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LAFS.6.RI.3.9

Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
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 , MS , ST , MC item(s)
    N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to analyze similarities and differences in how authors present ideas or events. Items may require the student to use key details to explain how authors are similar or different in their approach. Items should not simply ask the student to identify common events. Items should be developed with text sets focusing on the same events orideas.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with two ormore grade-appropriate informational texts and other media. 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

    Determine similarities and differences in two authors’ presentation of the same events, using explicit details in the text.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases from each text that show similarities or differences in how two authors present or treat the same events. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select an explanation of how two authors present or treat the same events 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 authors treat or present the same events.
    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases that show similarities or differences in how two authors present or treat the same events.
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple sentences or phrases that show similarities or differences in how two authors present or treat the same events. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing and contrasting two authors’ presentations of the same events.