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CT.CC.RST.11-12.Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas RST.11-12.8. Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or
technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging
conclusions with other sources of information.
RST.11-12.9. Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments,
simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving
conflicting information when possible.
Craft and Structure RST.11-12.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and
phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades
11-12 texts and topics.
CT.CC.WHST.11-12.Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Production and Distribution of Writing WHST.11-12.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and
style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Research to Build and Present Knowledge WHST.11-12.7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question
(including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when
appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the
subject under investigation.
Text Types and Purposes WHST.11-12.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical
events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. WHST.11-12.2(a) Introduce a topic and organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so
that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole;
include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia
when useful to aiding comprehension.
WHST.11-12.2(b) Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant
facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and
examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
WHST.11-12.2(c) Use varied transitions and sentence structures to link the major sections of
the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and
WHST.11-12.2(d) Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary and techniques such as
metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic; convey a
knowledgeable stance in a style that responds to the discipline and context as well as
to the expertise of likely readers.
WHST.11-12.2(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the
information or explanation provided (e.g., articulating implications or the significance
of the topic).