Standard 2 : Reading Informational Text



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General Information

Number: ELA.6.R.2
Title: Reading Informational Text
Type: Standard
Subject: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 6
Strand: Reading

Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks
Code Description
ELA.6.R.2.1: Explain how individual text sections and/or features convey meaning in texts.
ELA.6.R.2.2: Analyze the central idea(s), implied or explicit, and its development throughout a text.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: Various types of support could include an author’s use of facts, definitions, concrete details, and/or quotations to develop the central idea(s) in a text.
ELA.6.R.2.3: Analyze authors’ purpose(s) in multiple accounts of the same event or topic.
ELA.6.R.2.4: Track the development of an argument, identifying the types of reasoning used.
Clarifications:
Clarification 1: For more information on types of reasoning, see Types of Logical Reasoning

Clarification 2: Instruction in types of reasoning will include an introduction to fallacies in reasoning. Fallacies that are related to content, informal fallacies, will be the focus. See Fallacies in Reasoning (Informal).



Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

Access Points

Access Point Number Access Point Title
ELA.6.R.2.AP.1: Show how a specific text section contributes to the meaning of the text.
ELA.6.R.2.AP.2: Identify the central idea(s), implied or explicit, and its development throughout a text.
ELA.6.R.2.AP.3: Explain the purpose of two authors’ accounts of the same event or topic.
ELA.6.R.2.AP.4: Identify the types of reasoning used in an argumentative text.


Related Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Name Description
Set Sail: Analyzing the Central Idea:

Learn to identify and analyze the central idea of an informational text. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several informational passages about the history of pirates. First, you'll learn the four-step process for pinpointing the central idea. Then you'll analyze each passage to see how the central idea is developed throughout the text.



Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Title Description
Set Sail: Analyzing the Central Idea:

Learn to identify and analyze the central idea of an informational text. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read several informational passages about the history of pirates. First, you'll learn the four-step process for pinpointing the central idea. Then you'll analyze each passage to see how the central idea is developed throughout the text.