LAFS.5.RI.2.6Archived Standard

Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 5
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 - Archived
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications
  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: TM , EBSR , MS , ST , MC item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to use details from the text to explain similarities and/or differences in accounts given of the same event/topic. Items also may ask the student to consider how varying points of view affect the account. Items should not exclusively ask the student to identify the authors’ accounts of the events/topics or the points of view.
  • Text Types :
    The items assessing this standard may be used with one or more 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

    Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting similarities and/or differences in the point of view they represent.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select sentences or phrases from the text that show similarities or differences in how multiple accounts present or develop an event or topic. 
    Multiple Choice
    • Requires the student to select a correct analysis of the point of view represented in multiple accounts of the same event or topic. 
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple similarities or differences between the points of view of multiple accounts of the same event or topic. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select the correct analysis of the point of view represented in multiple accounts of the same event or topic and then to select sentences or phrases from each account that show the similarities or differences in points of view.
    • Requires the student to select the correct analysis of how point of view affects the account of an event or topic and then to select sentences or phrases that illustrate this impact.

    Task Demand

    Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting similarities and/or differences in the point of view they represent.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing and contrasting multiple accounts of the same event or topic with respect to the points of view they represent.

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5021070: Social Studies Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010046: Language Arts - Grade Five (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7710016: Access Language Arts - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7721016: Access Social Studies - Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
5011050: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010105: Introduction to Debate Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.

Related Resources

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Lesson Plans

Informational Texts: Analyzing Relationships and Points of View Across Multiple Texts:

This lesson is an instructional routine for informational text in which teachers provide guided practice and students practice mapping details from multiple texts. Mapped details are used to analyze relationships and points of view from texts on the same topic.

Culminating activity options for this lesson include having students work in teams to create detailed geographical maps or write interactive dialogue to be performed for the class using props.

Type: Lesson Plan

Tone: From Understanding to Application--Using Tone to Create an Original Memoir:

In this lesson, students will analyze the artist's tone in the painting "Washington Crossing the Delaware, December 1776." Using the same techniques of looking at the details, students will analyze the tone of the primary account and secondary account in the informational text "Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776" to gain an understanding of how authors create tone in their writing. The culminating activity will require students to demonstrate an understanding of their study of point of view, tone, and information presented in "Washington Crosses the Delaware, 1776" by writing a historically accurate first-person memoir of the event in which the tone reflects their perspective of the event.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Why Did the Author Write That?:

Learn how to analyze multiple accounts of the same topic or event and note important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades K-5

Why Did the Author Write That?:

Learn how to analyze multiple accounts of the same topic or event and note important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent with this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Why Did the Author Write That?:

Learn how to analyze multiple accounts of the same topic or event and note important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent with this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

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