Identify the elements of narrative structure, including setting, character, plot, conflict, and theme.
Use knowledge of narrative and poetic structures to aid comprehension and predict outcomes.
Describe the images created by language.
Describe how word choice and imagery contribute to the meaning of a text.
Describe cause-effect relationships and their impact on plot.
Use information stated explicitly in the text to draw conclusions and make inferences.
Explain how character and plot development are used in a selection to support a central conflict or story line.
Paraphrase and summarize the main points in the text.
Describe setting, character development, plot structure, theme, and conflict.
Compare and contrast forms, including short stories, novels, plays, folk literature, poetry, essays, and biographies.
Describe the impact of word choice, imagery, and poetic devices.
Explain how form, including rhyme, rhythm, repetition, line structure, and punctuation, conveys the mood and meaning of a poem.
Draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information.
Make inferences based on explicit and implied information.
Explain the use of symbols and figurative language.
Describe inferred main ideas or themes, using evidence from the text as support.
Describe how authors use characters, conflict, point of view, and tone to create meaning.
Compare and contrast the use of the poetic elements of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice.
Compare and contrast authors' styles.
Identify text organization and structure.
Identify main and supporting ideas.
Make predictions, draw inferences, and connect prior knowledge to support reading comprehension.
Explain similarities and differences of techniques and literary forms represented in the literature of different cultures and eras.
Identify universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures.
Examine a literary selection from several critical perspectives.