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.
Describe contributions of different cultures to the development of American literature.
Compare and contrast the development of American literature in its historical context.
Discuss American literature as it reflects traditional and contemporary themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres.
Describe how use of context and language structures conveys an author's intent and viewpoint in contemporary and historical essays, speeches, and critical reviews.
Describe the conflict, plot, climax, and setting.
Compare and contrast ways in which character, scene, dialogue, and staging contribute to the theme and the dramatic effect.
Identify the most effective elements of selected plays.
Compare and contrast dramatic elements of plays from American, British, and other cultures.