Top Ten Reasons To Collaborate

on CCSS Literacy Standards

Can your students:

10. "Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources/science and technical texts."

9. "Determine the central ideas of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions."

8. "Describe how a text presents information. . . including how the major sections contribute to the whole."

7. "Identify an author's point of view or purpose."

6. "Integrate visual information/technical information with other information in print and digital texts."

5. "Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment/speculation in a text."

4. "Write arguments on DISCIPLINE-SPECIFIC CONTENT."

3. "Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments, or technical processes."

2. "Develop and strengthen writing. . . . planning, revising, rewriting. . . .to use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing."

1. "Conduct short research projects. . . gather relevant information from multiple sources; use search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source and quote or paraphrase. . . while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation."

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