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Common Core Science Standards

 


Common Core by Grade Levels



th



11



 and 12



th



9



 and 10



th



 grades



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information 



presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in 



order to address a question or solve a problem.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.



th



 grades



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis 



of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or 



descriptions.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; 



trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; 



provide an accurate summary of the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4 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 togrades 9–10 texts and topics.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5 Analyze the structure of the relationships among 



concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, 



reaction force, energy).



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.6 Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an 



explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the 



question the author seeks to address.



th



th



6



 grades



 - 8



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and 



technical texts.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an 



accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domainspecific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant 



togrades 6–8 texts and topics.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words 



in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, 



graph, or table).



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research 



findings, and speculation in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, 



simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.



th



5



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says 



explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they 



are supported by key details; summarize the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, 



individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on 



specific information in the text.



words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.



comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two 



or more texts.



4



th



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, 



text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.



by key details; summarize the text.



scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information 



in the text.



words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.



cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a 



text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively 



(e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web 



pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it 



appears.



rd



 grade



3



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding 



of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details 



and explain how they support the main idea.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical 



events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using 



language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, 



sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.



nd



2



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, 



when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as 



the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical 



events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing 



how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author 



makes in a text.



1



st



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the 



meaning of words and phrases in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables 



of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in 



a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or 



other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts 



appropriately complex for grade 1.



Kindergarten



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions 



about key details in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and 



retell key details of a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection 



between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

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ACS Climate Science Toolkit Aligned with Common Core Standards




Common Core by Grade Levels



th



11



 and 12



th



9



 and 10



th



 grades



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information 



presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in 



order to address a question or solve a problem.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.



th



 grades



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis 



of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or 



descriptions.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; 



trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; 



provide an accurate summary of the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4 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 togrades 9–10 texts and topics.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5 Analyze the structure of the relationships among 



concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, 



reaction force, energy).



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.6 Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an 



explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the 



question the author seeks to address.



th



th



6



 grades



 - 8



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and 



technical texts.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an 



accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domainspecific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant 



togrades 6–8 texts and topics.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words 



in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, 



graph, or table).



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research 



findings, and speculation in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, 



simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.



th



5



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says 



explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they 



are supported by key details; summarize the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, 



individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on 



specific information in the text.



words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.



comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two 



or more texts.



4



th



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific 



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, 



text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.



by key details; summarize the text.



scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information 



in the text.



words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.



cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a 



text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively 



(e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web 



pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it 



appears.



rd



 grade



3



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding 



of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details 



and explain how they support the main idea.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical 



events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using 



language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, 



sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.



nd



2



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, 



when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as 



the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical 



events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing 



how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author 



makes in a text.



1



st



 grade



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the 



meaning of words and phrases in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables 



of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in 



a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or 



other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts 



appropriately complex for grade 1.



Kindergarten



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions 



about key details in a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and 



retell key details of a text.



• CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection 



between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

 ACS Climate Science Toolkit Aligned with Common Core Standards

Common Core by Grade Levels

 

11th and 12th grades

·        CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.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.

9th and 10th grades

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to the precise details of explanations or descriptions.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; trace the text’s explanation or depiction of a complex process, phenomenon, or concept; provide an accurate summary of the text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.4 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 togrades 9–10 texts and topics.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.5 Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.9-10.6 Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an experiment in a text, defining the question the author seeks to address.

 

 

 

6th - 8th grades

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.2 Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a text; provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from prior knowledge or opinions.

·        CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.4 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 togrades 6–8 texts and topics.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.7 Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, or table).
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.8 Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based on research findings, and speculation in a text.
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RST.6-8.9 Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.

 

5th grade

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

 

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

 

 

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.5 Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

 

 

 

 

4th grade

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3 Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

 

3rd grade

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

 

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

 

 

 

 

2nd grade

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, andhow to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.2 Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.3 Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.7 Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.8 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

 

1st grade

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.4 Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.5 Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10 With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

 

 

 

Kindergarten

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.2 With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

·         CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.K.3 With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.