Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
3.RL2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
3.RL2.2. Restate, retell, paraphrase, and/or summarize the text and/or parts of the text either orally or in writing (See CCSS RL.4.2; W.4.9; SL.3.4, 6): Differentiate between key and minor details and events from the beginning, middle, and end of a literary text (See CCSS RI.3.2); Identify and explain the elements of a story (e.g., character(s), setting, problem, solution, sequence of events); Identify and explain plot-based relationships, including sequence/chronology, problem/solution, cause/effect (See CCSS RI.3.2).
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
3.RL3. Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
3.RL3.2. Connect the actions of the characters to the development of the plot by identifying and explaining cause/effect relationships.
Craft and Structure
RL5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
3.RL5. Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
3.RL5.2. Explain the relationship between events in different parts of a literary text (e.g., cause/effect, problem/solution).
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details
RI3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
3.RI3. Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
3.RI3.5. Apply academic and domain-specific vocabulary to discuss and/or write about types of relationships, including chronology, sequence, cause/effect (See CCSS L.3.6).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI8.CCR. Anchor Standard: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
3.RI8. Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
3.RI8.1. Explain basic relationships, including comparison, cause/effect, sequence.