Critical Thinking

Looking at a problem in a new way, linking learning across subjects and disciplines

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Anchor Standards

Strand: Reading: Informational Text
Sub Area: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse formats and media, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Strand: Reading: Informational Text
Sub Area: Craft and Structure

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
  • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Strand: Writing
Sub Area: Text Type & Purposes

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
  • Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
  • Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
Strand: Writing
Sub Area: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards
  • Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
  • Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
  • Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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