Close Reading. Preparing for the arrival of Common Core Standards in Social Studies. Common Standards. We are preparing our students to be college ready and literate. The Common Core Standards will not replace Social Studies Standards.
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Preparing for the arrival of Common Core Standards in
We will need to teach our students how to read and to think about complex text!
How do we achieve
Academic and domain-specific terms
Tier 2 vocabulary: high utility complex words that can
be used in multiple contexts
Coherence—Are the events and concepts logically
connected and clearly explained?
Unity—Do the ideas focus on the topic and not
include irrelevant or distracting information?
Audience appropriateness—Does the text match the
background knowledge of the target reader?
Description of what is being read.
Compare and Contrast
Sequence of Events
Cause and Effect
Problem and Solution
-Graphs, pictures and captions
Source: Frey, N
Analyze the Text