Common Core Standards
Reading for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
 
1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the
text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the
text. (6.RL.1)
  • Use Text Evidence
  • To Analyze Explicit Text
  • To Make Inferences
2. 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.RL.2)
  • Determine Theme/Central Idea
  • Lesson C
  • Summarize
3. 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.RL.3)
  • Story Elements
  • Plot
  • Character
Craft and Structure
 
4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as
they are used in a text, including figurative and
connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific
word choice on meaning and tone. (6.RL.4)
  • Determine Meaning of Words and Phrases
  • Analyze Language Choices
  • Figurative Language
  • Connotation and Denotation
5. 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.RL.5)
  • Structure within a Story
  • Key Sentences
  • Chapters
  • Theme
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Structure within Drama
  • Scenes
  • Characters
  • Theme
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Structure of Poetry
  • Stanza
  • Theme
  • Setting in Narrative Poetry
  • Plot in Narrative Poetry
6. Explain how an author develops the point of view of
the narrator or speaker in a text. (6.RL.6)
  • Point of View
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
 
7. 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 to what they perceive when they listen or
watch. (6.RL.7)
  • Compare Reading, Listening, and Watching
  • Story
  • Drama
  • Poem
8. Not applicable to literature) (6.RL.8)
 
9. 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.RL.9)
  • Compare Similar Themes and Topics
  • In Stories and Poems
  • In Historical Novels and Fantasy Stories
10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend
literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the
grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with
scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. (6.
RL.10)
 
   
Common Core Standards Reading for Literature 6th Grade
Reading Standards for Informational Text 6th
Key Ideas and Details
 
1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the
text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the
text. (6.RI.1)
  • Use Text Evidence
  • To Analyze Explicit Text
  • To Make Inferences
2. 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.RI.2)
  • Determine Central Idea and Supporting Details
  • Lesson C
  • Summarize
3. Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea
is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g.,
through examples or anecdotes). (6.RI.3)
  • Analyze Development of Text Elements
  • Individuals
  • Events
  • Ideas
Craft and Structure
 
4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as
they are used in a text, including figurative,
connotative, and technical meanings. (6.RI.4)
  • Determine Meaning of Words and Phrases
  • Examine Language Choices
  • Figurative Language
  • Connotation and Denotation
  • Technical\Language
5. 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.RI.5)
  • Structure within Informational Texts
  • Section
  • Chapter
  • Paragraph
  • Sentence
6. Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a
text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. (6.RI.6)
  • Author Point of View
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
 
7. Integrate information presented in different media or
formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in
words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic
or issue. (6.RI.7)
  • Integrate Information from Different Media
8. 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.RI.8)
  • Evaluate Arguments and Claims
  • Identify Reasons and Evidence
9. 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.RI.9)
  • Compare and Contrast Authors’ Presentations
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
 
10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend
literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity
band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the
high end of the range. (6.RI.10)
a. By the end of the year, read and comprehend
informational and functional text, including
history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in
the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with
scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
(AZ.6.RI.10)