Reading Standards Literacy in Science/Technology Crosswalk - Standard 1

1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.

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1.1 Skills    

AASL Learning Standards

Common Core Standard(s) ©

1.1.1 Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects and make the real world connection for using this process in own life.

CC6-8RS/TS3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CC9-10RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

CC11-12RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

1.1.2 Use prior and background knowledge as context for new learning.  
1.1.3 Develop and refine a range of questions to frame search for new understanding.  
1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

CC6-8RS/TS1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.

CC9-10RS/TS1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

CC11-12RS/TS1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness to needs, importance, and social and cultural context.

CC6-8RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CC6-8RS/TS5 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 topic.

CC6-8RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.

CC6-8RS/TS8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

CC9-10RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

CC9-10RS/TS5 Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).

CC9-10RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.

CC9-10RS/TS8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

CC11-12RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

CC11-12RS/TS5 Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas.

CC11-12RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved.

CC11-12RS/TS7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

CC11-12RS/TS8 Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.

1.1.6 Read, view, and listen for information presented in any format (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning.

CC6-8RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CC9-10RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

CC11-12RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

1.1.7 Make sense of information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, and point of view or bias.

CC6-8RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

CC6-8RS/TS5 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 topic.

CC6-8RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text.

CC6-8RS/TS7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).

CC6-8RS/TS8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

CC6-8RS/TS9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

CC9-10RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text's explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

CC9-10RS/TS5 Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).

CC9-10RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CC11-12RS/TS2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.

CC11-12RS/TS5 Analyze how the text structures information or ideas into categories or hierarchies, demonstrating understanding of the information or ideas.

CC11-12RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved.

CC11-12RS/TS7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

1.1.8 Demonstrate mastery of technology tools to access information and pursue inquiry.  
1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.  

1.2 Dispositions in Action    

AASL Learning Standards

Common Core Standard(s) ©

1.2.1 Display initiative and engagement by posing questions and investigating the answers beyond the collection of superficial facts.

CC6-8RS/TS3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CC9-10RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

CC11-12RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

1.2.2 Demonstrate confidence and self-direction by making independent choices in the selection of resources and information.  
1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.

CC9-10RS/TS7 Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.

1.2.4 Maintain a critical stance by questioning the validity and accuracy of all information.

CC6-8RS/TS8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.

CC9-10RS/TS8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author's claim or a recommendation for solving a scientific or technical problem.

CC9-10RS/TS9 Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

CC11-12RS/TS8 Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.

1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.

CC6-8RS/TS3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CC9-10RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

CC11-12RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

1.2.6 Display emotional resilience by persisting in information searching despite challenges.  
1.2.7 Display persistence by continuing to pursue information to gain a broad perspective.  

1.3 Responsibilities    

AASL Learning Standards

Common Core Standard(s) ©

1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.  
1.3.2 Seek divergent perspectives during information gathering and assessment.  
1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.  
1.3.4 Contribute to the exchange of ideas within the learning community.  
1.3.5 Use information technology responsibly.  

1.4 Self-Assessment Strategies    

AASL Learning Standards

Common Core Standard(s) ©

1.4.1 Monitor own information seeking processes for effectiveness and progress, and adapt as necessary.

CC6-8RS/TS3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CC9-10RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

CC11-12RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process.  
1.4.3 Monitor gathered information and assess for gaps or weaknesses.

CC6-8RS/TS3 Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

CC9-10RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks attending to special cases or exceptions defined in the text.

CC11-12RS/TS1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.

CC11-12RS/TS3 Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.

CC11-12RS/TS6 Analyze the author's purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, identifying important issues that remain unresolved.

1.4.4 Seek appropriate help when needed.  

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