OH.5. Literary Text: Students enhance their understanding of the human story by reading literary texts that represent a variety of authors, cultures and eras. They learn to apply the reading process to the various genres of literature, including fables, folk tales, short stories, novels, poetry and drama. They demonstrate their comprehension by describing and discussing the elements of literature (e.g., setting, character and plot), analyzing the author's use of language (e.g., word choice and figurative language), comparing and contrasting texts, inferring theme and meaning and responding to text in critical and creative ways. Strategic readers learn to explain, analyze and critique literary text to achieve deep understanding.
5.1. Grade Level Indicator: Explain interactions and conflicts (e.g., character vs. self, nature or society) between main and minor characters in literary text and how the interactions affect the plot.
5.2. Grade Level Indicator: Analyze the features of the setting and their importance in a text.
5.A. Describe and analyze the elements of character development.
5.B. Analyze the importance of setting.
5.E. Demonstrate comprehension by inferring themes, patterns and symbols.
5.G. Explain how figurative language expresses ideas and conveys mood.