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Common Core Standards

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

Key Ideas and Details

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.
2. Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
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.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Writing

Text Types and Purposes

1. Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
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.
3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.

Production and Distribution of Writing

4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
5. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
6. Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others. Research to Build and Present Knowledge
7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
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. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Listening and Speaking

Comprehension and Collaboration

1. 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.
2. Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
3. Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric. Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
10. Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
11. Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.
12. Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

New York State Learning Standards

English Language Arts

  • Standard 1: Language for Information and Understanding
  • Standard 2: Language for Literary Response and Expression
  • Standard 3: Language for Critical Analysis and Evaluation
  • Standard 4: Language for Social Interaction

The Arts

  • Standard 1: Creating, Performing, and Participating in the Arts
  • Standard 2: Knowing and Using Arts Materials and Resources
  • Standard 3: Responding to and Analyzing Works of Art
  • Standard 4: Understanding the Cultural Contributions of the Arts

Mathematics, Science, and Technology

  • Standard 2: Information Systems
  • Standard 5: Technology
  • Standard 7: Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

Social Studies

  • Standard 5: Civics, Citizenship, and Government

Career Development and Occupational Studies

  • Standard 1: Career Development
  • Standard 2: Integrated learning
  • Standard 3: Universal Foundation Skills

Health, Physical Education, and Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Standard 3: Resource Management