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ELAR K.8

Multiple genres: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking using multiple texts--genres. The student recognizes and analyzes genre-specific characteristics, structures, and purposes within and across increasingly complex traditional, contemporary, classical, and diverse texts. The student is expected to:

  • (1) demonstrate knowledge of distinguishing characteristics of well-known children's literature such as folktales, fables, fairy tales, and nursery rhymes;
    • (A) discuss rhyme and rhythm in nursery rhymes and a variety of poems;
    • (B) discuss main characters in drama;
    • (C) recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
    • (D) the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance;
      • (i) titles and simple graphics to gain information; and
      • (ii) the steps in a sequence with adult assistance;
      • (iii) recognize characteristics of persuasive text with adult assistance and state what the author is trying to persuade the reader to think or do; and
    • (E) recognize characteristics of multimodal and digital texts.

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