Literature - EC: L.F.2.3.2
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
- Quote a line that best describes the setting of a text.
- Identify the most important attributes and characteristics of the setting of a text.
- Compare at least two different settings in the same text.
- Describe how setting directly or indirectly affects a character’s actions, feelings or motivations.
- Analyze how setting may be an extended metaphor for another theme, place, idea or concept.
- Develop an argument whether or not the characters in a text shape their setting or whether or not they are shaped by their setting.
- Students can correctly point to a line or more of text that best illustrates and demonstrates the key attributes of the setting of a text.
- Students can brainstorm in speech or in writing the most important attributes, qualities, beliefs or descriptions of the setting of a text.
- Students are able to compare and contrast texts with two or more settings, or in two texts with two different settings.
- Students pinpoint specific ways in which setting influences a character’s actions, stated or implied feelings or motivations.
- Students identify and analyze ways in which setting may serve as an extended metaphor. Students understand how setting serves as a structural and functional purpose in a text and describe ways in which setting may serve as a stand in for a theme, another place, idea or concept.
- Students are able to formulate an opinion expressed through an argument as to whether people shape place or whether place shapes people. By analyzing characters and setting in a text, students are able to draw a conclusion about which has the greater power to influence the other.
Suggested Rubric: This rubric may be used to assess a student’s overall mastery of the standard or eligible content.