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Reading Standard 6 - Point of View and Purpose:
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.

Students who meet this standard are probably applying the following strategy types from the competency model:

It may also involve the following:

Reading Standard 6 treats literary and informational text separately.

Literary Text


Standards Table R6L. Mapping Reading Standard 6 to the Competency Model for Literary Text

Grade level
Skills
Kindergarten
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
1st Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
2nd Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
3rd Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
4th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
5th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
6th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
7th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following elements from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Commentary.
8th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Commentary, Literary Analysis.
9th-10th Grades
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Analyze a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following element from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Commentary, Literary Analysis.
11th-12th Grades
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
This skill also depends on the following elements from the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Commentary, Literary Analysis.

Informational Text


Standards Table R6I. Mapping Reading Standard 6 to the Competency Model for Informational Text

Grade level
Skills
Kindergarten
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
These skills correspond to the following element from the competency model:
1st Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
This skill corresponds to the following aspect of the competency model:
2nd Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
This skill corresponds to the following element of the competency model:
3rd Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
4th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
These skills correspond to the following element from the competency model:
5th Grade
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
This skill corresponds to the following element from the competency model:
6th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text
These skills correspond to the following element in the competency model:
7th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • 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.
These skills correspond to the following element in the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Rhetorical Analysis.
8th Grade
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • 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.
These skills correspond to the following element in the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Rhetorical Analysis.
9th-10th Grades
The specific grade-level skills applicable to this standard include the following:
  • 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.
These skills correspond to the following element in the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Rhetorical Analysis.
11th-12th Grades
The following specific grade-level skill is applicable to this standard:
  • 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.
This skill corresponds to the following element in the competency model:
Characteristic genre type: Rhetorical Analysis.




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