RL.3.7

Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

 


VOCABULARY
  • illustrations
  • setting
  • perspective

  • mood
  • message
  • visual clues

  • character
  • interpretation
  • information

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
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  • Students who are able to explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by words about characters, setting, or mood demonstrate an understanding of the roles of the illustrator and author and how the illustrator and author work together to help the reader “make meaning”.
  • Explaining how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by words in the story requires students to read text or hear text read and visualize what is conveyed by the words read and heard. This visualization supports student’s analysis of text illustrations and helps students connect illustrations to words in text.
  • Students who are able to explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by words about mood demonstrate an understanding of what the term mood means and can identify a variety of moods. They are able to infer mood when the mood is not stated using key details and illustrations.
  • Students who are able to explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by words about mood, characters, or setting use an extensive academic vocabulary related to reading literature acquired over several years. They have a deep understanding of terms such as characters, mood, setting, illustrations, analyze, connect, support, text, making inferences and use these terms correctly and with ease.
  • Explaining how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by words in the story regarding characters and setting requires students to have a deep understanding of key details of the characters and setting and be able to connect those details as described by words in the text to specific aspects of illustrations.
  • Explaining how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by words in the story requires that students analyze illustrations for clues that support or enhance their understanding of characters or setting.
  • Understanding the meaning of visuals within a text is an essential skill for students in grades 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.
  • Learning how to integrate information from multiple sources assists students in developing such higher order thinking skills as synthesizing, analyzing and evaluating, which are necessary for all content areas.
  • Considering the choices authors and illustrators make in telling a story can help students in making such choices in their own writing.

QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
  • In what ways do illustrations support the comprehension of a text?
  • What strategies or activities help students analyze illustrations, analyze text about characters, setting and mood, and, then, connect the two.
  • What skills, knowledge, and academic vocabulary must students have mastered in order to connect specific aspects of illustrations to specific words in text about character, setting, and mood that the illustrations support?
  • How does each illustration provide clues about the story’s mood, characters, and setting?
  • Do the illustrations convey a particular character’s point of view?


LEARNING PROGRESSION
Go to RL.2.7 to see skills mastered prior to this.