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Learn about the African American experience through the arts - and discover the contributions of African Americans to the history and culture of the United States.

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      themes,collections,thematic collections,african american heritage,black history,african-america

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      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.1.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With prompting and support, read prose and poetry of appropriate complexity for grade 1.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.2.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2—3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2—3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.4.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4—5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4—5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6—8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of grade 9, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9—10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 9—10 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.11-12.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 11—CCR text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of the grades 11—CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.7.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.1.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2—3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2—3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4—5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4—5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.2a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/ effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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-Literacy.W.8.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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-Literacy.W.9-10.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.1.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      With guidance and support from adults, recall information from experiences or gather information from provided sources to answer a question.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres [e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories] in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.11-12.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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 discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
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