focus on textual evidence.
  • Grade Level - CC.8.5.11-12: GRADES 11-12
Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.A

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.B

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.C

Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.D

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.E

Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.F

Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.G

Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.H

Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.I

Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

Standard - CC.8.5.11-12.J

By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 11–CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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