RI.6: Craft and Structure
Anchor Standard CCRA.R.6 Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text. 11th-12th Grades RI.11-12.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text. 9th-10th Grades RI.9-10.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how an author uses rhetoric to advance that point of view or purpose. 8th Grade RI.8.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints. 7th Grade RI.7.6 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. 6th Grade RI.6.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. 5th Grade RI.5.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent. 4th Grade RI.4.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided. 3rd Grade RI.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text. 2nd Grade RI.2.6 Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe. 1st Grade RI.1.6 Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text. Kindergarten RI.K.6 Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text. Anchor Notes To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success.