Monday, May 3, 2010

Topic: Reading Standards for Literature, Grade 6.

.Cite specific textual evidence
.Development of central idea or theme, drawing on key details
.how plot unfolds in a series of episodes; how characters adapt or change
.figurative and connotative words and phrases
.flashbacks and foreshadowing
.point of view of the narrator in a poem, drama or story
.how multimedia elements contribute to meaning
genre (mysteries, adventure stories, etc.)
.read literature independently

Source: “CCSSI (Common Core State Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 12, 13. You will find the standards at

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