Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, & Technical Subjects Crosswalk - Grades 6-8

Common Core Standard © AASL Standard(s)

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS1 Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.

2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.

3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world contexts.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS1a Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS1b Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.

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

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.

2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

2.2.3 Employ a critical stance in drawing conclusions by demonstrating that the pattern of evidence leads to a decision or conclusion.

2.3.3 Use valid information and reasoned conclusions to make ethical decisions.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS1c Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS1d Establish and maintain a formal style.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS1e Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

3.4.2 Assess the quality and effectiveness of the learning product.

4.2.3 Maintain openness to new ideas by considering divergent opinions, changing opinions or conclusions when evidence supports the change, and seeking information about new ideas encountered through academic or personal experiences.

4.4.4 Interpret new information based on cultural and social context.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2 Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.

3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world contexts.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2a Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.

4.1.6 Organize personal knowledge in a way that can be called upon easily.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2b Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

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

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.

2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

2.2.3 Employ a critical stance in drawing conclusions by demonstrating that the pattern of evidence leads to a decision or conclusion.

2.3.3 Use valid information and reasoned conclusions to make ethical decisions.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2c Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2e Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.

2.1.3 Use strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real world situations, and further investigations.

2.1.6 Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings.

2.4.3 Recognize new knowledge and understanding.

3.1.3 Use writing and speaking skills to communicate new understandings effectively.

3.4.2 Assess the quality and effectiveness of the learning product.

4.2.3 Maintain openness to new ideas by considering divergent opinions, changing opinions or conclusions when evidence supports the change, and seeking information about new ideas encountered through academic or personal experiences.

4.4.4 Interpret new information based on cultural and social context.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS2f Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

 

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.

4.3.2 Recognize that resources are created for a variety of purposes.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.

1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.

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

1.4.2 Use interaction with and feedback from teachers and peers to guide own inquiry process.

2.1.5 Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems.

4.3.2 Recognize that resources are created for a variety of purposes.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and present the relationships between information and ideas clearly and efficiently.

2.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize information.

3.1.4 Use technology and other information tools to organize and display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

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.

1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.

2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.

2.1.2 Organize knowledge so that it is useful.

2.2.4 Demonstrate personal productivity by completing products to express learning.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

1.1.4 Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions.

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

1.2.3 Demonstrate creativity by using multiple resources and formats.

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

1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers.

1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS9 Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.

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

2.1.1 Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge.

CC6-8WH/SS/S/TS10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for reflection and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

 

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