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3.1 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

As stated earlier in the module, the CCR Anchor Standards define the literacy expectations for students entering college and careers and provide the foundation for the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy. They are the common broad standards to which the specific grade and subject standards relate. Take a few moments to explore the anchor standards for Reading through the links below and consider how each applies to the students you teach.
 

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading

  1. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.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. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  3. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  4. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
  5. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.5 Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
  6. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
  7. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  8. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.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.
  9. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
  10. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

The intent of the Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6–12 is to develop and support literacy in the content areas and prepare students for college and career. Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of the subjects and be proficient in writing for specific disciplines.

Download Comparing the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading with the CA CCSS Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6–12 for use in this unit as you explore these standards in depth.

Time to Try

Using the downloaded chart, compare the Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6–12 (organized by grade band) with the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading (all grades). Notice how many of these standards include specific language related to technical subjects. Review the standards by grade band and underline or highlight this specific language on your chart.