LAFS.7.RL.3.9

Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 7
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes
Test Item Specifications
  • Item Type(s): This benchmark may be assessed using: TM , EBSR , MS , MC , OR , SHT item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items should focus on the time, place, or character of both pieces rather than more general or overarching ideas. Items should focus on the similarities or differences between the two pieces. Items may ask about author’s intent with regard to the use or alteration of history.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with two or more grade-appropriate fictional portrayals and historical accounts of the same period. Texts may vary in complexity.
  • Response Mechanisms :
    The Technology-Enhanced Item Descriptions section on pages 3 and 4 provides a list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess this standard (excluding the Editing Task Choice and Editing Task item types). The Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not limited to, the examples below.
  • Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :

    Task Demand

    Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account of the same period as a means of understanding how authors of fiction use or alter history.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Hot Text

    • Requires the student to select words or phrases from the text to support an analysis of the texts. 
    • Requires the student to select a conclusion about how the fiction text uses or alters history and then select supporting details from both texts. 

    EBSR

    • Requires the student to select an analysis and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the analysis. 

    Multiple Choice

    • Requires the student to select an analysis of the texts. 

    Multiselect

    • Requires the student to select multiple explicit or implicit details that support an analysis of the texts. 

    Open Response

    • Requires the student to explain how an element of the historical account impacts the piece of fiction. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table that compares and contrasts aspects of the fictional portrayal and the historical account.

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
1000000: M/J Intensive Language Arts (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
1000010: M/J Intensive Reading 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
1000020: M/J Intensive Reading and Career Planning (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
1001040: M/J Language Arts 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1001050: M/J Language Arts 2 Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
1002010: M/J Language Arts 2 Through ESOL (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1002180: M/J English Language Development (MC) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
1008040: M/J Reading 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1008050: M/J Reading 2, Advanced (Specifically in versions: 2013 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (course terminated))
1009010: M/J Creative Writing 2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7810012: Access M/J Language Arts 2  (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022 (current), 2022 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)
1002181: M/J Developmental Language Arts Through ESOL (Reading) (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9a: Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of time/place with a historical account of the same time.
LAFS.7.RL.3.AP.9b: Compare and contrast a fictional character with a historical character of the same time.

Related Resources

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

Lesson Plan

Setting and Plot in "The Devil's Arithmetic":

This four-day lesson plan, days 2-5 in a unit, is centered around the question of why and how the shifting setting in the novel, The Devil's Arithmetic, affects both the characters and the plot.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Paul Revere's Ride - What Really Happened?:

Examine the important differences between historical fiction and factual historical accounts. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read the poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. You'll examine how Longfellow reshaped the events of history to create this renown piece of historical fiction.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Original Student Tutorials for Language Arts - Grades 6-12

Paul Revere's Ride - What Really Happened?:

Examine the important differences between historical fiction and factual historical accounts. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read the poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. You'll examine how Longfellow reshaped the events of history to create this renown piece of historical fiction.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Paul Revere's Ride - What Really Happened?:

Examine the important differences between historical fiction and factual historical accounts. In this interactive tutorial, you'll read the poem "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. You'll examine how Longfellow reshaped the events of history to create this renown piece of historical fiction.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.