Standards in this strand: -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Key Ideas and Details: --
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. --
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. --
Identify key steps in a text's description of a process related to history/social studies (., how a bill becomes law, how interest rates are raised or lowered). Craft and Structure: --
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies. --
Describe how a text presents information (., sequentially, comparatively, causally). --
Identify aspects of a text that reveal an author's point of view or purpose (., loaded language, inclusion or avoidance of particular facts). Integration of Knowledge and Ideas: --
Integrate visual information (., in charts, graphs, photographs, videos, or maps) with other information in print and digital texts. --
Distinguish among fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in a text. --
Analyze the relationship between a primary and secondary source on the same topic. Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity: --
By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
After becoming a teacher it became pretty clear that no one outside of education can understand just how brutal and time-consuming it is to be a teacher — especially when it comes to grading essays. But on the flip-side most teachers don't know how or where technology can help them. Or worse, they're surrounded by all this awful technology that's been forced upon them. My district's attendance system required three separate logins! Three! Argghh! Last year I had four sections of the same Senior English prep. That meant 96 papers would come in all at once. I was super-passionate about getting these regular-level students ready for the rigors of college so I would find myself spending 15, 20, 30 minutes per paper. That multiplied by 96 is insane. That's where came from — as a teacher I felt the same pain you're feeling but my programming background allowed me to see where a little bit of technology could go a long way.