VOCABULARY (words that are helpful in the instruction of this standard)
- major events
UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD what's this
- Verbally identifying characters, settings, and related events supports oral language
- development, vocabulary acquisition, and speaking and listening standards across grade levels.
- Focusing on major events to use in their retelling helps readers begin to
- discern what is most important and relevant. This can be linked to oral/written summaries and observations in science, social studies, math, and other content areas.
- Participating in story element identification and description improves student understanding
- of narratives and their structure, which prepares students for reading other narratives and helps students learn how to write their own stories.
- Designing visual props for reenactments (with teacher guidance) or creating illustrations
- of story elements would help students understand the relationship between literature and arts and deepen their comprehension of the story.
QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION what's this
- How does understanding story elements, such as characters, settings, and major events,
- support comprehension and more independent reading of narrative texts?
- What strategies can be used to help students identify the characters, settings, and major
- events of stories?
- What additional instructional support can be provided for students who struggle to attend to the
- important elements of text?
Go to RL.1.3
to see the progression of related skills.