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.
5.RL2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
5.RL2.2. Analyze details about characters, setting, and plot in a literary text to infer a theme: Analyze the key details and events in a poem as they relate to the speaker’s perspective about a topic or idea in the poem; Analyze the conflicts encountered by the characters in a literary text, including how characters respond to those conflicts; Analyze the development of the plot, including exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, denouement, as well as subplots; Connect key details in a literary text to explain how the author, poet, or playwright conveys a theme.
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.
5.RI3. Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
5.RI3.6. See also MD SLM 4-5 4.0, as needed.
MD.L. Standards for Language (L)
Knowledge of Language
L3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening.
5.L3-b. Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening – Compare and contrast the varieties of English (e.g., dialects, registers) used in stories, dramas, or poems.
5.L3-b.1. Listen to, read, and discuss a variety of texts representing diverse cultures, perspectives, ethnicities, and time periods.