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LAFS.6.RL.3.9

Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
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 , MS , ST , MC item(s)
  • N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to analyze similarities and differencesin how texts approach the similar themes or topics. Items may require the student to use key details to explain how texts are similar or different in their approach. Items should not simply ask the student to identify common themes or topics. Items should be developed with text sets from different genres.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with two ormore grade-appropriate literary texts in different forms and genres. Texts may vary in complexity.
  • 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 the similarities and differences in how two texts present, treat, or develop similar themes or topics. The theme or topic may be provided.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases from each text that show similarities or differences in how two texts present, treat, and/or develop themes or topics.
    • Requires the student to select a correct explanation of how two or more texts treat a theme or topic and to select sentences or phrases from each text that show similarities or differences. 
    Multiple Choice
    • Requires the student to select a correct explanation of how two or more texts treat a theme or topic.
    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases that show similarities or differences in how two texts present, treat, and/or develop themes or topics. 
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple sentences or phrases that show similarities or differences in how two texts present, treat, and/or develop themes or topics. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing and contrasting how two texts present, treat, or develop a theme or topic.