Academic Standard: Grade

6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
Initiative: 
Common Core State Standards
Framework: 
English Language Arts & Literacy
Type: 
Grade
Code: 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8
Grade range: 
6 to 8
 
Elements within this Grade
 
Standard
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.
Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical
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
Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.
Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a
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
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.