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3.5 Unit 3 Summary

In this unit, you explored how to implement the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy in civics and government, economics, and geography. Review the summary of key concepts from the unit below:

  • The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy identify the importance of developing discipline-specific literacy skills. History/social studies contains four main disciplines: civics and government, economics, geography, and history.
  • Each of the disciplines of history/social studies calls for close reading of texts, but the types of texts, questions asked, and how they are approached differs by discipline.
  • Instruction can effectively blend the teaching of civics and the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy by calling for students to actively participate in activities that strengthen reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills in the context of civic dialogue, debate, persuasion and action.
  • The requirements of the CCSS have the potential not only to enhance core literacy competencies, but also to strengthen the teaching of economics as well.
  • Geography and literacy education both focus on strengthening and building vocabulary, reinforcement of reading and writing strategies, practical application of comprehension skills, supplying nonfiction reading and writing topics