Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
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.RL9.6. Use evidence from literary and informational texts to support analysis and reflection (See CCSS W.7.9).
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.RI1.3. Demonstrate comprehension of a text with after reading strategies by: explaining the central ideas; identifying what is directly stated in the text; drawing inferences; drawing conclusions; verifying or adjusting predictions; making new predictions; paraphrasing and summarizing (See MD SLM 6-8 4A2.b); making connections between the text and oneself.
7.RI1.4. Determine and state multiple pieces of evidence that confirm the meaning of an informational 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.
RI2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
7.RI2. Determine two or more central ideas in a text and analyze their development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
7.RI2.1. Track and examine significant pieces of information developed throughout a text.
RI3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
7.RI3. Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas in a text (e.g., how ideas influence individuals or events, or how individuals influence ideas or events).
7.RI3.1. Determine the purpose of an individual, event, or idea within an informational text.
7.RI3.2. Determine the relationships between or among individuals, events or ideas within a text.
7.RI3.4. Examine the effect created by the relationships between or among individuals, events or ideas within a text.
7.RI3.8. See also MD SLM.6-8.4.0, as needed.
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.RI5.5. Use evidence from informational texts to support analysis of text structure (See CCSS W.7.9).
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).
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.
7.RI7. Compare and contrast a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text, analyzing each medium’s portrayal of the subject (e.g., how the delivery of a speech affects the impact of the words).
7.RI7.4. Support ideas with relevant evidence (See CCSS W.7.1b).
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.
7.RI9. Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing different interpretations of facts.
7.RI9.5. Use evidence from informational texts to support analysis (See CCSS W.7.9).