Identify format, text structure, and main idea.
Identify the characteristics that distinguish literary forms.
Use literary terms in describing and analyzing selections.
Explain the relationships between and among elements of literature: characters, plot, setting, tone, point of view, and theme.
Explain the relationship between author's style and literary effect.
Describe the use of images and sounds to elicit the reader's emotions.
Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a written work.
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.
Recognize major literary forms and their elements.
Recognize the characteristics of major chronological eras.
Relate literary works and authors to major themes and issues of their eras.