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Literature - EC: L.F.1.3.2

Literature - EC: L.F.1.3.2

Continuum of Activities

Continuum of Activities

The list below represents a continuum of activities: resources categorized by Standard/Eligible Content that teachers may use to move students toward proficiency. Using LEA curriculum and available materials and resources, teachers can customize the activity statements/questions for classroom use.

This continuum of activities offers:

  • Instructional activities designed to be integrated into planned lessons
  • Questions/activities that grow in complexity
  • Opportunities for differentiation for each student’s level of performance

Grade Levels


Course, Subject

English Language Arts, Literature


  1. Identify the sections of a text: exposition, rising action, climax and falling action.

  2. For each section, identify between 3 to 5 important details or events.

  3. Choose the two most important events for each section.

  4. In your own words, summarize the key details from each of the two most important parts or events of each section of the text.

  5. Choose the two most important details that reflect the text as a whole instead of only for one of its narrative parts.

  6. Explain why you have selected these details as the most important for the text as a whole.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students are able to examine the text in its narrative parts in order to aid their analysis of the text as a whole. Therefore, students should first be able to break the text down into its four main parts: exposition, rising action, climax and falling action. Non-traditional and non-linear texts may be more difficult for students to identify.

  2. With the exception of the climax, which may be limited to one, students are able to correctly identify at least 3 to 5 of the most important details of each section of the text. These most likely will be details that best demonstrate character, relationships between characters, setting or conflict.

  3. Students are able to identify the two most important details for each section of the text.

  4. Students are able to summarize and describe the key details from these events of the text verbally or in a written account.

  5. Students are able to evaluate which of their selected details are the most important to understanding the entire text. Students are able to explain how one detail can indicate the purpose of an entire text.

  6. In speech of in writing, students are able to justify the rationales for their choices, which will demonstrate their understanding of the text as a whole.

Suggested Rubric:  This rubric may be used to assess a student’s overall mastery of the standard or eligible content.

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