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ELD Standards: Grades 3-5

Literary Response and Analysis

ELD Levels
ELD Standards
Instructional Strategies
Beginning
Listen to a story and respond orally in one or two words to factual comprehension questions.
 
Identify orally different characters and settings in simple literary texts by using words or phrases.
 
Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction by giving one or two word oral responses.
 
Create pictures, lists, charts, and tables to identify the characteristics of fairy tales, folktales, myths, and legends.
 
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Early Intermediate
Respond orally to factual comprehension questions about brief literary texts by answering in simple sentences.
 
Read literary texts and orally identify the main events of the plot by using simple sentences.
 
Recite simple poems.
 
Describe orally in simple sentences the setting of a literary work. 
 
Distinguish orally between poetry, drama, and short stories by using simple sentences.
 
Describe orally in simple sentences a character in a literary selection according to his or her actions. 

Intermediate
Use expanded vocabulary and descriptive words in paraphrasing oral and written responses to texts.
 
Apply knowledge of language to derive meaning from literary texts and comprehend them. 

Early Advanced
Identify and describe figurative language (e.g., similes, metaphors, and personification).
 
Distinguish between literary connotations and symbols from culture to culture.
 
Read a literary selection and orally identify metaphors and similes.
 
Identify the motives of characters in a work of fiction. 
 
Recognize and describe themes stated directly in a text.
 
Read a literary selection and orally identify the speaker or narrator by using simple sentences.
 
Read a literary selection and orally identify the main conflict in the plot and its resolution.
 
Recognize the difference between the first-person and third-person points of view in a literary text. 

Advanced
Describe the major characteristics of poetry, drama, fiction, and nonfiction.
 
Identify various techniques to influence readers' perspectives and evaluate the author's use of the techniques.
 
Recognize and describe themes stated directly or implied in literary texts.
 
Compare and contrast the motives of characters in a work of fiction.