ELA-05.RL.02

 

ELA-05 Targeted Standards
(RL) Strand: Reading Literature
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:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can define theme (a lesson the author is revealing - honesty is the best policy)

Reasoning Targets

  • 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)

Product Targets

  • I can determine two themes of a text 

Rubric/Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

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

Advanced level text descriptions (link)

The student writes a summary of an advanced level text and includes the theme, citing evidence from the text that supports the theme.
  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.
3.0

“The Standard.”The student correctly identifies the theme of the story and support the reason they identified that theme with evidence from the text.

The text used at this level is in the end of year 5th grade independent reading range.

Text descriptions for middle to end of 5th Grade (link)

Students select the key words from a poem they have read.  The student uses those key words to summarize the poem and determine what the theme of the poem is.
  2.5 No major errors or emissions regarding 2.0 content and partial knowledge of the 3.0 content.
2.0

Student is able to correctly identify the theme of the story and support the reason they identified that theme with evidence from the text.

The text used at this level is a middle of year 5th grade independent reading range. 

Text descriptions for middle of 5th Grade (link)

See Level 3 for example of task.
  1.5 In addition to 1.0 content, student has partial knowledge of the 2.0 content.
1.0

Student is able to identify a theme from a literature (fiction) text.

The text used at this level is a beginning of 5th grade independent reading range. 

Text descriptions for beginning 5th Grade (link)

The student uses a graphic organizer to summarize the beginning/middle/end of a story.  

The student lists the messages an author is conveying at various points of the text/passage.  The student determines if a similar message (theme) is being conveyed throughout the text.

  0.5 Limited or no understanding of the skill is demonstrated.

Resources

Websites

Vocabulary

  • Theme
  • Summary

 

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