New Mexico Standards
NM.I: Reading and listening for comprehension. Students will apply strategies and skills to comprehend information that is read, heard and viewed.
I-C: Demonstrate critical thinking skills to comprehend written, spoken, and visual information.
I-C:1. Respond to fiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical and evaluative processes by:
I-C:1.b. examining reasons for characters' actions,
I-C:1.c. identifying and examining characters' motives, and
NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies and the self.
III-A: Use language, literature and media to gain and demonstrate awareness of cultures around the world.
III-A:1. Examine the reasons for characters' actions.
III-A:2. Identify and examine characters' motives.
III-A:4. Trace the exploits of character types across literature and media depicting various cultures.
III-B: Identify and use the types of literature according to their purpose and function.
III-B:5. Respond to fiction, non-fiction, poetry and drama, using interpretive, critical and evaluative processes by:
III-B:5.b. examining reasons for characters' actions, and