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Literature - EC: L.F.2.2.4

Literature - EC: L.F.2.2.4

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. Recall the definitions of the genres of narrative, poetry and drama.

  2. Identify the characteristics that the genres of narrative, poetry and drama have in common and the characteristics that differentiate them from one another.

  3. Compare how two texts of different genre (narrative, poetry or drama) convey similar subject matter.

  4. Identify ways in which the specific characteristics of a particular genre influence how a character, setting or conflict is portrayed.

  5. Draw a conclusion about how the role of the reader changes across different genres.

  6. Analyze the ways that the characteristics of different genres shape how a story is told.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students can accurately recall the definitions and characteristics specific to the genres of narrative, poetry and drama.

  2. Students are able to identify the characteristics that narrative, poetry and drama have in common (speaker/narrator, setting, conflict, theme, dialogue, metaphoric language, etc.) and the characteristics that are specific to each genre.

  3. Students are able to compare and contrast how two different genre convey or depict the same subject matter (love, war, relationships, etc.). Students provide textual evidence to support arguments.

  4. Students demonstrate understanding of the text independently from the literary form.

  5. Students are able to analyze how the role of a reader changes across genre and impacts how a story is understood. Students are also able to identify ways in which readers become responsible for helping to create meaning in the text in different genres. 

  6. Students are able to analyze the ways in which characteristics of genre affect how a story is transmitted to the reader.  Students are also able to make an argument whether or not certain subject matters are best explored through some genres more so than others.

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

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