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1.2 Overview of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy

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To help you implement the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy in history/social studies lessons, it is important to examine the document and its organization. Please download the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy to examine the sections outlined below.

 

  • Introduction: pp. 1–8
    The introduction includes helpful information to better understand the purpose and intent of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy.
     
  • Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects K–5: pp. 9–39
    The K–5 standards were developed with the intent that they would be delivered in all elementary content areas.

    The elementary section is further divided into four strands with the corresponding abbreviations and page numbers:
    1. Reading pp. 10–19
      • Reading Standards for Literature (RL): pp. 11–13
      • Reading Standards for Informational Text (RI): pp. 14–16
      • Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (RF) : pp. 17–19
    2. Writing (W): pp. 20–25
    3. Speaking and Listening (SL): pp. 26–30
    4. Language (L): pp. 31–39
       
  • Standards for English Language Arts 6–12: pp. 45–75
    The grades six through twelve (6–12) English Language Arts section is designed primarily for secondary English teachers
     
  • Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6–12: pp. 79–89
    The Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6–12 were designed primarily for these content teachers to aid in the development of discipline-specific communication skills with the intent that teaching literacy as a shared responsibility among all content teachers is essential for students’ academic achievement.