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LAFS.4.RL.1.2

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 4
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
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 , ST , MC item(s)

  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to use details from a text to determine the theme. The theme may be explicitly or implicitly stated. Items may ask the student to summarize the text as a whole or to identify key events as part of a summary.
  • Text Types :
    The items assessing this standard may be used with one or more grade-appropriate literary texts. 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

    Determine a theme of a text.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text 

    • Requires the student to select the theme of the passage and then to choose textual evidence to support the answer. 
    Multiple Choice 
    • Requires the student to select the theme of the passage. Provide a summary of the text.
    Selectable Text 
    • Requires the student to select details from the text that are necessary for a summary. 
    Multiple Choice 
    • Requires the student to identify the correct summary of the text.
     Multiselect 
    • Requires the student to select multiple details from the text that are necessary for a summary. Table Match • Requires the student to complete a table that creates a summary of the text.