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LAFS.6.RI.2.5

Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text
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 , ST , MC item(s)
  • N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to analyze the purpose ofspecific sentences, paragraphs, chapters, or sections. Items may ask the student to consider the effect of a particular sentence,paragraph, chapter, or section on the overall structure and meaning. Items should focus on how specific structural elements work together and/or help to develop ideas.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with one ormore grade-appropriate informational texts. 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 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

    Explain how a specific element contributes to overall structure and development of the text’s ideas. The part of 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 a sentence, chapter, paragraph, or section of a text and then select a description of how it fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the text’s ideas. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases from the text and then to select an explanation for how they contribute to the development of the text’s structure and meaning. 
    Multiple Choice
    • Requires the student to select how a sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section contributes to overall structure and meaning. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by matching text elements to explanations of how they develop the text’s ideas.