All Reading: Literature Standards

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard strand refers to the specific part of a domain that is addressed, for example reading literature, writing, speaking and listening, or conventions. The standards below have the same strand. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

  • Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.

  • Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

  • Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.

  • Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.

  • Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.

  • (RL.2.8 not applicable to literature)

  • Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.

  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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