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Topic: Personal response to written/spoken texts and visual media 

Arts and Communication

 Standard 2.  Knows and applies appropriate criteria to arts and communication products
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Understands the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others (e.g., making choices, forming judgments, expressing preferences based on personal and art criticism criteria)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands the process of critiquing one’s own work
     2.Understands the process of critiquing the work of others
     3.Understands the role of making choices in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
     4.Understands the role of forming judgments in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
     5.Understands the role of expressing preferences based on personal criteria in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
     6.Understands the role of expressing preferences based on art criticism criteria in the process of critiquing one’s own work and the work of others
 Standard 4.  Understands ways in which the human experience is transmitted and reflected in the arts and communication
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 2.Knows ways in which different art forms evoke emotional responses (e.g., how musical styles evoke emotions such as sorrow, love, joy, anger, and pride; ways that works of art evoke emotions through the use of selected media, techniques, and processes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows how musical styles evoke emotions such as sorrow
     2.Knows how musical styles evoke emotions such as love
     3.Knows how musical styles evoke emotions such as joy
     4.Knows how musical styles evoke emotions such as anger
     5.Knows how musical styles evoke emotions such as pride
     6.Knows how the ways that works of art evoke emotions through the use of selected media
     7.Knows how the ways that works of art evoke emotions through the use of selected techniques

Language Arts

 Standard 1.  Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 12.Writes in response to literature (e.g., responds to significant issues in a log or journal, answers discussion questions, anticipates and answers a reader’s questions, writes a summary of a book, describes an initial impression of a text, connects knowledge from a text with personal knowledge, states an interpretive, evaluative, or reflective position; draws inferences about the effects of the work on an audience)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Draws inferences about the effects of the work on an audience
     2.Responds to issues in a log or journal
     3.Answers discussion questions
     4.Anticipates readers’ questions
     5.Answers readers’ questions
     6.Writes a summary of a book
     7.Describes initial impression of text
     8.Connects knowledge from text with personal knowledge
     9.States an interpretive position
     10.States an evaluative position
     11.States a reflective position
 Standard 5.  Uses the general skills and strategies of the reading process
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 6.Reflects on what has been learned after reading and formulates ideas, opinions, and personal responses to texts
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Reflects on what has been learned after reading
     2.Formulates ideas in response to text
     3.Formulates opinions in response to text
     4.Formulates personal responses to text
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 5.Understands influences on a reader’s response to a text (e.g., personal experiences and values; perspective shaped by age, gender, class, or nationality)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands influence of personal experiences on a reader’s response to a text
     2.Understands influence of personal values on a reader’s response to a text
     3.Understands how a reader’s perspectives are shaped by age
     4.Understands how a reader’s perspectives are shaped by gender
     5.Understands how a reader’s perspectives are shaped by class
     6.Understands how a reader’s perspectives are shaped by nationality
 Standard 6.  Uses skills and strategies to read a variety of literary texts
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 4.Relates stories to personal experiences (e.g., events, characters, conflicts, themes)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Relates story themes to personal experiences
     2.Relates story events to personal experiences
     3.Relates story characters to personal experiences
     4.Relates story conflicts to personal experiences
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 8.Makes connections between characters or simple events in a literary work and people or events in his or her own life
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes connections between characters in literary work and people in his/her own life
     2.Makes connections between characters in literary work and events in his/her own life
     3.Makes connections between events in literary work and people in his/her own life
     4.Makes connections between events in literary work and events in his/her own life
  Level III (Grade 6-8)
   Benchmark 10.Makes connections between the motives of characters or the causes for complex events in texts and those in his or her own life
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes connections between motives of characters in the text and those in his/her own life
     2.Makes connections between causes for complex events in the text and those in his/her own life
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 9.Makes connections between his or her own life and the characters, events, motives, and causes of conflict in texts
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Makes connections between his/her own life and characters in texts
     2.Makes connections between his/her own life and motives in texts
     3.Makes connections between his/her own life and events in texts
     4.Makes connections between his/her own life and causes of conflict in texts
 Standard 7.  Uses skills and strategies to read a variety of informational texts
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 4.Relates new information to prior knowledge and experience
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Relates new information from reading to prior knowledge
     2.Relates new information from reading to prior experience
  Level II (Grade 3-5)
   Benchmark 6.Uses prior knowledge and experience to understand and respond to new information
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Use prior knowledge to understand and respond to new information
     2.Uses prior experience to understand and respond to new information
 Standard 8.  Uses listening and speaking strategies for different purposes
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 7.Recites and responds to familiar stories, poems, and rhymes with patterns (e.g., relates information to own life; describes character, setting, plot)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     4.Responds to familiar stories
     5.Responds to familiar poems
     6.Responds to familiar rhymes with patterns
     7.Relates information to own life in oral communication
     8.Describes characters in oral communication
     9.Describes settings in oral communication
     10.Describes plots in oral communication
 Standard 9.  Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media
  Level I (Grade K-2)
   Benchmark 5.Knows different elements from films, videos, television, and other visual media that appeal to him or her (e.g., scary parts, action segments, particular characters, color, sound effects, animation, layout, music)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows elements from films that appeal to him or her
     2.Knows elements from videos that appeal to to him or her
     3.Knows elements from television that appeal to to him or her
     4.Knows elements from other visual media that appeal to to him or her
     5.Knows how much action segments appeal to him or her
     6.Knows how much scary parts in media appeal to him or her
     7.Knows particular characters in visual media appeal to him or her
     8.Knows much animation appeals to him or her
     9.Knows how much color in visual media appeals to him or her
     10.Knows how much various layouts of visual media appeal to him or her
     11.Knows much sound effects in visual media appeal to him or her
     12.Knows how much music in visual media appeals to him or her