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.
4.RL2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
4.RL2.2. Analyze details about characters, setting, and plot in a literary text to infer a theme: Differentiate between a topic and a theme; Differentiate between a literary theme and a message, lesson, or moral; Connect key details in a literary text to explain how the author, poet, or playwright conveys a theme.
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
4.RL3. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
4.RL3.1. Analyze the traits of a specific character, including his or her behavior, thoughts, words, and interactions with other characters, as well as the reactions of other characters.
4.RL3.2. Analyze the setting or an aspect of the setting (e.g. time, place, historical backdrop, and determine its contribution to the mood and/or the plot).
4.RL3.3. Analyze a specific event and determine its relationship to other story elements (e.g., setting, characters, mood).
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
4.W9-a. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research – Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).