Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.6R. STAAR Grade 6 Reading Assessment
Reporting Category 2: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts.
(6.4) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
6.4 (A) Explain how figurative language (e.g., personification, metaphors, similes, hyperbole) contributes to the meaning of a poem. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(6.8) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
6.8 (A) Explain how authors create meaning through stylistic elements and figurative language emphasizing the use of personification, hyperbole, and refrains. Readiness Standard (STAAR)