ELA: American Literature Version: CPS05-06


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading and Literature


 
ELAALRL1 Demonstrates Comprehension/Fiction
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the American Literature reading list. The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the structures and elements of American fiction and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELAALRL1.a
Locates and analyzes such elements in fiction as language and style, character development, point of view, irony, and structures (e.g., chronological, in medias res, flashback, frame narrative, epistolary narrative) in works of American fiction from different time periods.
58 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.b
Identifies and analyzes patterns of imagery of symbolism.
16 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.c
Relates identified elements in fiction to theme or underlying meaning.
30 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.d
Analyzes, evaluates, and applies knowledge of the ways authors use techniques and elements in fiction for rhetorical and aesthetic purposes.
20 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.e
Analyzes the influence of mythic, tradional, or classical literature on American literature.
361 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.f
Traces the history of the development of American fiction.
631 Resources
 

 
Demonstrates Comprehension/Nonfiction/Informational Text
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the American Literature reading list. The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the purpose, structure, and elements of nonfiction and/or informational materials and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELAALRL1.a
Analyzes and explains the structures and elements of nonfiction works of American literature such as letters, journals, and diaries, speeches, and essays.
58 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.b
Analyzes and evaluates the logic and use of evidence in an author's argument.
16 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.c
Analyzes, evaluates, and applies knowledge of the ways authors use language, style, syntax, and rhetorical strategies for specific purposes in nonfiction works.
30 Resources
 

 
Demonstrates Comprehension/Poetry
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the American Literature reading list. The student identifies and analyzes elements of poetry from various periods of American literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELAALRL1.a
Identifies, responds to, and analyzes the effects of diction, tone, mood, syntax, sound, form, figurative language, and structure of poems as these elements relate to meaning. i. sound: alliteration, end rhyme, internal rhyme, consonance, assonance ii. form: fixed and free, lyric, ballad, sonnet, narrative poem, blank verse iii. figurative language: personification, imagery, metaphor, conceit, simile, metonymy, synecdoche, hyperbole, symbolism, allusion
58 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.b
Analyzes and evaluates the effects of diction and imagery (e.g., controlling images, figurative language, extended metaphor, understatement, hyperbole, irony, paradox, and tone) as they relate to underlying meaning.
16 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.c
Traces the historical development of poetic styles and forms in American literature.
30 Resources
 

 
Demonstrates Comprehension/Drama
The student demonstrates comprehension by identifying evidence (e.g., diction, imagery, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, plot events) and main ideas in a variety of texts representative of different genres (e.g., poetry, prose [short story, novel, essay, editorial, biography], and drama) and using this evidence as the basis for interpretation. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the American Literature reading list.The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of the themes, structures, and elements of dramatic American literature and provides evidence from the text to support understanding; the student:
Element: ELAALRL1.a
Identifies and analyzes types of dramatic literature (e.g., political drama, modern drama, theater of the absurd).
58 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.b
Analyzes the characters, structures, and themes of dramatic literature.
16 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.c
Identifies and analyzes dramatic elements (e.g., stage directions, fourth wall, expressionism, minimalism, dramatic irony).
30 Resources
Element: ELAALRL1.d
Identifies and analyzes how dramatic elements support and enhance the interpretation of dramatic literature.
20 Resources
 

 
ELAALRL2 Theme
The student identifies, analyzes, and applies knowledge of theme in a work of American literature and provides evidence from the work to support understanding. The student:
Element: ELAALRL2.a
Applies knowledge of the concept that the theme or meaning of a selection represents a universal view or comment on life or society and provides support from the text for the identified theme.
46 Resources
Element: ELAALRL2.b
Evaluates the way an author's choice of words advances the theme or purpose of the work.
10 Resources
Element: ELAALRL2.c
Applies knowledge of the concept that a text can contain more than one theme.
30 Resources
Element: ELAALRL2.d
Analyzes and compares texts that express universal themes characteristics of American literature across time and genre(e.g., American individualism, the American dream, cultural diversity, and tolerance)and provides support from the texts for the identified themes.
392 Resources
 

