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Topic: Story/literary elements  

Theatre

 Standard 6.  Understands the context in which theatre, film, television, and electronic media are performed today as well as in the past
  Level II (Grade K-4)
   Benchmark 1.Identifies and compares similar characters and situations in stories/dramas from and about various cultures
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Identifies similar characters in stories/dramas from and about various cultures
     2.Compares the characteristics of similar characters in stories/dramas from and about various cultures
     3.Identifies similar situations in stories/dramas from and about various cultures
     4.Compares similar situations in stories/dramas from and about various cultures
  Level III (Grade 5-8)
   Benchmark 1.Understands similarities and differences among archetypal characters (e.g., the trickster, the villain, the warrior, the superhero) and situations in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands similarities among archetypal characters and situations in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
     2.Understands differences among archetypal characters and situations in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
     3.Understands characteristics of "the trickster" in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
     4.Understands characteristics of "the villain" in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
     5.Understands characteristics of "the warrior" in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
     6.Understands characteristics of "the superhero" in dramas from and about various cultures and historical periods
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Understands how similar themes are treated in drama from various cultures and historical periods
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands how similar themes are treated in drama from various cultures

Foreign Language

 Standard 2.  Understands and interprets written and spoken language on diverse topics from diverse media
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 3.Understands story elements (e.g., main plot and sub-plots; appearance, roles, and significance of characters; theme, setting) in authentic, ability-appropriate written literature (e.g., short stories, poems)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Understands main plot and sub-plots in authentic, ability-appropriate written literature
     2.Understands appearance, roles, and significance of characters in authentic, ability-appropriate written literature
     3.Understands theme in authentic, ability-appropriate written literature
     4.Understands setting in authentic, ability-appropriate written literature
     5.Understands story elements in ability-appropriate short stories
     6.Understands story elements in ability-appropriate poems