Literary Elements Toolkit
Literary Elements Toolkit
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For your Common Core curriculum.
Tap into the power of picture books to help teach key literary elements. This complete toolkit includes eight high-interest picture books, hand-picked by literature experts to facilitate a dynamic way of teaching of setting, point of view, plot, characterization, theme, foreshadowing, flashback, and figurative language. The toolkit also comes with a companion 16-page teaching guide for each picture book, a colorful poster for each literary element, recommendations for meeting Common Core State Standards, and a copy of the 128 page professional resource, Using Picture Books to Teach 8 Essential Literary Elements.
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RL.4.2 Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, summarize the text.
RL.4.3 Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
RL.4.6 Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.
RL.5.2 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, summarize the text.
RL.5.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
RI.5.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.
RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details, provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
RL.6.3 Describe how a particular story’s or drama’s plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.
RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
RI.6.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.
RL.7.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, provide an objective summary of the text.
RL.7.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).
RL.7.6 Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
RI.7.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author distinguishes his or her position from that of others.
RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot, provide an objective summary of the text.
RL.8.3 Analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of a character, or provoke a decision.
RL.8.6 Analyze how differences in the points of view of the characters and the audience or reader (e.g., created through the use of dramatic irony) create such effects as suspense or humor.
RI.8.3 Analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).
RI.8.6 Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text and analyze how the author acknowledges and responds to conflicting evidence or viewpoints.