- determine a theme;
- compare and contrast two characters;
- determine the meaning . . . of metaphors;
- explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story;
- describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described; and
- compare and contrast stories in the same genre . . . on their approaches to similar themes.
RL.5.1. Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. [This standard also applies to grades 6-12.]
RL.5.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.
RL.5.3. Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).
RL.5.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
RL.5.5. Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.
RL.5.6. Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
RL.5.9. Compare and contrast stories in the same genre (e.g., mysteries and adventure stories) on their approaches to similar themes and topics.
*NB: The corresponding standards for grades 6-12 are more sophisticated variations of these standards for grade 5 and require even higher levels of inferential thinking.
This post is borrowed from Reading Between the Lines - Inferencing Skills