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 a position/argument to be confirmed, disproved, or modified.
Evaluate clarity and accuracy of information.
Synthesize information from sources and apply it in written and oral presentations.
Identify questions not answered by a selected text.
Extend general and specialized vocabulary through speaking, reading, and writing.
Read and follow instructions to complete an assigned project or task.
Identify the two basic parts of drama: staging and scripting.
Compare and contrast the elements of character, setting, and plot in one-act plays and full-length plays.
Describe how stage directions help the reader understand a play's setting, mood, characters, plot, and theme.
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.
Analyze and apply the information contained in warranties, contracts, job descriptions, technical descriptions, and other informational sources, including labels, warnings, manuals, directions, applications, and forms, to complete specific tasks.
Skim manuals or informational sources to locate information.
Compare and contrast product information contained in advertisements with that found in instruction manuals and warranties.
Compare and contrast the use of rhyme, rhythm, and sound to convey a message.
Compare and contrast the ways in which poets use techniques to evoke emotion in the reader.
Interpret and paraphrase the meaning of selected poems.
Explain the use of asides, soliloquies, and monologues in the development of a single character.
Compare and contrast character development in a play to characterization in other literary forms.