Literature - EC: L.F.2.3.4
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
Explain, interpret, compare, describe, analyze, and/or evaluate theme in a variety of fiction:
- the relationship between the theme and other components of the text
- comparing and contrasting how major themes are developed across genres
- the reflection of traditional and contemporary issues, themes, motifs, universal characters, and genres
- the way in which a work of literature is related to the themes and issues of its historical period
- Identify the major themes of a narrative.
- Identify whether these themes are specific to a text, historical period, genre or are universal.
- Interpret how a theme is developed over the course of a narrative by interpreting at least three specific scenes.
- Explain how a theme is used by an author to develop a character, conflict or setting.
- Develop an argument whether or not the theme in a given text can be used to explore a contemporary issue.
- Draw a conclusion about the author’s intended purpose of a text given the themes that are developed.
- Students correctly identify and discuss themes through close reading of a text.
- Students are able to make initial evaluations about whether or not these themes are universal or specific to a given time period, text or genre.
- Students explore how a theme is developed over the course of a narrative by interpreting at least three specific scenes in which the theme is developed.
- Students are able to draw connections between the development of a theme and its relationship to a character, conflict or setting.
- Students make connections between the text and their world by comparing a theme from a text to the contemporary world in which they live.
- Students draw a connection between a theme in a text and the author’s intended purpose.
Suggested Rubric: This rubric may be used to assess a student’s overall mastery of the standard or eligible content.