Common Core Standards
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social
Studies 6th Grade
Key Ideas and Details
1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis
of primary and secondary sources. (6-8.RH.1)
Lesson A
Use Text Evidence
To Support Analysis of Primary and Secondary Sources
2. Determine the central ideas or information of a
primary or secondary source; provide an accurate
summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge
or opinions. (6-8.RH.2)
Lesson B
Determine the Central Ideas and Supporting Details
In Primary and Secondary Sources
Lesson C
Primary Sources
Secondary Sources
3. Identify key steps in a text’s description of a
process related to history/social studies (e.g., how a
bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or
lowered). (6-8.RH.3)
Lesson D
Read Procedural Text
Identify Steps in a Process
Craft and Structure
4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as
they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific
to domains related to history/social studies.
Lesson A
Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases
5. Describe how a text presents information (e.g.,
sequentially, comparatively, causally). (6-8.RH.5
Lesson B
Text Structure
Compare and Contrast
Cause and Effect
6. Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author’s
point of view or purpose (e.g., loaded language,
inclusion or avoidance of particular facts). (6-8.RH.6)
Lesson C
Identify Author’s Point of View or Purpose
Loaded Language
Choice of Facts
Bandwagon Approach
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
7. Integrate visual information (e.g., in charts,
graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other
information in print and digital texts. (6-8.RH.7)
Lesson A
Integrate Information from Visual Media
8. Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned
judgment in a text. (6-8.RH.8)
Lesson B
Think Critically
Distinguish Among Fact, Opinion, Reasoned Judgment
9. Analyze the relationship between a primary and
secondary source on the same topic. (6-8.RH.9)
Lesson C
Compare Primary and Secondary Sources
10. By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend
history/social studies texts in the grades 6–8 text
complexity band independently and proficiently. (6-8.