Academic Standard: Grade
6th, 7th, & 8th Grade
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy
No grade range
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.