• Quarter 2:  Informational Text 

    RI 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.
    RI 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).
    RI 4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings
    RI 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.
     
    Writing Standard: Informative 
    W2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas, concepts, and information through the selection, organization, and analysis of relevant content.
    1. Introduce a topic; organize ideas, concepts, and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    2. Develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.
    3. Use appropriate transitions to clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
    4. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    5. Establish and maintain a formal style.
    6. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from the information or explanation presented. 
    SL 2 Interpret information presented in diverse media and formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively, and orally) and explain how it contributes to a topic, text, or issue under study. 
    SL 3 Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
     
    Supportive Standards:                                      
    RI 1 Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences are drawn from the text                                    RI 6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text. 
    RI 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. 
    Writing 
    W 6 Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of three pages in a single sitting. 
    W 7 Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.
    W 8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources; assess the credibility of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and providing basic bibliographic information for sources.
    W 9  Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    L.4 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. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek or Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word
    SL 5 Include multimedia components (e.g., graphics, images, music, and sound) and visual displays in presentations to clarify information.
    SL 6 Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
     
    Inform Text Structures