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CCSS.ELA-Literacy – English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » K-5
Can cover all CCSS ESL standards so that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.
Key Ideas and Details
With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.K.2 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.1.2
Confirm understanding of a text read aloud or information presented orally or through other media by asking and answering questions about key details and requesting clarification if something is not understood.
Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Summarize a written text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Craft and Structure
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.