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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9 Draw Evidence...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9 - Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis reflection, and research.

Authors: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.WHST.6-8.9 Draw Evidence From Informational Texts To Support... Writing in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects - 6th-8th Grade English Language Arts Common Core State Standards

Publisher: National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C.

Copyright Date: 2010

(Page last edited 10/08/2017)

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