Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
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.
7.RL5. Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
7.RL5.5. Examine how parts of dramatic structure or poetic forms help clarify or fulfill the author’s purpose.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
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.
7.RL9. Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
7.RL9.4. Explain the author’s purpose in changing historical fact in a fictional text.
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.
7.RI1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
7.RI1.5. Identify multiple pieces of 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.
7.RI5. Analyze the structure an author uses to organize a text, including how the major sections contribute to the whole and to the development of the ideas.
7.RI5.2. Identify the author’s purpose for a grade-appropriate informational text (See CCSS RI.7.6).
RI6.CCR. Anchor Standard: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
7.RI6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
7.RI6.1. Identify the author’s purpose (format, text features, key ideas) and point of view (word choice, punctuation, emphasis on ideas).