Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
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 characters' qualities influence events and resolution of the conflict;
(C) analyze plot elements, including the use of foreshadowing and suspense, to advance the plot; and
(D) analyze how the setting 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 several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.