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CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9 Draw Evidence From...

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9 - Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9.a - Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres [e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories] in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics”).

 

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9.b - Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not”).

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

Title: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9 Draw Evidence From Literary Or Informational Texts... Writing - 6th 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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