School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 6

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 3. Develop and apply knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to facilitate understanding

Objective a. Identify and analyze the organizational patterns of texts such as sequential and/or chronological order, cause/effect, problem/solution, similarities/differences, description, main idea and supporting details, transition or signal words and phrases that indicate the organizational pattern

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "Why Is It So Hard to Get Ketchup Out of the Bottle?" Then answer the question below.

How is paragraph 6 organized?

  1. by main idea and supporting details
  2. by comparison and contrast
  3. by least to most important idea
  4. by time order of events

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 2.A.3.a: