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Unit 3: Building Content Literacy in the Technical Subjects, 6–12 Reading

This unit focuses on understanding the standards that support building content literacy within technical subjects through reading in grades 6–12.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES FOR UNIT 3

  Throughout and upon completion of Unit 3, you will:

  • Examine the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading to understand how they define the literacy expectations for students entering college and careers and provide the foundation for the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects in grades 6–12
  • Understand the organizational structure, content, and intent of the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for grades 6–12
  • Understand that “reading texts” within the technical disciplines often goes beyond the written word
  • Explore teachers’ ideas of incorporating the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for grades 6–12 into lesson plans
  • Develop an action plan for incorporating the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects for grades 6–12 into your content curriculum  

 

 

Before beginning this unit, download, print, read, and highlight the standards for your grade band from the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6–12 (pages 81–84) and the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading (page 80) in the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy.