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3.4 Reading Standard 3: Multistep Procedures

Examine CCR Anchor Standard 3 below. Then note how it aligns with Reading Standard 3 for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects as shown in the chart that follows. Notice in particular how the standards scaffold student reading expectations within the technical subject content areas to prepare them for college and career.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
 

 

CA CCSS Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 612 CCR Anchor Standards for Reading
Grades 68 Grades 910

Grades 11–12
 

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3. Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks. 3. 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. 3. 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. 3. Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Notice how the standard builds across the grade bands in increasingly complex expectations of students’ abilities to engage in procedures. The expectation of the student progresses from being able to demonstrate that they can follow the procedure, to being able to make decisions on adjustments to the procedure, to finally being able to analyze their results in following the procedure.