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:
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)
I can determine two themes of a text
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