WA.2. Reading: The student understands the meaning of what is read.
2.1. Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension.
2.1.7. Apply comprehension monitoring strategies during and after reading: summarize grade-level informational/expository text and literary/narrative text.
2.1.7.c. Select, from multiple choices, a sentence that best summarizes the story or selection.
2.3. Expand comprehension by analyzing, interpreting, and synthesizing information and ideas in literary and informational text.
2.3.1. Analyze informational/expository text and literary/narrative text for similarities and differences and cause and effect relationships.
2.3.1.a. Find similarities and differences within and between texts using text-based evidence (e.g., facts and opinion in newspaper vs. poetry; authors' points of view in different works).
2.3.3. Understand a function (which makes the story more interesting) of literary devices.
2.3.3.b. Identify literary/narrative devices such as imagery, exaggeration, and dialogue and explain how they make the story more interesting.
WA.3. Reading: The student reads different materials for a variety of purposes.
3.4. Read for literary experience in a variety of genres.
3.4.3. Analyze literature from a variety of cultures or historical periods for relationships and recurring themes.
3.4.3.a. Identify similarities and differences within and among multiple cultures or historical periods citing text-based evidence (e.g., laws in different cultures or historical periods).
WA.3. Writing: The student writes clearly and effectively.
3.2. Uses appropriate style.
3.2.2. Uses language appropriate for a specific audience and purpose.
3.2.2.c. Uses literary and sound devices (e.g., similes, personification, rhythm).