12th Grade ELA Targeted Standards [RL] Reading Literature Strand Cluster: Key Ideas and Details
ELA-12.RL.02 Determine and analyze themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account.
Student Learning Targets:
I can define and determine theme.
I can understand that themes are universal truths that run throughout a piece of literature.
I can define summary, paraphrase, and objective.
I can analyze themes as they relate to a specific story and its characters.
I can analyze how specific details shape the development of the theme(s).
I can interpret how themes in fictional writing relate to the real world.
I can question, predict, infer, connect, relate, and evaluate literature.
Skills (Performance) Targets
I can differentiate between theme and plot.
I can provide an objective summary.
I can write a literary analysis essay that supports how theme is developed throughout the text and/or I can contribute to class discussion in a way that shows my understanding of theme.
I can respond to literature and support my response.
Rubric - Resources
Key Ideas and Details: Students can CITE STRONG AND THOROUGH TEXTUAL EVIDENCE as they
RL 11-12.1 Read closely to comprehend texts of grade-level appropriate complexity: determine what texts says explicitly and implicitly; identify and analyze ambiguities in the text; provide an objective summary..
RL 11-12.2 Determine and analyze themes or central ideas of a text and analyze their development over the course of the text, including how they interact and build on one another to produce a complex account.
RL 11-12.3 Analyze how and why multiple characters and literary elements (symbolism, mood, setting, etc.) develop and interact over the course of a text and how they advance the plot and/or theme(s).
In addition to expectations of proficiency, student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.
The student 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.
The student 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.
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:
Explicit, implicit, inference, ambiguity, textual evidence, setting, plot, characterization, symbolism, mood, theme vs. central idea and topic, analysis, summary.
With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes and some of the more complex ideas and processes.