LA: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including its relationship to the characters, setting, and plot; provide an objective summary of the text.
LA: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, an dwell-structured event sequences.
LA: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LA: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners on grade level topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
SS: Describe ways in which language, stories, folktales, music, an d artistic creations serve as expressions of culture and influence behavior of people living in a particular culture.
VA: Intentionally take advantage of the qualities and characteristics of art media, techniques, and processes to enhance communication of experiences and ideas.
VA: Select and use the qualities of structures and functions of art to improve communication of ideas.