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1.3.1 CCR Anchor Standards for Reading and Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12

The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy also include a set of College and Career Readiness (CCR) Anchor Standards for each of the strands.  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 content area literacy standards relate.

Download a handy reference chart with all of the College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards.

Review the ten CCR Anchor Standards for Reading that are included in the following chart. They also correspond directly in a one-to-one relationship to the ten Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12 (RH), which develop and support literacy in the history/social studies, while preparing students for college and career.

  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.

*Note that the anchor standards are abbreviated as follows:

CCSS (Common Core State Standards).ELA-Literacy (subject).CCRA (College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards).R (Reading).1 (standard #)

Time to Try

Download and print the Comparison Chart of CCR Anchor Standards for Reading with the CA CCSS Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12 (RH). Compare the Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6–12 with the CCR Anchor Standards for Reading. Notice how many of the standards in this section include specific language related to history/social studies. Review these standards by grade band and underline or highlight this specific language on your chart.