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RL Reading Standards for Literature
- Key Ideas and Details
- RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of a literary text using key details from the text.
- RL.2.2 Retell stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures, and determine the author’s purpose (e.g., teach a lesson, make you laugh, tell a scary story, describe an imaginary place), lesson or moral.
- RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story, play or poem respond to major events, problems, and challenges.
- Craft and Structure
- RL.2.4 Identify words and phrases that supply rhythm or sensory images and meaning in a story, poem, or song (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) and describe how they make a reader feel or what a reader might see in his or her mind.
- RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including describing how the beginning introduces the story (who, what, why, where), the middle describes the problem (how characters react or feel and what they do), and the ending concludes the action or tells how the problem was solved.
- RL.2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud.
- Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
- RL.2.7 Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or plot (e.g., problem-solution; chronology).
- RL.2.9 Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story/text (e.g., Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
- Range of Reading and Level of Complexity
- RL.2.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend a range of literature from a variety of cultures, within a complexity band appropriate to grade 2 (from upper grade 1 to grade 3), with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.