Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres [e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories] in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics).
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. The student is expected to:
(A) infer multiple themes within and across texts using text evidence;
(B) analyze how the characters' internal and external responses develop the plot;
(C) analyze plot elements, including rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, and nonlinear elements such as flashback; and
(D) analyze how the setting, including historical and cultural settings, influences character and plot development.
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.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.