Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
RL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
7.RL1. Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
7.RL1.5. Identify multiple pieces of evidence to suggest logically what might be true about characters, setting, plot, etc.
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
7.RL2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.
7.RL2.1. Track and examine significant details of character and plot development, repeated words, ideas, and/or symbols through a text.
7.RL2.3. Use significant details of character and plot development, repeated words, ideas, and/or symbols to formulate a theme.
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
7.RL3. Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
7.RL3.1. Examine and discuss the basic elements of plot structure and characterization.
7.RL3.3. Make connections between or among elements of plot or drama structure and characters to determine their effect upon each other.
Craft and Structure
RL4.CCR. Anchor Standard: Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
7.RL4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
7.RL4.3. Use evidence from a literary text to determine tone.
RL6.CCR. Anchor Standard: Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
7.RL6. Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
7.RL6.1. Apply knowledge of point of view and characterization to determine multiple narrators.
7.RL6.5. Use dialogue to develop characters (See CCSS W.7.1b).