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LAFS.6.RL.1.2

Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes

TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Item Type(s): This benchmark will be assessed using: TM , MS , ST , MC item(s)
    N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to determine a theme or central idea and how it is conveyed through key details. Themes or central ideas may be explicitly or implicitly stated in the text. Itemsshould focus on specific details used to convey theme or central idea and not the manner in which the author handles them. Items may ask the student to summarize all or part of the text.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with one ormore grade-appropriate literary texts. Texts may vary incomplexity.
  • Response Mechanisms :
    The Enhanced Item Descriptions section on page 3 provides a list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess thisstandard (excluding the Editing Task Choice item type). The Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not limited to, the examples below.
  • Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :

    Task Demand

    Determine a theme or central idea that is explicitly or implicitly stated in the text and determine how specific details from the text contribute to how it is conveyed.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select a theme or central idea and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the theme or central idea. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table that shows the connections between a theme or central idea and key details.
    Task Demand

    Provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select the best objective summary of the text.
    • Requires the student to select a statement that should be included in an objective summary of the text. 
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple statements that should be included in an objective summary of the text. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table that reflects an accurate summary of the text.