RDG 1.3 Use word meanings within the appropriate context and show ability to verify those meanings by definition, restatement, example, comparison, or contrast.
Structural Features of Informational Materials
RDG 2.1 Compare and contrast the features and elements of consumer materials to gain meaning from documents (e.g., warranties, contracts, product information, instruction manuals).
RDG 2.7 Evaluate the unity, coherence, logic, internal consistency, and structural patterns of text.
Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
RDG 3.2 Evaluate the structural elements of the plot (e.g., subplots, parallel episodes, climax), the plot's development, and the way in which conflicts are (or are not) addressed and resolved.
RDG 3.6 Identify significant literary devices (e.g., metaphor, symbolism, dialect, irony) that define a writer's style and use those elements to interpret the work.
Organization and Focus
WRT 1.1 Create compositions that establish a controlling impression, have a coherent thesis, and end with a clear and well-supported conclusion.
WST 1.6: Revise writing for word choice; appropriate organization; consistent point of view; and transitions between paragraphs, passages, and ideas.
High School Readiness
9RDG 3.3: Analyze interactions between main and subordinate characters in a literary text (e.g., internal and external conflicts, motivations, relationships, influences) and explain the way those interactions affect the plot.
9RDG 3.4: Determine characters' traits by what the characters say about themselves in narration, dialogue, dramatic monologue, and soliloquy.