BPS District English Standards Book

ELA Strands

(RL) Reading Literature

ELA Reading Literature/FictionReading Literature/Fiction
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ELA K2 GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.01 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-00.RL.02 With prompting and support, retell familiar stories, including key/supporting details.
  • ELA-00.RL.03 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.01 Ask and answer questions about key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-01.RL.02 Retell stories, including key/supporting details, and demonstrate understanding of their central or main idea.
  • ELA-01.RL.03 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key/supporting details.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.01 Ask and answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions to demonstrate understanding of key/supporting details in a text before, during, and after reading.
  • ELA-02.RL.02 Recount stories from a variety of genres and diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral. Central message = can be theme, a moral, or a specific kind of lesson to be learned.
  • ELA-02.RL.03 Describe settings and how characters in a story, respond to major events and challenges.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.04 Ask and answer questions about words with unknown meanings, in a story or poem.
  • ELA-00.RL.05 Recognize common types of texts using their unique features throughout the selection.
  • ELA-00.RL.06 With prompting and support, name the author and illustrator of a story and define the role of each in telling the story.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.04 Identify words and phrases in stories or poems that suggest feelings or appeal to the senses.
  • ELA-01.RL.05 Explain the differences between fiction and nonfiction text using a wide range of text types.
  • ELA-01.RL.06 Identify who is telling the story at various points in a text.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.04 Describe how words and phrases supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.
  • ELA-02.RL.05 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending concludes the action.
  • ELA-02.RL.06 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.07 With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the story in which they appear.
  • ELA-00.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-00.RL.09 With prompting and support, compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.07 Use illustrations and details in a story to describe its characters, setting, or events.
  • ELA-01.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-01.RL.09 Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.07 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot.
  • ELA-02.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-02.RL.09 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or from different cultures.
K GrKindergarten
  • ELA-00.RL.10 Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Gr01First Grade
  • ELA-01.RL.10 Read prose and poetry on grade level 1 proficiently and independently.
Gr02Second Grade
  • ELA-02.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, on grade level1 proficiently and independently.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.01  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • ELA-03.RL.02 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures to determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
  • ELA-03.RL.03 Describe characters in a story and their actions.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.01 Refer to details and examples using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.02 Determine a theme of a story, dramas, or poems from details in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.03 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.01 Quote accurately using textual evidence when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; summarize the text.
  • ELA-05.RL.02 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.
  • ELA-05.RL.03 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.
  • ELA-03.RL.05 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
  • ELA-03.RL.06 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.04 Determine the allusions in meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including, but not limited to significant characters found in mythology.
  • ELA-04.RL.05 Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems and drama when writing or speaking about a text.
  • ELA-04.RL.06 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first and third-person narrations.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • ELA-05.RL.05 Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
  • ELA-05.RL.06 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.07 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story.
  • ELA-03.RL.08 Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-03.RL.09 Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.07 Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.
  • ELA-04.RL.08 Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-04.RL.09 Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics and patterns of events in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.07 Analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning, tone, or beauty of a text.
  • ELA-05.RL.08 Not applicable to literature
  • ELA-05.RL.09 Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Gr03Third Grade
  • ELA-03.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.
Gr04Fourth Grade
  • ELA-04.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.
Gr05Fifth Grade
  • ELA-05.RL.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level independently and proficiently.

ELA 35 GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.01 Read closely to comprehend text to cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-06.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and explain how it is conveyed through particular details.
  • ELA-06.RL.03 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.01 Read closely to comprehend text to cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-07.RL.02 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text.
  • ELA-07.RL.03 Analyze how particular elements, such as foreshadowing, point of view, plot development, protagonist, antagonist, theme, etc., of a story or drama interact.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.01 Read closely to comprehend text to cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
  • ELA-08.RL.02 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.
  • ELA-08.RL.03 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story, poem, or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or prompt a decision..
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.04 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.
  • ELA-06.RL.05 Analyze how part of a text fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
  • ELA-06.RL.06 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
  • ELA-07.RL.05 Analyze how an author uses an entire text’s form or structure to develop ideas.
  • ELA-07.RL.06 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view or perspectives of different characters or narrators in a text.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.04 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.
  • ELA-08.RL.05 Compare and contrast the structure of two or more texts and analyze how the differing structure of each text contributes to its meaning and style.
  • ELA-08.RL.06 Explain how differences in the point of view of characters and the audience or reader creates effects such as suspense or humor.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.07 Compare and contrast the experience of reading a story, drama, or poem to listening to or viewing an audio, video, or live version of the text, including contrasting what they “see” and “hear” when reading the text to what they perceive when they watch or listen.
  • ELA-06.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-06.RL.09 Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.07 Compare and contrast a written story, drama, or poem to its audio, filmed, staged, or multimedia version.
  • ELA-07.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-07.RL.09 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.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.07 Analyze the extent to which a filmed or live production of a story or drama stays faithful to or departs from the text or script, evaluating the choices made by the director or actors.
    ELA-08.RL.08 (Not applicable to literature)
    ELA-08.RL.09 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 re-imagined or made new.
Gr06Sixth Grade
  • ELA-06.RL.10 By the end of grade 6, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.
Gr07Seventh Grade
  • ELA-07.RL.10 By the end of grade 7, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.
Gr08Eighth Grade
  • ELA-08.RL.10 By the end of grade 8, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.

ELA HS GrBd Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction

9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.01 | ELA-10.RL.01
    Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.02 | ELA-10.RL.02
    Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts to determine a theme and/or central idea, analyze in detail the development of the theme or idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-09.RL.03 | ELA-10.RL.03
    Analyze how and why characters and/or textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how complex characters and/or literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.01 | ELA-12.RL.01
    Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity to determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly and provide an objective summary of the text and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.02 | ELA-12.RL.02
    Determine and analyze themes and/or central ideas of texts to determine themes and/or central ideas, analyze in detail the development of the themes and/or central ideas over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
  • ELA-11.RL.03 | ELA-12.RL.03
    Analyze how and why multiple characters and textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text to analyze how multiple complex characters and literary elements develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme and cite strong and thorough textual evidence.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.04 | ELA-10.RL.04
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.
  • ELA-09.RL.05 | ELA-10.RL.05
    Analyze how an author’s choices about ordering events and manipulating time create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
  • ELA-09.RL.06 | ELA-10.RL.06
    Analyze how cultural experiences influence particular points of view in diverse works of literature.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.04 | ELA-12.RL.04
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular aesthetic effects.
  • ELA-11.RL.05 | ELA-12.RL.05
    Analyze how an author’s choices about structuring and relating different elements in the text contribute to meaning as well as aesthetic impact.
  • ELA-11.RL.06 | ELA-12.RL.06
    Determine purpose or point of view by distinguishing what is really meant from what is directly stated.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.07 | ELA-10.RL.07
    Analyze and evaluate the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each.
  • ELA-09.RL.08 | ELA-10.RL.08
    (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-09.RL.09 | ELA-10.RL.09
    Find connections between texts to analyze and evaluate how effectively an author draws on other texts in a specific work.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.07 | ELA-12.RL.07
    Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem, evaluating how each version interprets the material.
  • ELA-11.RL.08 | ELA-12.RL.08
    (Not applicable to literature)
  • ELA-11.RL.09 | ELA-12.RL.09
    Analyze and evaluate how two or more texts within and/or across time periods treat similar themes or topics.
9th 10th
  • ELA-09.RL.10 | ELA-10.RL.10
    By the end of grades 9-10, read and comprehend grade-level literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding31, as needed.
11th 12th
  • ELA-11.RL.10 | ELA-12.RL.10
    By the end of grades 11-12, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.