Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details
RI1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
6.RI1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
6.RI1.5. Identify evidence to suggest logically what might be true about an author’s purpose, opinion, important ideas, etc.
Craft and Structure
RI5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
6.RI5. Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.
6.RI5.2. Identify the author’s purpose for a grade-appropriate informational text (See CCSS RI.6.6).
RI6.CCR. Anchor Standard: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
6.RI6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
6.RI6.1. Determine the difference between author’s point of view and author’s purpose.
6.RI6.3. Determine author’s purpose through attention to format, text features, and key ideas.