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1 Sixth Grade Reading Standards for Literature: Key Ideas and Details Essential Questions: 1. Why do readers read? 2. How do readers construct meaning? Essential cite, textual evidence, explicitly, inferences, analyze, theme, central idea, details, summary, personal opinion, judgment, drama, plot, episodes, series, resolution College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 1 for Reading: 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. RL.6.1: Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. quote accurately from a text when explaining and drawing inferences. cite textual evidence explicitly inferences analyze that inferences may be supported using evidence from the text. that explicit textual evidence can be accurately cited. read closely to determine textual evidence to support analysis and inferences. cite specific evidence correctly.

2 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 2 for Reading: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas. RL.6.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; write a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments. determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details. recognize how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges. identify how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic. summarize a text. theme central idea details summary personal opinion judgment that a central idea is conveyed through supporting details. that summaries of text do not include personal opinions or judgments. find the central idea and supporting details. write summary without personal opinions and judgments.

3 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 3 for Reading: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text. RL.6.3: Describe how a particular story s or drama s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward resolution. students need to describe in depth characters, settings, or events in a story or drama drawing on specific details. compare and contrast characters, settings, or events in a story or drama drawing on specific details. drama plot episodes series resolution that all stories have a plot that unfolds as the story progresses and moves towards a resolution. that events in the story or episode change characters. identify specific events within the plot that are critical to the overall story and resolution. describe character s actions and reactions as they pertain to the events.

4 Sixth Grade Reading Standards for Literature Text: Craft and Structure Essential Questions: How does word choice impact the overall meaning of the text? How does the author s use of structure affect the meaning of the text? How does the author s point of view and purpose shape and direct the text? Essential figurative language, metaphors, similes, idioms, connotative meanings, tone, sentence, chapter, scene, stanza, text structure, theme, setting, plot, point of view, narrator, speaker College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 4 for Reading: 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. RL.6.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone. how figurative language is used; metaphors and similes. figurative language metaphors similes idioms connotative meanings tone that analysis of word choice is supported by evidence from a text. that author s word choice is an indicator of tone. that context clues can be used to determine the meaning of words and phrases. figurative language and connotative meanings are different than literal definitions and add depth to the text. examine and use the author s word choice as an indicator of tone. use context clues to determine the meaning of words and phrases, and use a dictionary to verify definition. give examples of figurative language using metaphors, similes, and idioms. show how the context of specific words can alter the connotation.

5 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 5 for Reading: 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. RL.6.5: Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. describe the structure of a story, drama, or poem. sentence chapter scene stanza text structure theme setting plot that something as small as a single sentence can convey the overall meaning of a novel. that literary structures and elements work together to advance a literary text. that themes are conveyed through particular details. that literary text develops through a series of events. that using evidence from literary text aids analysis of structure. evaluate how parts of a novel, drama, or poem work together to form a whole text. determine how a theme is conveyed through particular details. explain how a literary text develops in a series of events. use evidence from literary texts to support analysis of text structure. College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 6 for Reading: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. RL.6.6: Explain how an author develops the points of view of the narrator or speaker in a text. identify the narrator s or speaker s point of view. describe how the speaker s point of view influences the story. evaluate a text based on the narrator s point of view. point of view narrator speaker that an author develops a point of view throughout the text. evaluate the point of view of the narrator as conveyed by the author. explain how the author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker.

6 Sixth Grade Reading Standards for Literature: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas Essential Questions: How does analyzing diverse media help us to build our own knowledge? How does the use of evidence impact the author s claim? How does analyzing more than one text help us to interpret the author s intent and build our knowledge? Essential story, drama, poem, audio, video, live version, perception, compare, contrast, genre, historic novel, fantasy, traditional, contemporary, theme, topic College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 7 for Reading: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words. RL.6.7: Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they see and hear when reading the text to what they perceive when they listen or watch. analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text. compare contrast story drama poem audio video live version perception that story details may be presented in the various media formats. that stories told in different media formats may vary. identify the similarities and differences of a written text as compared to an audio, video, or live version of the same text. compare and contrast story details from various media formats.

7 College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 8 for Reading: 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. RL.6.8: (This standard is not applicable to literature) College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 9 for Reading: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the author takes. (IEFA)RL.6.9: Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g. stories and poems; historic novels and fantasy stories; traditional and contemporary stories by and about American Indians) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics. recognize similarities and differences in themes and topics when reading stories of the same genre including stories by and about American Indians. compare contrast genre historic novel fantasy traditional contemporary theme topic that stories of different forms or genres can have similar themes or topics. that different forms or genres can be compared and contrasted based on topics, ideas, and themes. identify similar themes and topics in different forms and genres. compare and contrast different forms or genres based on topics, ideas, and themes including stories by and about American Indians.

8 Sixth Grade Reading Standards for Literature: Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity Essential Questions: How does reading add meaning to your life? How do readers adapt when text becomes more complex? Essential College and Career Readiness Anchor Standard 10 for Reading: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently. RL.6.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. read a variety of selfselected and assigned text at the 4-5 complexity band. read and comprehend text with steadily increasing complexity. that in order to read at your grade level you must practice reading independently. that as text complexity increases a variety of strategies may be used to increase comprehension including scaffolding from an adult. read self-selected and assigned literary text independently and proficiently at the high end of grades 6-8 band with scaffolding as needed at the high end range. establish and/or maintain a reading habit. read a wide variety of texts for a variety of purposes including pleasure.

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