Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--literary elements. The student recognizes and analyzes literary elements within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse literary texts.
Knowledge and Skills Statement
A knowledge and skills statement is a broad statement of what students must know and be able to do. It generally begins with a learning strand and ends with the phrase “The student is expected to:” Knowledge and skills statements always include related student expectations.
Observe student responses and keep track on a checklist. Student responses should include the following:
- Identification of the basic theme of a text
- Identification of some topics that support the overall theme
- Explanation of supporting information or topics and how that information is evidence for defending the basic theme of a text (Students should be able to cite the supporting topics and explain how those topics led to the overall theme.)
- Identification of how the theme of a literary text may be different from the main idea. (For example, in Charlotte's Web, the theme is that “good friends are loyal” or “good friends support each other,” whereas the main idea is that Charlotte saves Wilbur’s life by writing words in her web.)