5th Grade (ELA) Targeted Standard (RL) Strand: Reading Literature/Fiction Cluster: Key Ideas and Details
ELA-05.RL.02 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic.
Student Learning Targets:
I can define theme (a lesson the author is revealing - honesty is the best policy).
I can analyze details in a text (example: how characters respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic) to determine a theme (author's overall message).
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can determine two themes of a text.
The student can ...
... 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).
... 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).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
Student is able to state a theme or central idea of a literature (fiction) text. The student is able to identify what the author wanted readers to take away from the text and how the details contribute to the theme, citing text evidence.
The text used at this level is a middle 7th grade independent reading range