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.
Ask students to verbally identify and explain the main events, identify the conflict and resolution, and describe the progression of the plot in chronological order in a whole-group discussion or a small-group setting. Use a retelling rubric to assist with this assessment.
It is important to scaffold this standard so students can understand a story completely before asking them to synthesize all of the information for each story at once.
- First, ask students to identify the main idea of a story and name some supporting details.
- Then, ask students to retell the plot in chronological order.
- Next, ask students to discuss the conflict and resolution of a story.
By end of year, second grade students should be able to hear all parts of a story and identify each component within the same story independently. At the beginning of the year, the second grade student may only be able to discuss one part at a time. Even if students can identify multiple story elements, they likely will need support being able to do it with a passage they have read independently.