Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
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.
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).
Craft and Structure
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.
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.
Explain the relationship between events in different parts of a literary text (e.g., cause/effect, problem/solution).