Literature - EC: L.F.2.2.3
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
- Identify at least five similarities between texts (genre, characters, setting, conflicts, literary forms).
- Identify at least five differences between texts (genre, characters, setting, conflicts, literary forms).
- Compare and contrast two characters (from two different texts) who have similar characters traits but face different conflicts.
- Explain how two different settings influence the plot, characters or conflict of two different texts.
- Formulate a hypothesis about why seemingly similar characters from different texts make different decisions or why seemingly different characters from different texts make similar decisions.
- Draw a conclusion about how similar themes are represented differently between different texts.
- Students can correctly identify similarities between different texts, regardless of genre, subject matter, theme or setting.
- Students are able to identify differences between different texts, regardless of genre, subject matter, theme or setting.
- Students are able to analyze and explain why characters with similar traits or natures make different decisions based on the conflicts (internal or external) they face.
- Students demonstrate understanding of the text independently from the literary form.
- Students are able to draw hypotheses about the differences or similarities in human nature depending on character traits or on conflicts. Hypotheses are supported with textual evidence.
- Students are able to draw conclusions about how similar themes are explored or represented differently by authors in different texts. Students provide examples of how similar themes are represented by citing textual evidence.
Suggested Rubric: This rubric may be used to assess a student’s overall mastery of the standard or eligible content.