LAFS.8.RI.3.9

Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 8
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 , EBSR , 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 gradeappropriate 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

    Contrast the ways in which the authors provide information, use facts, or interpret details.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Hot Text

    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text to support an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree.
    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text that provide conflicting information. 
    • Requires the student to select an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis selected.
    • Requires the student to select an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree and then to select another analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree. 

    EBSR

    • Requires the student to select an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis selected. 

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree.
    • Requires the student to select explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree. 

    Multiselect

    • Requires the student to select explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of how the texts conflict or disagree. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by contrasting texts that disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

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)
1001070: M/J Language Arts 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1001080: M/J Language Arts 3 Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1002020: M/J Language Arts 3 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))
1008070: M/J Reading 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1008080: M/J Reading 3, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1100000: M/J Library Skills/Information Literacy (MC) (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)
7810013: Access M/J Language Arts 3 (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))
1010000: M/J Literacy through Film & Literature (Specifically in versions: 2016 and beyond (current))
1010010: M/J Literacy through World Literature (Specifically in versions: 2016 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.8.RI.3.AP.9a: Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic.
LAFS.8.RI.3.AP.9b: Identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

Related Resources

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

Formative Assessments

Disagreements on Green Machines :

The student will read the informational text “Green Machines” and another informational text with conflicting information on the same topic. The student will identify where the two texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

Type: Formative Assessment

Conflicting Space Travel:

The student will complete a graphic organizer, analyzing the two texts that provide conflicting information on the same topic and will identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.

Type: Formative Assessment

Conflicting Information on Daylight Saving Time:

The student will read “Spring Forward, Fall Back” and then read a passage that presents conflicting information about the same topic of daylight saving time. The student will identify which facts the two passages disagree upon or which interpretations are different in the two passages.

Type: Formative Assessment

Original Student Tutorial

The Truth About Sugar?:

Analyze multiple texts in which authors disagree about the harmfulness of sugar in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

The Truth About Sugar?:

Analyze multiple texts in which authors disagree about the harmfulness of sugar in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

The Truth About Sugar?:

Analyze multiple texts in which authors disagree about the harmfulness of sugar in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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