RL.3 Analyze how and why multiple characters and textual elements develop and interact over the course of a text:
RL.3.a Analyze how multiple complex characters and literary elements (e.g., symbolism, mood, setting, etc.) develop over the course of a text, interact with other elements, and advance the plot or develop the theme.
RL.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that creates particular aesthetic effects.
RL.5 Analyze how an author's choices about structuring and relating different elements in the text (e.g., use of epilogues, prologues, acts, scenes, chapters, stanzas) contribute to meaning as well as aesthetic impact.
RL.7 Analyze multiple interpretations of a story, drama, or poem (e.g., recorded or live production of a play; recorded novel or poetry), evaluating how each version interprets the material.
RL.9 Analyze and evaluate how two or more texts within and/or across time periods treat similar themes or topics.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.10 By the end of grade 11, read and comprehend grade-level appropriate literature with appropriate text complexity, in a variety of print genres and other media, proficiently and independently, with scaffolding as needed.