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- Key Ideas and Details
- ELA.6.1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the literary text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- ELA.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a literary text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
- ELA.6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of events and how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
- ELA.6.4 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the informational text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
- ELA.6.5 Determine a central idea of an informational text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
- ELA.6.6 Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and developed in an informational text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
- Craft and Structure
- ELA.6.7 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a literary text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.
- ELA.6.8 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a literary text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
- ELA.6.9 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a literary text.
- ELA.6.10 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in an informational text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
- ELA.6.11 Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of an informational text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
- ELA.6.12 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in an informational text and explain how it is communicated in the text.
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- ELA.6.13 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 literary text, including contrasting what is “seen” and “heard” when reading the text to what is perceived when listening or watching.
- ELA.6.14 Compare and contrast literary texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories, poems, historical novels, and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
- ELA.6.15 Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually and/or quantitatively) and in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
- ELA.6.16 Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in an informational text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
- ELA.6.17 Compare and contrast two authors’ presentations of events (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person) in informational text.
- Range of Reading and Text Complexity
- ELA.6.18 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 6–8 text complexity range proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
- ELA.6.19 By the end of the year, read and comprehend nonfiction and other informational texts in the grades 6–8 text complexity range proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.