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: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze information
I-C:1. Evaluate text to determine author's purpose and opinion by:
I-C:1.b. identifying elements of fiction and non-fiction that support plot development, choice of words, effectiveness of figurative language and personification.
I-D: Demonstrate competence in the skills and strategies of the reading process
I-D:3. Read a variety of texts (e.g., fiction, nonfiction, newspaper and magazine articles, poetry, drama)