Common Core and Student News Daily

How Student News Daily Fulfills Common Core Standards:

StudentNewsDaily article questions vary by the day’s news and its topic, but always include comprehension and critical thinking questions and cover one or more general Anchor Standards as well as History/Social Studies standards for Grade 9-10 and 11-12.

(scroll down below the chart for detailed information)

Daily News Article Tuesday World Events Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias Thursday’s Editorial Friday’s News Quiz Friday’s Editorial Cartoon
Reading
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Writing
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Speaking and Listening
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Language
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ELA Standards – History/Social Studies – Grade 9-10
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ELA Standards – History/Social Studies – Grade 11-12
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From The Common Core website:

Students must be immersed in information about the world around them if they are to develop the strong general knowledge and vocabulary they need to become successful readers and be prepared for college, career, and life. Informational texts play an important part in building students’ content knowledge. Further, it is vital for students to have extensive opportunities to build knowledge through texts so they can learn independently.

The Common Core emphasizes using evidence from texts to present careful analyses, well-defended claims, and clear information. Rather than asking students questions they can answer solely from their prior knowledge and experience, the standards call for students to answer questions that depend on their having read the texts with care. The Common Core standards expect a command of sequence and detail that are essential for effective argumentative and informative writing. The standards focus on evidence-based writing along with the ability to inform and persuade. (corestandards.org/other-resources/key-shifts-in-english-language-arts)

StudentNewsDaily resources fulfill these requirements.


ANCHOR STANDARDS

StudentNewsDaily materials fulfill many of the Common Core Anchor Standards (CCRA: College & Career Readiness Anchor standards). Teachers take a multifaceted approach to teaching current events by assigning StudentNewsDaily “Daily News Articles” or “Tuesday’s World Events” news articles and their accompanying questions as:

  • independent class assignments
  • pairs or small group work
  • class discussion and/or debate
  • individual homework assignments

StudentNewsDaily’s “Daily News Articles” and weekly “World Events” – informational texts – are accompanied by comprehension and critical thinking questions. StudentNewsDaily articles and accompanying questions, background material and resources (including news videos, maps and sometimes charts and graphs) fulfill many of the Common Core Anchor Standards (referred to as Anchor Standards).

Anchor Standards covered by StudentNewsDaily resources include:

Reading

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1 Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Daily News Article and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.2 Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Thursday’s Editorial and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.3 Analyze how and why individuals, events, or ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.

Daily News Article and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.4 Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

Daily News Article and questions and Thursday’s Editorial and questions many times fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.5 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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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.7 Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

Daily News Article and questions and Tuesday’s World Events and questions often fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.8 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.

Thursday’s Editorial and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.9 Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.

Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias and questions often fulfill this requirement; Thursday’s Editorial and questions may also do so depending on the article/questions.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Daily News Article and questions and Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias and questions may fulfill this requirement. (Students demonstrate “proficiently” by doing well on Friday’s News Quiz.)

Writing (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W)
corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/W

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.1 Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.

Thursday’s Editorial and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.

Thursday’s Editorial and questions and Daily News Article and questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Letter to the Editor assignment found under Resources fulfills this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

When included, the Optional and/or Challenge questions for a Daily News Article or Tuesday’s World Events may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

When included, the Optional and/or Challenge questions for a Daily News Article or Tuesday’s World Events may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

When included, the Optional and/or Challenge questions for a Daily News Article or Tuesday’s World Events may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.W.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Speaking & Listening (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL)
corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/SL

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.1 Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.

Daily News ArticleTuesday’s World EventsWednesday’s Example of Media Bias or Thursday’s Editorial and accompanying questions may fulfill this requirement if students work in pairs or groups on the assignment.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.2 Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Daily News Article and questions and Tuesday’s World Events and questions often fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.

Daily News Articles and questions on specific news stories (e.g. the President’s annual State of the Union address) would fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.5 Make strategic use of digital media and visual displays of data to express information and enhance understanding of presentations.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.SL.6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

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Language (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L)
corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/L

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.1 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Daily News ArticleTuesday’s World EventsWednesday’s Example of Media Bias or Thursday’s Editorial and accompanying questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Daily News ArticleTuesday’s World EventsWednesday’s Example of Media Bias or Thursday’s Editorial and accompanying questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.3 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Daily News Article and questions often fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Friday’s Editorial Cartoon and questions and Thursday’s Editorial and questions many times fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.L.6 Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

Daily News Article, Tuesday’s World EventsWednesday’s Example of Media Bias or Thursday’s Editorial and accompanying questions may fulfill this requirement.


COMMON CORE HISTORY/SOCIAL STUDIES

The Common Core website also states:

…Grades 6-12 are covered in two content area-specific sections, the first for the English language arts teacher and the second for teachers of history/social studies, science, and technical subjects.

Each section uses the same CCRA (College & Career Readiness Anchor) standards but also includes grade-specific standards tuned to the literacy requirements of the particular discipline(s). (corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/introduction/how-to-read-the-standards)

StudentNewsDaily materials align with Common Core History/Social Studies Standards:

ELA Standards – History/Social Studies – Grade 9-10
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10 (corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/9-10)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

Daily News Article and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

Daily News Article and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3 Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary describing political, social, or economic aspects of history/social science.

Daily News Article and questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.5 Analyze how a text uses structure to emphasize key points or advance an explanation or analysis.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.6 Compare the point of view of two or more authors for how they treat the same or similar topics, including which details they include and emphasize in their respective accounts.

Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias and questions and Thursday’s Editorial and questions can fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7 Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.8 Assess the extent to which the reasoning and evidence in a text support the author’s claims.

Thursday’s Editorial and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.9 Compare and contrast treatments of the same topic in several primary and secondary sources.

Wednesday’s Example of Media Bias and questions and Thursday’s Editorial and questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.10 By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 9-10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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ELA Standards – History/Social Studies – Grade 11-12
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12 (corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RH/11-12)

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.1 Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, connecting insights gained from specific details to an understanding of the text as a whole.

Daily News Article and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.2 Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary that makes clear the relationships among the key details and ideas.

Daily News Article and questions fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.3 Evaluate various explanations for actions or events and determine which explanation best accords with textual evidence, acknowledging where the text leaves matters uncertain.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including analyzing how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term over the course of a text (e.g., how Madison defines faction in Federalist No. 10).

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.5 Analyze in detail how a complex primary source is structured, including how key sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text contribute to the whole.

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6 Evaluate authors’ differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors’ claims, reasoning, and evidence.

Daily News Articles and questions on specific news stories dealing with historical events could fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

Daily News Article and questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.8 Evaluate an author’s premises, claims, and evidence by corroborating or challenging them with other information.

Thursday’s Editorial and questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.9 Integrate information from diverse sources, both primary and secondary, into a coherent understanding of an idea or event, noting discrepancies among sources.

Daily News Article and questions may fulfill this requirement.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.10 By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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