ELA-04 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details.

ELA-04.RL.03 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify characters, settings, and events in a story or drama.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can describe a character using character traits
  • I can use specific details from the text to describe characters, settings or events.

Proficiency (Rubric) Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity

The student describes character attributes as revealed through thought, dialogue and behavior and supports those attributes with evidence from a text at the middle 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 uses specific text evidence when referring to a character's actions or uses specific character dialogue to explain how the character responds to other characters, situations or changes in a text at the beginning fluent reading stage.

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

The student notices the evidence the author uses to show character traits and attributes.

  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0The student is able to state specific character traits and characteristics when prompted or asked.
  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.




  • Compare 
  • Contrast
  • Character
  • Setting
  • Event
  • Trait


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