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Grade 8

RL.8.3 3 I can analyze (figure out) how dialogue or events in the story drive the action -- help make things happen.

3 I can analyze (figure out) how dialogue or events in the story tell me about the character’s personality and beliefs. 

3 I can analyze (figure out) how dialogue or events in the story expect the character to make a decision.

• 3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision

Questions:

3 I can analyze (figure out) how dialogue or events in the story drive the action -- help make things happen.

How do dialogue or events make something happen in the story?

3 I can analyze (figure out) how dialogue or events in the story tell me about the character’s personality and beliefs. 

What do dialogue or events tell you about your character’s personality or beliefs?

I can analyze (figure out) how dialogue or events in the story expect the character to make a decision.

How do dialogue or events expect the character to make a decision?

Standard 3: Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision



Grade 7

RL 1 I can cite the textual evidence that strongly supports my analysis of what exactly the text says.
RL 1 I can cite the textual evidence that strongly supports my analysis of what the text says based on my inferences made from the text.

RL 2 I can find a theme or central idea of a text. 
RL 2 I can figure out how the theme was developed from beginning to end of the text.
RL 2 I can figure out the theme, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot.
RL 2 I can provide an objective summary of the text.

RL7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

I can analyze how "elements of a story or drama" work together (interact).

I can analyze how "elements of a story or drama" work together (interact).


"Elements of a story or drama"

Setting

Character

Theme

Plot --

Exposition

Rising Action

Climax

Falling Action

Resolution - Conclusion

Problem / Solution = Conflict


Questions

How does setting affect your story? What if it were somewhere else? How does setting affect what happens and how the characters act in your story?


How do the characters react to events in the story? How do the characters react to each other? 

How do characters act because of the setting? What causes the characters to act the way they do?

How do the characters change from the beginning of the story to the end?


How does the plot develop? 

How does the story begin? 

Why do characters act and react to events? 

What effect do these events have on the characters? 

How does the problem start? 

How do the characters solve the problem? 

What are the obstacles to solving the problem? 

Because of what happens to the characters, what is the theme of the story?


What is the author's purpose?

What is the main idea? supporting details?

How do the actions of the characters and the events in the story help show the author's purpose?

What is the theme of the story? --- What lesson does the author want us to learn?



Grade 6

RL 1 I can cite the textual evidence that supports my analysis / conclusions  of what the text says based on my inferences made from the text.

RL2 I can find the theme or central idea of a text.

RL2 I can tell how the theme or central idea of a text is shown through its particular details.

RL2 I can provide a summary of the text without personal opinions or judgments. 

RL 3 I can describe how a story's or drama's plot unfolds in a series of events (episodes).

RL 3 I can describe how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution -- a solution to the problem in the story or drama.

RL4 I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text.

RL4 I can determine --figure out-- the meaning of words and phrases as used in a text. 

RL4 I can determine --figure out-- figurative meanings.

RL4 I can determine --figure out-- out  "connotative" meanings or tone -- meanings that imply an idea or feeling.

RL I can figure out -- analyze-- the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone (feeling).


Standards

1. Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

2. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

3. Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of a specific word choice on meaning and tone.



6 RL 3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.

I can describe how the story or drama's plot unfolds -- develops -- happens -- through a series of events (episodes).

I can describe how the characters respond or change as the story or drama's plot unfolds -- develops -- happens -- through a series of events (episodes).

Plot --

Exposition

Rising Action

Climax

Falling Action

Resolution - Conclusion


Questions:

How does the plot develop? 

How does the story begin? 

Why do characters act and react to events? 

What effect do these events have on the characters? 

How does the problem start? 

How do the characters solve the problem? 

What are the obstacles to solving the problem? 

Because of what happens to the characters, what is the theme of the story?


How do the characters react to events in the story? How do the characters react to each other? 

How do characters act because of the setting? What causes the characters to act the way they do?

How do the characters change from the beginning of the story to the end?



Grade 5
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