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List of Benchmarks for Language Arts 
 Standard 6.Uses skills and strategies to read a variety of literary texts
  
TopicLiterary genres
   Level II (Grade 3-5)
  Benchmark 2.Knows the defining characteristics (e.g., rhyme and rhythm in poetry; settings and dialogue in drama; make believe in folktales and fantasies; life stories in biography; illustrations in children’s stories) and structural elements (e.g., chapter, scene, stanza, verse, meter) of a variety of literary genres
   Vocabulary terms
A.  text characteristic
B.  genres
C.  fairy tale characteristics
D.  folk tale characteristics
E.  fiction
F.  nonfiction
G.  myth characteristics
H.  poem
I.  fable
J.  fantasy
K.  historical fiction
L.  biography
M.  autobiography
N.  chapter book
  Knowledge/skill statements
  1. Knows the defining characteristics of a variety of literary genres    P   RL.1.5; RL.4.5 
  2. Knows the defining structural elements of a variety of literary genres   P   RL.4.5; RL.5.5 
  3. Knows the defining characteristics of poems appropriate to grades 3-5   P   RL.4.5 
  4. Knows that rhyme is a defining characteristics of poetry   P   RL.4.5 
  5. Knows that rhythm is a defining characteristic of poetry   P   RL.4.5 
  6. Knows the defining characteristics of dramas appropriate to grades 3-5    RL.4.5 
  7. Understands setting as a defining characteristic of drama    RL.4.5 
  8. Understands dialogue as a defining characteristic of drama    RL.4.5 
  9. Knows the defining characteristics of folktales appropriate to grades 3-5   P  
  10. Understands that make believe is a defining characteristic of folktales    P  
  11. Knows the defining characteristics of fantasies appropriate to grades 3-5   P  
  12. Understands that make believe is a defining characteristic of fantasies   P  
  13. Knows the defining characteristics of biographies appropriate to grades 3-5   
  14. Knows that life stories are the defining characteristic of biographies   
  15. Knows that illustrations are a defining characteristic of children’s stories    
  16. Knows that the chapter is a structural element in literary genres    RL.3.5; RL.5.5 
  17. Knows that scenes are a structural element of literary genres    RL.3.5; RL.5.5 
  18. Knows that stanzas are a structural element of literary genres    RL.3.5; RL.5.5 
  19. Knows that verses are a structural element of poetry    RL.4.5 
  20. Knows that meter is a structural element of poetry    RL.4.5 
  
McREL Activity(s)
   Coyote and Anansi


 P  = Performance expectation(s) available based on source documents

 CC  = Common Core standards available (Common Core ID indicated)

Citation Log: BD(CAE,22,29;​CBE,69;​CCE,12;​ G3E,3;​G4E,1;​G5E,2;​INE,27,35,45;​INI,26.44;​IPI,2.27;​MAE,42,47,50,51,53,60;​MA2E,7,12;​MA2I,9,11,13;​NS1E,26;​NRI,13;​NZ2E,10,12;​T1E,82-83,138;​VE,13,15-18)
Citation reference
BD = benchmark, declarative
BP = benchmark, procedural
BC = benchmark, contextual

1st letter/number of each code in parentheses:
*   McREL Report
A   Australian Education Council
AASL   American Association of School Librarians
AC   ACT, College Readiness Standards
AD   American Diploma Project
B   British Film Institute
C   Considine & Haley, Visual Images
CA   California: English-Language Arts Content Standards
CB   CBE: Standards for Excellence
CBS   College Board: College Board Standards for College Success: English Language Arts
CC   Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts
D   Department of Defense Curriculum
E1   Edison Project: Primary Academy
E2   Edison Project: Elementary Academy
E3   Edison Project: Junior Academy
ES1   NCTE: Exemplar Series, K-5
ES2   NCTE: Exemplar Series, 6-8
ES3   NCTE: Exemplar Series, 9-12
FR   France: Programmes de l’ecole primaire francaise
G1   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 1
G2   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 2
G3   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 3
G4   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 4
G5   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 5
G6   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 6
G7   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 7
G8   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 8
G9   Georgia: English Language Arts - Grade 9
GAL   Georgia: English Language Arts - American Literature
GK   Georgia: English Language Arts - Kindergarten
HS   Head Start Child Outcome Framework
IA   International Baccalaureate: Middle Years Language A
IA1   International Baccalaureate: Language A1 Guide
IN   Indiana: English Language Arts
IP   International Baccalaureate: Primary
L   Literacy for the Information Age
LA   Louisiana Language and Literacy Development
MA   Massachusetts: English Language Arts Curriculum Framework
MA2   Massachusetts: Supplement to English Language Arts Framework, Grades 3,5,7
MH   McGraw-Hill Pre-K Standards
N   National Communication Association
N4   NAEP: Released items for grade 4 (2003)
N8   NAEP: Released items for grade 8 (2003)
NR   NAEP: 1992-1998 Achievement Levels- Reading
NS1   New Standards: Elementary School
NS2   New Standards: Middle School
NS3   New Standards: High School
NW   NAEP: 1992-1998 Achievement Levels-Writing
NZ    New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum
NZ2   New Zealand Curriculum
O1   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 1
O10   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 10
O11   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 11
O12   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 12
O2   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 2
O3   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 3
O4   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 4
O5   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 5
O6   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 6
O7   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 7
O8   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 8
O9   Ontario Ministry of Education, Media Literacy - Grade 9
P   Partnership for 21st Century Skills
R   Russia: Beginnings: The Fundamentals of Preschool Education
S   Speech Communication Association
SP1   NCTE: Standards in Practice: K-2
SP2   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 3-5
SP3   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 6-8
SP4   NCTE: Standards in Practice: 9-12
SS   NCSS: Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
T   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading
T1   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: Elementary
T2   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: Middle School
T3   Texas: English Language Arts and Reading: High School
TM   Teaching the Media
TX   Texas Prekindergarten Curriculum Guidelines
U   Understanding University Success: A Report from Standards for Success
UNK   United Kingdom: Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage
UT   Utah Early Childhood Standards
V   Board of Education, Commonwealth of Virginia: Standards of Learning

2nd letter code :
E = Explicitly stated in document
I = Implicit in document

Number:
Page number of the cited document