TN.0701. English Language Arts (0701)
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0701.8.10. Explore how the author reveals character (e.g., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
0701.8.15. Identify and explain the stated or implied theme of a literary text.
0701.8.4. Identify and describe character (major/minor, antagonists/protagonists) features and relationships in literary texts.
0701.8.6. Differentiate between internal and external conflict.
0701.8.7. Identify the kind(s) of conflict (e.g., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology) present in literary plots.
0701.8.9. Identify and analyze the setting (location and time) and its impact on plot, character, and theme in literary texts.
Grade Level Expectations
GLE 0701.8.5. Identify and analyze common literary terms (e.g., personification, conflict, theme).
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0701.8.1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic elements of plot: exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution/denouement.
SPI 0701.8.5. Identify the stated or implied theme of a literary text.
SPI 0701.8.6. Identify how the author reveals character (i.e., what the author tells us, what the characters say about him or her, what the character does, what the character says, what the character thinks).
SPI 0701.8.9. Identify the kind(s) of conflict present in a literary plot (i.e., person vs. person, person vs. self, person vs. environment, person vs. technology).
TN.1.0. Reading: The student will develop the reading and listening skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of print and nonprint text.
7.1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and to check for understanding after reading.
7.1.08.b. Derive meaning after reading by
7.1.08.b.9. Demonstrating an understanding of implied themes and identifying themes that commonly recur in literature.
7.1.12. Experience and explore the elements of various literary and media genres.
7.1.12.c. Identify the elements found in the exposition (i.e. introduction of characters, setting, and conflict) of print and non-print text.
7.1.12.d. Determine how the author develops characters/characterization (e.g., through words, speech, actions, thoughts, narrator, interactions, motivation).
7.1.12.e. Identify and explain the rising action, climax, and falling action of a story/event.
7.1.12.f. Identify words and phrases used by authors to create mood to establish a tone.
Performance Indicators State:
At Level 2, the student is able to
7.1.spi.21. Recognize implied themes.
At Level 3, the student is able to
7.1.spi.25. Identify at least two ways by which an author reveals character traits in a given passage.