Students should be able to:
- (apply) ...different ways of analyzing texts.
- ...identify the main and supporting ideas of texts.
- Give an account of the gist of a text.
- Specify appropriate details for relevant purposes.
- Summarise the information they obtained from a text.
- Develop an awareness of their own response to texts and analyse and justify that response.
- Indicate aspects of the narrative which they found significant and attempt to explain fully the meaning thus generated.
- Compare texts in different genres on the same theme.
- Determine two or more central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to provide a complex analysis; provide an objective summary of the text.
That's Finland, New South Wales, Ireland and Common Core. If you ask me, the Irish are the clear winner here both in terms of decomposing the issue and and just superior writing. NWS's version seems sufficient. Finland is kind of on its own planet. It is the tone of CC that is most jarring. It is the only one that says "I am a controlling, rigor-obsessed asshole."