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.
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
5.RL3. Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
5.RL3.1. Analyze similarities and differences among traits of specific characters, focusing on how they affect the plot.
5.RL3.2. Analyze similarities and differences among different settings, focusing on how they affect the mood and the plot.
5.RL3.3. Analyze similarities and differences among different events, focusing on how they affect the characters, mood, and plot.