Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
Analyze and explain the relationships between elements of literary text (e.g., character development, setting, plot, conflict, point of view, theme).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Describe how a particular story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.