ELA-01 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-01.RL.02 Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define what a central message or lesson is (what the main character learned)
  • I can identify sequence words that help me understand the story order

Reasoning Targets

  • I can read or listen to a story and decide what is important

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can retell (put into my own words) stories using the key details (who, what, when, where)
  • I can decide what the main character in the story learned (central message/lesson)


Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to correctly recount the beginning, middle and end of the story, giving specific details and stating a central message, theme or moral of a text that is at the middle of the transitional reading stage.

  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.

The student is able to correctly retell the beginning, middle and end of the story with specific details and state a central message (what the character learned) from the story or as part of the retell of a text at the end of the early reading stage.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.

The student is able to correctly retell parts of the story with details from the text in a sequential order and includes or refers to something the character said or did in the retell.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0The student gives a general retell of the story but does not include all the important details or put the events in sequential order.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.





  • Retell
  • Sequence
  • Literature
  • Story
  • Poem/Poetry
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Problem/solution
  • Central Message
  • Lesson


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