ELA-02 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-02.RL.02 Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define what a central message or lesson is (what the character learned)

Reasoning Targets

  • I can determine the central message, or lesson of a story I have read

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can recount/retell (put into my own words) stories I have read


Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to recount a story with specific details and in the retelling identifies a theme supported with evidence from a text at the end 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 recount the beginning, middle and end of a story giving specific details and naming events within the retelling of a text at the middle transitional 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 recount parts of the story and explain something the character said or did in a text.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 and/or 3.0 content.

The student gives a general retell of the story when prompted and provides some details about the story in the retell.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill id demonstrated.




  • Beginning/Middle/End
  • Characters
  • Problem/Solution
  • Lesson
  • Retell/Recount
  • Central Message


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