RL.K.3

With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.

 


VOCABULARY (words that are helpful in the instruction of this standard)
  • identify/identification
  • characters
  • settings
  • events
  • problem

  • solution
  • major events
  • story
  • narratives
  • middle
  • end

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?

 


LEARNING PROGRESSION

Go to RL.1.3 to see the progression of related skills.