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.
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) discuss topics and determine theme using text evidence with adult assistance;
(B) describe the main character's (characters') internal and external traits;
(C) describe and understand plot elements, including the main events, the conflict, and the
resolution, for texts read aloud and independently; and
(D) describe the importance of the setting.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.