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  1. Feb 2016
    1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

      Students need to be able to give examples from the text after reading and be able to explain what the detail means.

    2. Describe the overall structure of a story

      When students are able to understand the difference between the beginning and end of the story, they know the beginning introduces the story and prepares the reader for what is to follow. Students know that the end of the story concludes the action.

    3. Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).

      Students identify key details, about plots and settings of different stories that have the same or similar characters and they are written by the same author. Students will see this commonly in series books.

    4. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text

      Students who ask questions by using words such as who, why, what, where, and when, expand their understanding of a text. They also use words such as setting, events, and characters.

    5. Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters

      This is when the students understand the difference between the author of the story and the narrator. The students know that the narrator is the story teller, which is the voice of the story in which the story is told. The students also know that the author of the book is the person who wrote the book.