10th Grade ELA Targeted Standards [RL] Reading Literature Strand Cluster: Key Ideas and Details
ELA-10.RL.02 Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts -- analyze the development of theme or central idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
Student Learning Targets:
I can define theme as a universal truth that run throughout a piece of literature.
I can define objective and subjective.
I can determine what details are necessary to include in an objective summary.
I can determine a theme.
I can analyze themes as they relate to a specific story and its characters.
I can support my analysis by showing how my determined theme progresses throughout the literary work.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can differentiate between theme and plot.
I can summarize a written passage without editorializing.
I can collect and cite details and evidence to support a theme or central idea of a text.
I can write or verbalize an objective summary.
I can produce a written work or spoken statements reveal literary analysis of theme.
Measurement of Progress
KEY IDEAS & DETAILS (LITERATURE)
Students can CITE STRONG AND THOROUGH TEXTUAL EVIDENCE as they
RL9-10.1 Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity a. Determine what the text says explicitly and implicitly b. Provide an objective summary of the text
RL9-10.2 Determine and analyze a theme and/or central idea of texts -- analyze the development of theme or central idea over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details.
RL9-10.3 Analyze how and why characters and/or textual elements (e.g., symbolism, mood, setting, etc.) develop and interact over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
In addition to expectations of proficiency, student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.
elicits strong and thorough textual evidence (often cross referencing with other sources) while insightfully analyzing the development of theme(s) development and/or central idea(s) as well as the impact of the author’s choices on setting, plot, and characterization.
relies on strong and thorough textual evidence while
analyzing the development of theme(s) and/or central idea(s)
analyzing the impact of the author’s choices on setting, plot, and characterization.
accurately determines what the text says explicitly, even in more complex texts where ambiguities surface
moves beyond summary to analysis.
There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes; however the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.
summarizes key ideas of a text, but struggles to consistently and relevantly draw from the text to support analysis.
recognizes or recalls specific terminology that relates to literature, such as:
textual evidence, setting, plot, characterization, theme vs. central idea and topic, analysis, summary
With help, a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.