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.

  • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

  • Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

  • Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

  • Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text (e.g., graphic novel, multimedia presentation of fiction, folktale, myth, poem).

  • (RL.5.8 not applicable to literature)

  • Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.

  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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