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LAFS.6.RL.1.3

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 a resolution.
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 , EBSR , MS , ST , MC item(s)
    N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to use details from the text to explain how a character responds as the plot unfolds. Items may ask how a story’s plot develops over time. Items may ask for support that is directly stated in the text or ask the student to drawinferences. Items should not ask general questions about plot and character.
  • 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 this standard (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

    Interpret details from the text to make or support an analysis about plot or character development. The inference may be provided.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text that provide details to support an inference about character or plot development.
    • Requires the student to select details from two portions of the text to show how a character changes or how a plot unfolds overtime. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select an analysis about character and/or plot development and then to select words or phrases from the text that provide support for the analysis. 

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an analysis about character and/or plot development. 
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple details to support an analysis of character and/or plot development. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by matching analyses of character or plot development with supporting details from the text.

    Task Demand

    Determine how a character responds to key events in a story’s plot or changes as the story progresses. The key events may be provided.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text that provide details to support an inference about how a character responds to key events in the story.
    • Requires the student to select details from two portions of the text to show how a character changes or how a plot unfolds over time. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select an analysis about how a character changes or responds to key events and then to select words or phrases from the text that provide support for the analysis. 
    Multiple Choice
    • Requires the student to select a correct inference about how a character responds to key events in the story. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by matching analyses of how a character changes or responds to key events with supporting details from the text.