Literature - EC: L.F.2.1.1
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
English Language Arts, Literature
- Find at least 5 details, events or parts of a text that were ambiguous or unclear to you as a reader.
- Decide whether these details have to do with character, setting, conflict or plot.
- 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.
- Make a chart to organize your collected information based on character, setting, conflict and plot.
- 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.
- Compare your chart of collected details and analysis to another student and provide feedback.
- 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.
- Students should be able to identify and associate the details with the narrative functions of character, setting, conflict or plot.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.