understand and analyze elements of an author’s style, including:
The student will read and analyze a variety of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction, and poetry. a) Explain the use of symbols and figurative language. b) Make inferences and draw conclusions based on explicit and implied information using evidence from text as support. c) Explain how authors use characters, conflict, point of view, voice, and tone to create meaning. d) Understand the author’s use of conventional elements and characteristics within a variety of genres. e) Compare and contrast the author’s use of word choice, dialogue, form, rhyme, rhythm, and voice in different texts. f) Compare and contrast authors’ styles. g) Identify and ask questions that clarify various viewpoints. h) Identify the main idea. i) Summarize text relating supporting details. j) Identify an author’s organizational pattern using textual clues, such as transitional words and phrases. k) Identify cause and effect relationships. l) Use prior and background knowledge as a context for new learning. m) Use reading strategies to monitor comprehension throughout the reading process.