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Literature - EC: L.F.2.1.1

Literature - EC: L.F.2.1.1

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

Commencement

Course, Subject

English Language Arts, Literature

Activities

  1. Find at least 5 details, events or parts of a text that were ambiguous or unclear to you as a reader.

  2. Decide whether these details have to do with character, setting, conflict or plot.

  3. For each unclear or ambiguous detail, go back and investigate other details in each category (character, setting, conflict or plot) that may help you better understand the detail itself.

  4. Make a chart to organize your collected information based on character, setting, conflict and plot.

  5. Using the other information you have gathered, make an inference to the meaning of the detail that was initially unclear to you as a reader.

  6. Compare your chart of collected details and analysis to another student and provide feedback.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students identify at least 5 details, events or parts of a text that were ambiguous or unclear to them as readers. This uncertainty may be a literal or figurative one.

  2. Students should be able to identify and associate the details with the narrative functions of character, setting, conflict or plot.

  3. Students are able to go back to the text to investigate and find other details that make help them make inferences or draw conclusions about their unclear ones.

  4. Students are able to make a chart to organize their details. One column could have a literal translation or summary of the detail and another column an interpretive explanation of the detail.

  5. Using their chart and the other details in the text, students are able to make inferences and draw conclusions about the details that were initially unclear.

  6. Students can compare their chart and inferences to others in order to provide feedback and to assess their own analysis.

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

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