Common Core Standard: K.RL.6

Core Curriculum standards are used across most of the United States. However, some states have chosen to adopt their own versions. Core Curriculum remains the most broadly available set of standards for ELA (English Language Arts, which includes speaking, writing, and reading) and Math.

Text for K.RL.6

The core curriculum standard for K.RL.6 reads:

“With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.”

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Explanation of K.RL.6

Common Core Curriculum Standard K.RL.6 means it is written for Kindergarten in the category of Reading: Literature. The rest of the numbers refer to the specific lesson it teaches. Some grades have more standards in a subject area while others have fewer; they are inconsistent across all grades and depend on what each grade should learn as determined by the Council of Chief State School OfficersOpens in a new tab..

This standard requires students to understand authors tell a story with words and illustrators tell a story through pictures and how to identify them.

Examples for Teaching K.RL.6

The core curriculum only says what children should know by the end of each grade, not how they learn it. More details on this are here. Below you will find some examples to explain further K.RL.6.

For example:

When you read a book, discuss the author and illustrator and show where they are on the cover. Then ask the student to identify each. After identifying each for a particular story, ask which one tells the story through words and pictures.

Consider Teaching K.RL.6 With Other Standards

One activity can work on many standards and may be a great way to teach students who struggle to learn in conventional ways. You may want to consider teaching this standard alongside the ones listed below since they have some overlapping ideas and principles.

Resources to Teach K.RL.6

We have compiled a list of resources that teach K.RL.6. Each one below contains a link to another article that explains the resource further and gives suggestions on the type of learner it might work best for.

There are many types of resources and ways to teach each standard; sometimes, finding an alternative resource that offers a new perspective will make sense to the student in the way other methods haven’t. That is the purpose of this list.

If no resources show below or work for your student, we haven’t added any quite yet. We are always adding more resources, and these lists are continuously growing, so check back!

Common Core Standards

Use the links below to jump to the pages with information on each of the Common Core standards and important information related to the standards.



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