Common Core Standards
6th Grade Reading Standards
for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Key Ideas and Details
1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of
science and technical texts. (6-8.RST.1)
Lesson A
Use Text Evidence
To Support Analysis of Science Texts
To Support Analysis of Technical Texts
2. Determine the central ideas or conclusions of a test;
provide an accurate summary of the text distinct from
prior knowledge or opinions. (6-8.RST.2)
Lesson B
Determine the Central Ideas or Conclusions
Lesson C
3. Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying
out experiments, taking measurements, or performing
technical tasks. (6-8.RST.3)
Lesson D
Use Procedural Text
Carry Out an Experiment
Take Measurements
Perform a Technical Task
Craft and Structure
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 6–8 texts and topics. (6-8.RST.4)
Lesson A
Determine the Meaning of Content Words, Terms, and
5. Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a
text, including how the major sections contribute to
the whole and to an understanding of the topic.
Lesson B
Analyze Text Structure
Compare and Contrast
Cause and Effect
6. Analyze the author’s purpose in providing an
explanation, describing a procedure, or discussing an
experiment in a text. (6-8.RST.6)
Lesson C
Author’s Purpose
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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). (6-8.RST.7)
Lesson A
Integrate Visual and Verbal Information
8. Distinguish among facts, reasoned judgment based
on research findings, and speculation in a text.
Lesson B
Think Critically
Distinguish Among Facts, Reasoned Judgment, and
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. (6-8.RST.9)
Lesson C
Compare Information from Reading Text with
Information from Multimedia Sources
10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend
science/technical texts in the grades 6–8 text
complexity band independently and proficiently. (6-8.