By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6-8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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) analyze how themes are developed through the interaction of characters and events;
(B) analyze how characters' motivations and behaviors influence events and resolution of the conflict;
(C) analyze non-linear plot development such as flashbacks, foreshadowing, subplots, and parallel plot structures and compare it to linear plot development; and
(D) explain how the setting influences the values and beliefs of characters.
Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.