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LAFS.6.RL.2.5

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.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
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 analyze the purpose ofspecific sentences, scenes, or stanzas. Items may ask the student to consider the effect of a particular sentence, scene, or stanza on the overall structure and meaning. Items should focus on how specific structural elements create a comprehensive picture ofthe theme, setting, or plot.
  • 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

    Analyze and explain how a specific element of a text contributes to overall structure and development of the theme, setting, or plot. The part of the text to be analyzed may be provided.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases in the text that contribute to the development of a particular theme, setting, or plot.
    • Requires the student to select an explanation of how a sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and then select a description of how it contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select a theme, setting, or plot and to select sentences or phrases that contribute to the development of that theme, setting, or plot. 
    Multiple Choice
    • Requires the student to select an explanation of how a sentence, scene, or stanza contributes to overall structure and meaning. 
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple inferences about how a sentence, scene, or stanza contributes to overall structure and meaning. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by matching theme, setting, and plot elements with structural elements that help to develop them.