Students use structures, features, and conventions of texts, literary elements, literary devices, and 'text features' to support their reading and viewing.
B11 recognize and derive meaning from the structures and features of texts, including form, function, and genre of text (e.g., brochure about smoking to inform students; genre is persuasive), literary elements (e.g., plot, conflict, theme, character, setting), literary devices (e.g., imagery, simile, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration), 'text features' (e.g., headings, diagrams, columns, sidebars)
point out 'text features' in a simple information text and suggest what purpose they serve
use vocabulary such as plot, conflict, theme, character, setting, imagery, simile, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, punctuation, glossary, index, word order, scrolling, and indenting to talk about reading and viewing
identify rhythmic patterns in simple poems
recognize obvious uses of literary devices, jargon, and technical words, with teacher support
relate their knowledge of conventions to their expectations of a text (e.g., knowing that maps generally have a legend can help them obtain information from an atlas; knowing about alphabetical order can help them use dictionaries)