Sunday, March 14, 2010

Order the Standards

OK, these are all mainfestations of Reading/Literature standard 5 in the new draft Common Core standards:

  • Explain major differences between poems and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., stanza, verse, rhythm, meter) when writing or speaking about specific poems.
  • Explain the effect of such devices as flashbacks and foreshadowing on the development of plot and meaning of a text.
  • Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section or chapter) relate to each other and the whole.
  • Distinguish major categories of writing from each other (e.g., stories and poems), drawing on a wide reading of a range of text types.
  • Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text (e.g., electing at what point to begin or end a story) shape the meaning of the text.
  • Refer to core elements of stories, plays, and myths, including characters, settings, and plots, when writing or speaking about a specific text.
  • Explain major differences between drama and prose stories, and refer to the structural elements of drama (e.g., casts of characters, setting descriptions, dialogue, stage directions, acts, scenes) when writing or speaking about specific works of dramatic literature.
  • Demonstrate understanding of common features of legends, myths, and folk- and fairytales (e.g., heroes and villains; quests or challenges) when writing or speaking about classic stories from around the world.
  • Describe how any given sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the plot or themes.
  • Compare a poem with a conventional structure, such as a sonnet, to a poem without a proscribed structure, such as a free verse poem.
  • Recognize common types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems).
  • Analyze how an author structures a text, orders events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulates time (e.g., pacing) to create mystery, tension, or surprise.

Your assignment is to put them in order from K to College and Career Ready. I'll post the answers in a comment in a few days.

1 comment:

Tom Hoffman said...

The order is...

4, 6, CCR, 1, 11-12, 2, 5, 3,7,8, K, 9-10.