6 Evaluate how an author uses words to create mental imagery, suggest mood, and set tone
6.2.1 Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components
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.
6.2.1.a.ii 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.
6.2.1.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.
6.2.1.b Use Craft and Structure to:
6.2.1.b.i 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.
6.2.1.b.ii 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.
6.2.1.b.iii Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
6.2.1.c Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
6.2.1.c.i 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.
6.2.1.c.ii 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.
6.2.1.d Use Range of Reading and Complexity of Text to:
6.2.1.d.i 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.
6.2.1.e Use different kinds of questions to clarify and extend comprehension
6.2.1.f Identify how the author uses dialogue and specific word choice to achieve an effect
6 Engage in a wide range of nonfiction and real-life reading experiences to solve problems, judge the quality of ideas, or complete daily tasks
6.2.2 Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information
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.
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.
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).
6.2.2.b Use Craft and Structure to:
6.2.2.b.i Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
6.2.2.b.ii 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.
6.2.2.b.iii Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
6.2.2.c Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
6.2.2.c.i 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.
6.2.2.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.
6.2.2.c.iii 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).
6.2.2.d Use Range of Reading and Complexity of Text to:
6.2.2.d.i 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.
6.2.2.e Generate questions, make/confirm/adjust predictions, make inferences, and draw conclusions based on text structures
6.2.2.f Use information from text and text features (such as timeline, diagram, captions) to answer questions or perform specific tasks
6 Interpret how the structure of written English contributes to the pronunciation and meaning of complex vocabulary
6.2.3 Word meanings are determined by how they are designed and how they are used in context
6.2.3.a Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 6 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
6.2.3.a.i Use context (e.g., the overall meaning of a sentence or paragraph; a word's position or function in a sentence) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
6.2.3.a.iv Employ synonyms or antonyms gleaned from a passage to provide an approximate meaning of a word
6.2.3.a.v Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation of a word or determine or clarify its precise meaning or its part of speech.
6.2.3.c Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases; gather vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression.