ELA.2.R.1.1

Identify plot structure and describe main story elements in a literary text.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Main story elements for the purpose of this benchmark are the setting, characters, and sequence of events of a story. 
Clarification 2: For setting, students will describe where and when the events of the story are happening. The time element of setting will be addressed even when not explicitly indicated in the text. 
Clarification 3: For character, student’s will describe characters’ traits, feelings, and behaviors.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 2
Strand: Reading
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010043: Language Arts - Grade Two (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
7710013: Access Language Arts - Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5011020: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010024: Basic Skills in Reading 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)
5010102: Introduction to Debate Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010013: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 2 (Specifically in versions: 2021 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.2.R.1.AP.1: Sequence and describe main elements in a literary text.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorials

Exploring Stories:

Identify story elements in multiple versions of Cinderella and then compare and contrast the story elements in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Piecing Together Details:

Answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions to demonstrate understanding of the elements of a story in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Student Center Activities

Comprehension: Story Book:

In this activity, students will sequence events in a story using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Line-Up:

In this activity, students will sequence events in a story.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Character Characteristics:

In this activity, students will describe a character by using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Compare-A-Character:

In this activity, students will identify similarities and differences between characters and will record their findings on a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Element Sort:

In this activity, students will identify story elements by sorting them into appropriate categories.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Element Web:

In this activity, students will identify story elements and record them in a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Story Grammar Yammer:

In this activity, students will identify story elements and record them on a graphic organizer. As an extension activity, students will retell the story using the recorded story elements.

Type: Student Center Activity

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades K-5

Exploring Stories:

Identify story elements in multiple versions of Cinderella and then compare and contrast the story elements in this interactive tutorial.

Piecing Together Details:

Answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions to demonstrate understanding of the elements of a story in this interactive tutorial.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorials

Exploring Stories:

Identify story elements in multiple versions of Cinderella and then compare and contrast the story elements in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Piecing Together Details:

Answer who, what, where, when, why and how questions to demonstrate understanding of the elements of a story in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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