Literary Response and Analysis

3.0 Literary Response and Analysis

Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of children's literature. They distinguish between the structural features of the text and literary terms or elements (e.g., them, plot, setting, characters). The selections in Recommended Literature, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve illustrate the quality and complexity of the materials to be read by students.


Structural Feature of Literature

3.1 Distinguish common forms of literature (e.g., poetry, drama, fiction, non-fiction).
Literary Genres- A PowerPoint


Narrative Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text

3.2 Comprehend basic plots of classic fairy tales, myths, folktales, legends, and fables from around the world. 

3.3 Determine what characters are like by what they say or do and by how the author or illustrator portrays them.  

3.4 Determine the underlying theme or author's message in fiction and nonfiction text.
3.5 Recognize the similarities of sounds in words and rhythmic patterns (e.g., alliteration, onomatopoeia) in a selection. 
3.6 Identify the speaker or narrator in a selection.  
Other Materials:
    Tongue Twisters Web Site with links to many resources.