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These Focus Standards have been selected for the unit from the Common Core State Standards.

Grade 6

   •    RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator in a text.
   •    RI.6.3: Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
   •    RI.6.9: Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
   •    W.6.1: Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a.    Introduce claim(s) and organize the reasons and evidence clearly.
b.    Support claim(s) with clear reasons and relevant evidence, using credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c.    Use words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationships among claim(s) and reasons.
d.    Establish and maintain a formal style.
e.    Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the argument presented.

   •    W.6.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 6 on page 52.)

   •    SL.6.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

   •    L.6.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
   •    L.6.4(c): Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
   •    L.6.4(d): Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

Grade 7


RL.7.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
RI 7.3 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
RI7.9 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

W7.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a.    Introduce claim(s), acknowledge alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
b.    Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c.    Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), reasons, and evidence.
d.    Establish and maintain a formal style.
e.    Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

W7.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 7 on page 52.)

SL.7.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.

L7.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 7 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
c.    Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
d.    Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).

Grade 8


RL.8.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.
RI 8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
RI8.9 Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

W8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
a.    Introduce claim(s), acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.
b.    Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant evidence, using accurate, credible sources and demonstrating an understanding of the topic or text.
c.    Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
d.    Establish and maintain a formal style.
e.    Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the argument presented.

W8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 8 on page 52.)

   •    Define the word heritage and review the word culture.
   •    Explore U.S. immigrant experiences through historical fiction and nonfiction texts.
   •    Analyze multiple accounts of U.S. immigration from different points of view and describe important similarities and differences in the details they provide.
   •    Conduct interviews to gather information from human “primary sources” (e.g., with family members).
   •    Summarize information gleaned from interviews.
   •    Explain the importance of oral tradition.
   •    Conduct research on countries from which family members emigrated.
   •    Write arguments about the proposition that America is a “land of opportunity.”
   •    Define related words and identify their parts of speech (e.g., migrate, immigrate, emigrate, etc.).

     
SL.8.3: Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence and identifying when irrelevant evidence is introduced.


L8.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words or phrases based on grade 8 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
c.    Consult general and specialized reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
d.    Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).


Source: http://commoncore.org/maps/unit/grade_6_unit_3
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