Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
RL1.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.RL1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
6.RL1.5. Identify evidence to suggest logically what might be true about characters, setting, plot, etc.
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
6.RL2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
6.RL2.1. Use significant details of characterization and/or plot development, repeated words, ideas, and/or symbols as clues to theme.
6.RL2.2. Connect conclusions about character/s, plot, and/or symbols to determine theme.
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
6.RL3. Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
6.RL3.1. Apply the basic elements of plot structure in a description of a story’s plot.
6.RL3.2. Apply the basic elements of plot structure and drama structure in a description of a drama’s plot.
6.RL3.3. Apply the elements of characterization in a description of character development.
6.RL3.5. Use precise words and descriptive details to convey events (See CCSS W.6.3d).
Craft and Structure
RL5.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.RL5. Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
6.RL5.3. Connect knowledge (details) of literary structures and literary elements to determine how they work together to form or advance the plot, setting, or theme of a literary text.
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details
RI3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
6.RI3. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).
6.RI3.1. Identify important persons, events or ideas in an informational text.
6.RI3.2. Determine the variety of ways that a person, event, or idea may be described or explained to a reader.
6.RI3.3. Examine the specific ways an important person, event, or idea in the text is presented to a reader.
6.RI3.4. Identify the effect the presentation of an important person, event, or idea in the text has upon a reader.
6.RI3.8. See also MD SLM.6-8.4.0, as needed.