Common Core Alignment:.

RL.2.10:

Reading Literature

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories and poetry, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

RL.3.10:

Reading Literature

Range of Reading and Complexity of Text

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

RL.5.4:

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.