Key Ideas and Details
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how
to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
Recount stories, including fables and folktales from diverse cultures,
and determine their central message, lesson, or moral.
RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
Craft and Structure
Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration,
rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or
RL.2.5 Describe the overall structure of a story, including
describing how the beginning introduces the story and the ending
concludes the action.
Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including
by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Use information gained from the illustrations and words in a print or
digital text to demonstrate understanding of its characters, setting, or
RL.2.8 (Not applicable to literature)
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story (e.g.,
Cinderella stories) by different authors or from different cultures.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including
stories and poetry, in the grades 2–3 text complexity band proficiently,
with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
Responding to Literature
RL.2.11 Make connections between self, text, and the world around them (text, media, social interaction).