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LAFS.6.RI.2.6

Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
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 item(s)
    N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to determine the author’s point of view or purpose in a text and to explain the strategies the author uses to convey point of view or purpose.
  • 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 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

    Explain how the author develops point of view or purpose, using details from the text.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select the point of view or purpose and to select details from the text that show how the author develops this point of view or purpose.
    • Requires the student to select the point of view or purpose and to select a correct explanation of how point of view or purpose is developed. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select a correct explanation of how point of view or purpose is developed and then to select words or phrases in the text that show that development. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by matching explanations of how point of view is developed with supporting details from the text.