ELA-03 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-03.RL.02 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the beginning, middle and end of a story.
  • I can define what the overall idea or lesson the author is trying to share.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the central message, lesson or moral (overall idea) using the key details from the story.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can retell a story in my own words.

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student is able to summarize the story including the important, specific details needed and includes a theme within the summary with specific evidence which supports the theme from text at the beginning fluent 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 recount a story with specific details in a retelling and identifies a lesson or theme of a story providing evidence from a text at the end of the transitional reading stage.

  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0The student is able to correctly recount the beginning, middle and end of the story, giving some details and naming events within the retelling of the story as well as stating a central message, theme or moral to the story.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content,student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.

The student gives a general retell of the story with some details when prompted for further information about the text.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Important
  • Events
  • Lesson/Moral
  • Key Details
  • Sequence
  • Author's Purpose
  • Recount/Retell
  • Summary
  • Literary


» 3rd Grade English