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Due to its emphasis on figurative language, I call this anchor standard the Ray Bradbury standard.

Common Core L.CCR.5 Explained

L.CCR.5 — that’s the 5th (and penultimate!) College and Career Readiness anchor standard within the Language strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — says: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. Ray Bradbury was dominating this standard from the day he was born. In fact, before he passed away, Ray wrote […]

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Common Core R.CCR.8 Explained

R.CCR.8 — that’s the eighth College/Career Readiness anchor standard within the Reading strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — reads as follows: 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. This is a […]

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Common Core R.CCR.5 Explained

R.CCR.5 — that’s the fifth College/Career Readiness anchor standard within the Reading strand of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy — reads as follows: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole. […]

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