Selected Common Core State Standards

Carol Buswells Exploring Your Community” was designed with the following standards in mind:

Selected Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and/or Technical Subjects

Anchor Standards addressed

  • Reading Informational Texts
    • RI1: 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.
    • RI6: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    • RI7: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
    • RI8. 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.
  • Speaking and Listening
    • SL1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
    • SL2: Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
    • SL3: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
    • SL5: Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
  • Writing
    • W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well chosen details, and well structured event sequences.
    • W7: Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
    • W9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    • W10: 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.
  • Social Studies Anchor Standards for Reading (applies to advanced students grades 6-12)
    • SS3: Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
    • SS6: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    • SS9: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches authors take.


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