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CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

6-8.RST.1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. 68
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6-8.RST.2. Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. 86
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6-8.RST.3. Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. 7
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6-8.RST.4. 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. 68
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6-8.RST.5. 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. 94
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6-8.RST.6. Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text. 32
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6-8.RST.7. Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table). 15
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6-8.RST.8. Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text. 68
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6-8.RST.9. Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic. 63
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6-8.RST.10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. 68
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CC.CCRA-R. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

CCRA-R.1. Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. 5
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CCRA-R.2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. 10
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CCRA-R.3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. 24
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CCRA-R.4. Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone. 10
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CCRA-R.5. Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. 12
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CCRA-R.6. Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. 16
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CCRA-R.7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. 28
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CCRA-R.8. Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence. 26
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CCRA-R.9. Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take. 36
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CCRA-R.10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. 33
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CC.6-8.WHST. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

6-8.WHST.1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

6-8.WHST.1.a. Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically. 24
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6-8.WHST.1.b. Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources. 24
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6-8.WHST.1.c. Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. 5
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6-8.WHST.1.d. Establish and maintain a formal style. 6
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6-8.WHST.1.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented. 6
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6-8.WHST.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

6-8.WHST.2.a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. 6
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6-8.WHST.2.b. Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples. 5
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6-8.WHST.2.c. Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts. 5
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6-8.WHST.2.d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. 7
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6-8.WHST.2.e. Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone. 5
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6-8.WHST.2.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented. 5
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6-8.WHST.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 5
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6-8.WHST.5. With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. 5
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6-8.WHST.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently. 5
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6-8.WHST.7. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration. 12
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6-8.WHST.8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 12
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6-8.WHST.9. Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research. 5
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6-8.WHST.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences. 16
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CC.CCRA-W. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing

CCRA-W.1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence. 5
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CCRA-W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. 5
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CCRA-W.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences. 7
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CCRA-W.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. 3
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CCRA-W.5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. 7
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CCRA-W.6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. 15
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CCRA-W.7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation. 5
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CCRA-W.8. Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. 9
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CCRA-W.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. 9
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CCRA-W.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. 6
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