The list below outlines the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) reinforced by the Independent Reading Project:
CCSS.ELA – RL.7-8.1 Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
CCSS.ELA – RL.7-8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
CCSS.ELA – RL.7-8.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
CCSS.ELA – RL.7-8.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
CCSS.ELA – W.7-8.1 Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence.
CCSS.ELA – W.7-8.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA – W.7-8.5 With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.
CCSS.ELA – W.7-8.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and link to and cite sources as well as to interact and collaborate with others, including linking to and citing sources
CCSS.ELA – L.7-8.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA – L.7-8.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.