LAFS.7.RI.3.9

Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 7
Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
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 , SHT item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items should ask about both texts but may focus on one more than the other. Items should focus on key information, evidence, and facts. Items should focus on the differences between the two texts rather than the similarities.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with two or more grade-appropriate informational texts. Texts may vary in complexity.
  • Response Mechanisms :
    The Technology-Enhanced Item Descriptions section on pages 3 and 4 provides a list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess this standard (excluding the Editing Task Choice and Editing Task item types). The Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not limited to, the examples below.
  • Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :

    Task Demand

    Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Hot Text

    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text to support an analysis of how the authors present key information, emphasize evidence, or interpret facts.
    • Requires the student to select a comparison of the two texts and then to select how the differing presentations of information impact each text.
    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text to show a difference between the two texts and then to select an analysis of the comparison. 

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an analysis of how the authors present key information, emphasize evidence, or interpret facts.
    • Requires the student to select explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of how the authors present key information, emphasize evidence, or interpret facts. 

    Multiselect

    • Requires the student to select multiple explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of how the authors present key information, emphasize evidence, or interpret facts.
    • Requires the student to select multiple analyses of how the authors present key information, emphasize evidence, or interpret facts. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by comparing how two or more authors present key information, emphasize evidence, or interpret facts.

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1000000: M/J Intensive Language Arts (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1000010: M/J Intensive Reading 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
1000020: M/J Intensive Reading and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
1001040: M/J Language Arts 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1001050: M/J Language Arts 2 Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1002010: M/J Language Arts 2 Through ESOL (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
1002180: M/J English Language Development (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1008040: M/J Reading 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1008050: M/J Reading 2, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1100000: M/J Library Skills/Information Literacy (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1700010: M/J Research 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1700060: M/J Career Research and Decision Making (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7810012: Access M/J Language Arts 2  (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1002181: M/J Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL (Reading) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9a: Use supporting evidence to summarize central ideas, draw inferences or analyze connections within or across texts.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9b: Compare/contrast how two or more authors write about the same topic.
LAFS.7.RI.3.AP.9c: Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessment

Computer Virus Analysis:

The student will read two articles and analyze how the two authors wrote about the same topic but chose to emphasize different key information.

Type: Formative Assessment

Original Student Tutorial

Food For Thought: Analyzing Authors' Approaches:

Discover how different authors approach the same topic in different ways by examining several passages that describe how insects have become a common food in certain parts of the world. With this interactive tutorial, you will learn how to analyze an author's approach based on the central idea of the text and the evidence used as support.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

Food For Thought: Analyzing Authors' Approaches:

Discover how different authors approach the same topic in different ways by examining several passages that describe how insects have become a common food in certain parts of the world. With this interactive tutorial, you will learn how to analyze an author's approach based on the central idea of the text and the evidence used as support.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Food For Thought: Analyzing Authors' Approaches:

Discover how different authors approach the same topic in different ways by examining several passages that describe how insects have become a common food in certain parts of the world. With this interactive tutorial, you will learn how to analyze an author's approach based on the central idea of the text and the evidence used as support.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.