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Literature - EC: L.N.1.3.3

Literature - EC: L.N.1.3.3

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



  1. Identify the important themes, ideas or events established and developed in a nonfiction text.

  2. Summarize how each of these themes, ideas or events relate to characters, setting, plot or conflict.
  1. Cite a line of text that best illustrates each of these themes, ideas or events.

  2. Look for patterns to see if certain themes, idea or concepts are used to describe or illustrate the same characters, setting, plot or conflict.
  1. Compare and contrast two or more themes, ideas or events in nonfiction.

  2. Analyze how two or more themes, ideas or events are connected to one another in nonfiction in order to support each other, display contrast, show cause and effect or illustrate correlation.

Answer Key/Rubric

  1. Students accurately identify key themes, ideas or events as they relate to the purpose of a nonfiction text.

  2. Students can explain how each of the identified themes, ideas or events relate to characters, setting, plot or conflict in the nonfiction.

  3. Students accurately select a line that best demonstrates, paints or illustrates each key theme, idea or event in a nonfiction text.

  4. Students to begin to observe and identify patterns to see if any theme, ideas or events closely correlate with one another in a nonfiction text.

  5. Students accurately compare and contrast key themes, ideas or events in a text, observing to see which of these not only develop the same characters, setting, plot, conflict or other aspect of the nonfiction, but which work together to do so.

  6. Students analyze how themes, ideas or events are employed by an author to influence each other and other aspects of a nonfiction text. Students provide an argument answering why and how ideas shape each other and shape other aspects of the narrative.

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

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