My Common Core Focus
RL.K.3 With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story. RL.K.3
RL.1.3 Describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.
RL.2.3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
RL 2.6 Acknowledge differences in the points of view of characters, including by speaking in a different voice for each character when reading dialogue aloud
RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their
actions contribute to the sequence of events.
What Do These Mean To The Reader?
In last months newsletter, I introduced the question words, one of which was the word "who". In kindergarten, beginning readers are asked: "who is the story about?" First graders are asked to tell about the character and describe them. (How they look). Second graders go a step further: how they might sound, or act in a particular situation. Third graders must actually describe a character based on specific traites such as " fearless" or "trustworthy".