English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Sixth Grade. Supporting Details

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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.RL1.4. Determine and state evidence that confirms the important ideas and messages of a literary 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.
6.RL2.3. Present details to accentuate support of main ideas or themes (See CCSS SL.6.5).
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.RL3.3. Apply the elements of characterization in a description of character development.
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.RL5.4. Determine how a theme is relayed through particular details in a literary text (See CCSS RL.6.2).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RL7.CCR. Anchor Standard: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
6.RL7. Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text or what they perceive when they listen or watch.
6.RL7.5. Support ideas with relevant evidence (See CCSS W.6.1b).
6.RL7.6. Use evidence from literary texts to support reflection (See CCSS W.6).
RL9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
6.RL9. Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems, historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
6.RL9.3. 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.RL9.4. Use evidence from literary texts to support analysis (See CCSS 6 W9).
6.RL9.5. Present findings using pertinent details (See CCSS SL.6.4).
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.RI1.4. Determine and state evidence that confirms the meaning of an informational text.
6.RI1.5. Identify evidence to suggest logically what might be true about an author’s purpose, opinion, important ideas, etc.
RI2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
6.RI2. 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.
6.RI2.1. Use significant pieces of information as clues to a main idea.
Craft and Structure
RI4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
6.RI4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
6.RI4.1. Use evidence from an informational text to determine the meaning of a word or phrase (See CCSS W.6.9).
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.RI5.3. Examine how parts of the text support the identified purpose of the text.
6.RI5.4. Use evidence from informational texts to support analysis of text structure (See CCSS W.6.9).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI7.CCR. Anchor Standard: Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
6.RI7. Integrate information presented in diverse media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.
6.RI7.3. Support ideas with relevant evidence (See CCSS W.6.1b).
RI8.CCR. Anchor Standard: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
6.RI8. 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.
6.RI8.3. Identify supported claims versus unsupported claims in the text.
6.RI8.4. Assess the value of the argument based upon supported claims.
6.RI8.5. Use knowledge of words, phrases, and clauses to clarify the relationship between claims and support (See CCSS W.6.1c).
6.RI8.6. Delineate an argument and specific claims, showing the difference between claims that are supported and those that are not (See CCSS S/L.6).
6.RI8.7. (See MD SLM.6-8.4.0)
RI9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
6.RI9. Compare and contrast one author’s presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).
6.RI9.3. Support ideas with relevant evidence (See CCSS W.6.1b).
6.RI9.4. Present findings using pertinent evidence (See CCSS SL.6.4).
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
6.W9-b. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research – 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”).
6.W9-b.1. Write in response to grade-level print, nonprint, and digital literary or informational text(s).
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