LAFS.3.RL.3.7

Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 3
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 , MS , MC item(s)
  • Also assesses:
    *LAFS.3.SL.1.2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
    *LAFS.3.SL.1.3: Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may require the student to explain how an illustration relates to the text. Items may ask the student to consider how illustrations affect the meaning of the text. *There will be no audio administered on paper-based assessments.
  • Text Types :
    The items assessing these standards may be used with two or more grade-appropriate literary texts and other media. Passages may consist of text, visuals, or multimedia. Texts may vary in complexity.
  • Response Mechanisms :
    The Enhanced Item Descriptions section on page 3 provides a list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess this standard (excluding the Editing Task Choice item type). The Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not limited to, the examples below.
  • Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :
    Task Demand

    Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in the story.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Multiple Choice 

    • Requires the student to select a correct explanation of what an illustration contributes to the text. 
    Multiselect 
    • Requires the student to select all applicable words or phrases that describe what an illustration contributes to the text. 
    Table Match
    •  Requires the student to complete a table by matching specific aspects of illustration/s with descriptions of their contributions to the passage.

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 and beyond (current))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021 (current), 2021 and beyond)
5010044: Language Arts - Grade Three (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7710014: Access Language Arts - Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5001040: Art – Intermediate 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2019, 2019 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
5011030: Library Skills/Information Literacy Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022 (current), 2022 and beyond)
7701035: Access Art Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2018 - 2019, 2019 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
LAFS.3.RL.3.AP.7a: Support inferences, opinions and conclusions using evidence from the text illustrations.
LAFS.3.RL.3.AP.7b: Use descriptive words and illustrations/visuals from a story read or viewed to explain the mood in a given part of the story.
LAFS.3.RL.3.AP.7c: Explain how the text's illustrations contribute to meaning.

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Assessments

State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - The Hourglass:

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State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - The Great Escape:

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State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - Inventors Welcome:

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State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - Pretzel the Super Snake:

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State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - Fox and the Stork:

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State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - Play Ball:

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State Interim Assessment for Third Grade - Champions:

This is a State Interim Assessment for third grade.

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Lesson Plans

Close Reading of A River of Words:

In this close reading lesson, students will work with the teacher and in cooperative groups to read and comprehend A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams by Jen Bryant. Through multiple close readings, the students will determine the meaning of words using context clues, sequence the events, analyze the main character, and use illustrations to understand a text. Students will then write to retell William Carlos Williams' story, explaining how he changed as a result of the events in his life.

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Point of View: A Close Reading of Two Bad Ants:

In this close reading lesson, students will work with the teacher and in cooperative groups to read and comprehend Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg. Through multiple close readings, the students will determine and analyze the point of view of the text, sequence the key events, and answer text-dependent questions. Students will also create an original narrative, rewriting the story from a human's point of view.

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Point of View: A Close Reading of Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg:

In this close reading lesson, students will delve deep into the text Two Bad Ants by Chris Van Allsburg. Students will practice reading comprehension, vocabulary, and point of view. They will determine the characters' points of view and how they differ from their own. Students will practice responding to text-based questions both orally and in writing, providing evidence from the text to support their claims.

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Close Reading of The Raft by Jim LaMarche:

In this lesson, students will engage in reading The Raft by Jim LaMarche. Through several close readings and discussions, students will analyze and synthesize how key details and characters' actions and motivations help to determine the author's central message. The lesson begins with a strong "hook" that will also bring closure to the reading and reinforce the students' understanding of the central idea.

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Close Reading for The Real Princess, a Fairy Tale:

This lesson will engage students in high-level discussions that involve conceptual understanding. This short text, "The Real Princess," originally told by Hans Christian Anderson, will require students to think deeply, make inferences based on text evidence and defend their understandings through discussion and close reads. Students will use context clues to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases. Students will participate in a Socratic Seminar which will evaluate their conceptual understanding of morals and inferences. Students will engage in student to student discourse and partner work throughout the lesson. For the summative assessment, students will write an opinion piece to convey their understand of the concepts presented in the text and image.

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A Close Reading of The Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco:

In this close reading of Patricia Polacco's story The Junkyard Wonders, students will identify and analyze characters' problems, feelings, actions, and motivations to determine the essential message, or lesson, the author wants readers to learn. The first read of this story has students annotating the text and incorporates guided instruction. The following reads will include guided and independent practice with opportunities for teacher feedback. At the end of the lesson, students will demonstrate their ability to recount the story and their ability to uncover the essential message.

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Close Reading of the Text Exemplar 14 Cows for America:

This lesson follows the close reading model using the book 14 Cows for America. This story is a recount of the events on September 11 told through the eyes of a young man to his village in Kenya. Through several close readings of the text, the students will describe characters and how their actions contribute to the story, and explain how the illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in the text. A series of text dependent questions are provided along with independent practice on character traits and text evidence. Also included is a culminating writing task along with a rubric for scoring.

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Identifying Mood in Children's Literature:

Students will determine the mood of a text, based on a read aloud , Giraffes Can't Dance , written by Gildes Andreae. This will be accomplished by referring to the illustrations, analysis of characters and through cooperative discussions.

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