WA.2. Reading: The student understands the meaning of what is read.
2.1. Demonstrate evidence of reading comprehension.
2.1.3. Apply comprehension monitoring strategies during, and after reading: determine importance using theme, main idea, and supporting details in grade-level informational/expository text and/or literary/narrative text.
2.1.3.b. State the theme/message and supporting details in culturally relevant literary/narrative text.
2.2. Understand and apply knowledge of text components to comprehend text.
2.2.3. Understand and analyze story elements.
2.2.3.a. Use multiple sources of information from the text (e.g., character's own thoughts/words, what others say about the character, and how others react to the character) to describe how major and minor characters change over time.
2.2.3.b. Identify the important events that lead to conflicts and explain how each does or does not contribute to the resolution.
2.2.3.c. Explain the influence of setting on mood, character, and plot.
2.4. Think critically and analyze author's use of language, style, purpose, and perspective in literary and informational text.
2.4.2. Analyze how an author's style of writing, including language choice, achieves the author's purpose and influences an audience.
2.4.2.c. Examine ways in which author's style contributes to imagery, suggests a mood, or otherwise influences an audience.
2.4.4. Analyze and evaluate the effectiveness of the author's tone and use of persuasive devices.
2.4.4.b. Identify the author's tone and support the answer with text-based evidence.