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.


 


VOCABULARY

  • Illustrations
  • Story details
  • Digital text
  • Demonstrate
  • Plot

  • Characters
  • Settings
  • Events
  • Print

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this 
  • Students who are able to use illustrations along with print or digital text to describe characters, settings or plot must have acquired an academic vocabulary which includes illustrations, print text, digital text, describe, characters, settings, plot, events, key details, connect, and analyze.
  • Students who use illustrations along with print or digital text to describe characters, settings or plot demonstrate they can determine key details from print or digital text and match those to illustrations to develop descriptions.
  • By using illustrations as well as print or digital text to describe characters, settings, and plot, students demonstrate their ability to find clues in illustrations and related evidence in text to develop descriptions.
  • Students who use illustrations or other graphics to support their analysis of characters, settings and plot tend to produce richer and more complete descriptions.
  • By using illustrations as well as print or digital text to describe characters, settings, and plot, students grow in their realization of the importance of illustrations and other graphics in “making meaning” as well as in their own writing or presentation projects.
  • Using illustrations as well as print or digital text to describe characters, settings, and plot enables students to analyze whether or not a personal visualization of a character or situation was accurate or complete.
  • When students use illustrations as well as details to describe characters, settings and events, they strengthen their understanding of the relationship between visual information and written information in helping them understand what they have read,
  • When students identify key elements revealed by the author’s words as well as those apparent in illustrations or visual representations, they begin to integrate and analyze literature and the arts. 
  • Use a range of strategies as they read including constant monitoring, searching, connecting, and inferring to deepen their understanding of the author’s message
  • Understanding the meaning of visuals within a text is an essential skill for students, K-12, and crosses all content areas.
  • The ability to analyze the relationship between visual information and written information is crucial to grasping both specific points and broader meanings of a text.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this 
  • How does each illustration give clues about the characters, setting, or events in the story?
  • How does the information provided by the illustrations compare to the information provided by the words in the text?
  • What details do we know about the characters?
  • What details do we know about the setting?
  • What details do we know about the text?
  • What academic vocabulary do students need to review or newly learn to meet this standard?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RL.1.7 to see skills mastered prior to this.
Go to RL.3.7 to see the progression of related skills.