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Knowledge and Skills Statement

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.

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.)
Students are expected to use information taken directly from texts to justify their responses. In first grade, text evidence may involve a student pointing to the part of the text that reinforces the student’s response or paraphrasing a part in the story that supports the student’s thinking. It is important that students understand that their responses must be based on actual ideas presented in a reading piece and not on their personal opinions about the topic being discussed.
the explicit or implied central or universal idea of a literary work that often speaks to the human experience/condition
a word or phrase that identifies the subject matter of a text or speech