ELA-04.RL.03

ELA Reading Literature Strand Logo 4th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details

ELA-04.RL.03 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text. (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions)

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

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

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

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 Scale

The student can ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... state specific character traits and characteristics when prompted or asked.
2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... notice the evidence the author uses to show character traits and attributes.
  • recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • character traits, character motivations, character actions, setting, event, evidence, support, detail, drama
  • perform basic processes, such as:
    • recognize or recall characters, settings, or events in a story or drama
    • identify details that support the description of a character, setting, or event
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... use 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.
  • describe in depth a character, setting or event in a story or drama
  • cite details from the text in the description
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
... describe character attributes as revealed through thought, dialogue and behavior and supports those attributes with evidence from a text at the middle fluent reading stage.
Teacher Proficiency Scale

Resources

Vocabulary

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

Websites

» 4th Grade English