Colorado Academic Standards (CAS)
CO.6.2. Reading for All Purposes
6.2.1. Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components. Students can:
6.2.1.a. Use Key Ideas and Details to:
6.2.1.a.i. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS: RL.6.1)
6.2.1.a.iii. 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. (CCSS: RL.6.3)
6.2.2. Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information. Students can:
6.2.2.a. Use Key Ideas and Details to:
6.2.2.a.i. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. (CCSS: RI.6.1)
6.2.2.a.ii. Determine a 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. (CCSS: RI.6.2)
6.2.2.a.iii. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes). (CCSS: RI.6.3)
6.2.2.c. Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
6.2.2.c.ii. Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not. (CCSS: RI.6.8)
CO.6.4. Research and Reasoning
6.4.1. Individual and group research projects require obtaining information on a topic from a variety of sources and organizing it for presentation. Students can:
6.4.1.c. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. (CCSS: W.6.9)
6.4.1.c.i. Follow established criteria for evaluating accuracy, validity, and usefulness of information.
6.4.1.c.iv. Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literary nonfiction (e.g., “Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not”). (CCSS: W.6.8b)
6.4.2. Assumptions can be concealed, and require identification and evaluation. Students can:
6.4.2.a. Accurately identify own assumptions, as well as those of others.
6.4.2.e. Accurately state the assumptions underlying the inferences they or others make, and then accurately assess those assumptions for justifiability.