 
ELAALRL3 Contemporary Context or Historical Background/Primary Source
The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to their contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods.The student relates a literary work to primary source documents of its literary period or historical setting; the student:
Element: ELAALRL3.a
Relates a literary work to the seminal ideas of the time in which it is set or the time of its composition. i. Native American literature ii. Colonial/Revolutionary/National literature
74 Resources
Element: ELAALRL3.b
Relates a literary work to the characteristics of the literary time period that it represents. i. Romanticism/Transcendentalism ii. Realism iii. Naturalism iv. Modernism (including Harlem Renaissance) v. Postmodernism
74 Resources
 

 
Contemporary Context or Historical Background/Different Genres/Purposes
The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to their contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods. The student compares and contrasts specific characteristics of different genres as they develop and change over time for different purposes (e.g., personal, meditative Colonial writing vs. public, political documents of the Revolutionary era, or replication of traditional European styles [Bradstreet,Taylor] vs. emerging distinctive American style [Dickinson,Whitman] in poetry).
 

 
Contemporary Context or Historical Background/Different Genres/Types of Discourse
The student deepens understanding of literary works by relating them to their contemporary context or historical background, as well as to works from other time periods. The student analyzes a variety of works representative of different genres within specific time periods in order to identify types of discourse (e.g., satire, parody, allegory) that cross the lines of genre classifications.
 

 
ELAALRL4 Writing Genres
The student employs a variety of writing genres to demonstrate a comprehensive grasp of significant ideas in selected literary works. The student composes essays, narratives, poems, or technical documents. The student
Element: ELAALRL4.a
Demonstrates awareness of an author's use of stylistic devices and an appreciation of the effects created by the devices.
19 Resources
Element: ELAALRL4.b
Analyze the use of imagery, language, and other particular aspects of a text that contribute to theme or underlying meaning.
10 Resources
Element: ELAALRL4.c
Draw comparisons between specific incidents in a text and broader themes that illustrate the writer's important beliefts or generalizations about life.
575 Resources
Element: ELAALRL4.d
Analyze multiple, relevant historical records of a single event and examine their critical relationships to a literary work.
327 Resources
Element: ELAALRL4.e
Include a formal works cited or bibliography when applicable.
1 Resources
 

 
ELAALRL5 Vocabulary
The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing. The student
Element: ELAALRL5.a
Identifies and correctly uses idioms, cognates, words with literal and figurative meanings, and patterns of word changes that indicate different meanings or functions.
11 Resources
Element: ELAALRL5.b
Uses knowledge of mythology, the Bible, and other works often alluded to in American literature to understand the meanings of new words.
2 Resources
Element: ELAALRL5.c
Uses general dictionaries, specialized dictionaries, thesauruses, or related references as needed to increase learning.
1 Resources
 

Strand: Reading Across the Curriculum


 
ELAALRC1 25 Books
The student reads a minimum of 25 grade-level appropriate books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) per year from a variety of subject disciplines. The student reads both informational and fictional texts in a variety of genres and modes of discourse, including technical texts related to various subject areas.
 

 
ELALARC2 Curricular Learning
The student participates in discussions related to curricular learning in all subject areas. The student
Element: ELALARC2.a
Identifies messages and themes from books in all subject areas.
Element: ELALARC2.b
Responds to a variety of texts in multiple modes of discourse.
Element: ELALARC2.c
Relates messages and themes from one subject area to those in another area.
Element: ELALARC2.d
Evaluates the merits of texts in every subject discipline.
Element: ELALARC2.e
Examines the author's purpose in writing.
Element: ELALARC2.f
Recognizes the features of disciplinary texts.
 

 
ELAALRC3 Vocabulary
The student acquires new vocabulary in each content area and uses it correctly. The student
Element: ELALARC3.a
Demonstrates an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects.
Element: ELALARC3.b
Uses content vocabulary in writing and speaking.
Element: ELALARC3.c
Explores understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
 

 
ELAALRC4 Context for Information
The student establishes a context for information acquired by reading across subject areas. The student
Element: ELALARC4.a
Explores life experiences related to subject area content.
Element: ELALARC4.b
Discusses in both writing and speaking how certain words and concepts relate to multiple subjects.
Element: ELALARC4.c
Determines strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unfamiliar words or concepts.
 

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