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Unit 1 Reading Standards August-October

Cool Analyze plot development (e.g., conflict, subplots, parallel episodes) to determine how conflicts are resolved.

 Surprised  Recognize multiple themes in works of prose, poetry, and drama.  

Wink  Describe a character, based upon the thoughts, words, and actions of the character, the narrator’s description, and other characters. 

 Laughing  Contrast points of view (e.g., first vs. third, limited vs. omniscient) in literary text.  

Innocent  Analyze the influence of setting (e.g., time of day or year, historical period, place, situation) on the problem   and resolution. 

 Smile  Draw conclusions about the style, mood, and meaning of literary text based on the author’s word choice. 

Tongue out Identify the characteristics and structural elements of poetry (e.g., stanza, verse, rhyme scheme,line brea

ks, alliteration, consonance, assonance, rhythm, repetition, figurative language) in a given selection. 

Laughing  Identify various genres of fiction (e.g., mysteries, science fiction, historical fiction, adventures, fantasies, fables, myths) based upon their characteristics.


Historical and Cultural Aspects of Literature

 Cool Describe the historical and cultural aspects found in cross-cultural works of literature.

 Smile  Identify common structures and stylistic elements in literature, folklore, and myths from a variety of cultures.