identify universal themes, such as:
The student will read, comprehend, and analyze literary texts of different cultures and eras. a) Identify main and supporting ideas. b) Make predictions, draw inferences, and connect prior knowledge to support reading comprehension. c) Explain similarities and differences of techniques and literary forms represented in the literature of different cultures and eras. d) Analyze the cultural or social function of literature. e) Identify universal themes prevalent in the literature of different cultures. f) Examine a literary selection from several critical perspectives. g) Explain the influence of historical context on the form, style, and point of view of a literary text. h) Evaluate how an author’s specific word choices, syntax, tone, and voice shape the intended meaning of the text, achieve specific effects and support the author’s purpose. i) Compare and contrast literature from different cultures and eras. j) Distinguish between a critique and a summary. k) Compare and contrast how rhyme, rhythm, sound, imagery, style, form, and other literary devices convey a message and elicit a reader’s emotions. l) Compare and contrast character development in a play to characterization in other literary forms. m) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.