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-A: Listen to, read, react to, and interpret information
I-A:3. Identify the effect of literary devices such as figurative language, diction, dialogue, and description.
I-C: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze information
I-C:4. Interpret universal themes, values, and conflicts in a selection.
NM.III: Literature and Media. Students will use literature and media to develop an understanding of people, societies, and the self.
III-B: Identify ideas and make connections among literary works
III-B:3. Critique the credibility of characterization and the degree to which a plot is contrived or realistic.