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This language arts lesson offers a hands-on opportunity for students to understand characterization in literature and to connect historical and contemporary culture.

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      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.3: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

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

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.1: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.2: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      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.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.5: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a drama's or poem's form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.4: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including analogies or allusions to other texts.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4—5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.6.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 6—8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.7.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6–8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.8.10: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, at the high end of grades 6—8 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.9: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 5 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., how characters interact]").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 6 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres [e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories] in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions for further research and investigation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.7.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 7 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.7: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.8: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.8.9a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Apply grade 8 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Analyze how a modern work of fiction draws on themes, patterns of events, or character types from myths, traditional stories, or religious works such as the Bible, including describing how the material is rendered new").

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow rules for collegial discussions, set specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose and respond to specific questions with elaboration and detail by making comments that contribute to the topic, text, or issue under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow rules for collegial discussions, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose questions that elicit elaboration and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant observations and ideas that bring the discussion back on topic as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.7.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acknowledge new information expressed by others and, when warranted, modify their own views.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1a: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Come to discussions prepared, having read or researched material under study; explicitly draw on that preparation by referring to evidence on the topic, text, or issue to probe and reflect on ideas under discussion.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1b: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Follow rules for collegial discussions and decision-making, track progress toward specific goals and deadlines, and define individual roles as needed.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1c: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Pose questions that connect the ideas of several speakers and respond to others' questions and comments with relevant evidence, observations, and ideas.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.8.1d: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Acknowledge new information expressed by others, and, when warranted, qualify or justify their own views in light of the evidence presented.

      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.6: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science,

      Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
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