LAFS.6.SL.1.2

Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Strand: Standards for Speaking and Listening
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 may be assessed using: TM , MS , MC item(s)
  • Assessed with: LAFS.6.RL.3.7
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items assessing this standard may ask the student to analyze the purpose of a decision to present information in diverse media. *There will be no audio administered on paper-based assessments.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing these standards may be used with one or more grade-appropriate literary 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

    Analyze similarities and/or differences between reading a text and viewing a media version.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select a correct comparison/contrast between the experience of reading a text and viewing the content in media form. 
    Multiselect 
    • Requires the student to select multiple correct comparisons/contrasts between the experience of reading a text and viewing the content in media form. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing and contrasting reading a text with viewing a multimedia version.

    Task Demand

    Explain how information presented in diverse media and formats contributes to a particular topic, text, or issue.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an explanation of how information presented in diverse media and formats contributes to a particular topic, text, or issue.
    Multiselect
    • Requires the student to select multiple explanations of how information presented in diverse media and formats contributes to a particular topic, text, or issue. 
    Table Match
    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing and contrasting information presented in diverse media formats.

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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.6.SL.1.AP.2a: Explain information learned from various mediums.
LAFS.6.SL.1.AP.2b: Explain how information gained via media and formats contributes to the understanding of a topic, text or issue under study.

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