Academic standards progression

Cornerstone:

Analyze how two or more texts address 'similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches an author takes.
 

Reading - Literature

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With prompting and support, orally compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in familiar stories.
 
Compare and contrast the adventures and experiences of characters in stories including written details and illustrations when developmentally appropriate.
 
Compare and contrast two or more versions of the same story by different authors or different cultures.
 
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters.
 
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes, topics, and patterns of events in stories from different cultures.
 
Compare and contrast stories in the same genre on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
 
Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.
 
Compare and contrast an historical account with a fictional portrayal of the same time, place, or character.
 
Analyze how contemporary texts are shaped by foundational texts or literary archetypes and how authors allude to traditional works, myths, or religious texts; describe how traditional elements are rendered anew.
 
Analyze a variety of related literary texts and evaluate how an author draws on, alludes to, or transforms source material to provide a deeper and more thorough interpretation of the text.
 
Demonstrate knowledge of and analyze thematically-related, significant literary texts, considering how two or more texts treat similar themes or topics.
 

Reading - Informational Texts

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With prompting and support, orally identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
 
Identify basic similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic including written details and illustrations when developmentally appropriate.
 
Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
 
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
 
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
 
Integrate information from two or more texts on the same topic in order to build content knowledge.
 
Compare and contrast two or more authors' presentation of the same topic or event.
 
Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic shape their presentations of key information by emphasizing different evidence or advancing an alternate explanation of events.
 
Analyze a case in which two or more texts provide conflicting information on the same topic and identify where the texts disagree on matters of fact or interpretation.
 
Analyze a variety of thematically related texts of historical and literary significance for the way they address related topics, facts, and concepts.
 
Analyze and evaluate a variety of thematically-related texts of historical and literary significance for their topics, facts, purposes, and rhetorical features.