English Language Arts
(Forest as Inspiration for Literature)
Goal 2: Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras, and ideas.
Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning.
Late Elementary: 2.A.2b:
Describe how story elements are used in literature to create mean-
Middle/Junior High: 2.A.3b:
Describe how the development of theme, character, plot, and
setting contribute to the overall impact of a piece of literature.
Early High: 2.A.4a
: Analyze and evaluate the effective use of literary techniques (figurative
language, allusion, dialogue, description, symbolism, word choice, dialect) in classic and
Late High: 2.A.5d:
Evaluate the influence of historical context on form, style, and point of
view for a variety of literary works.
Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
Early Elementary: 2.B.1b:
Identify common themes in literature from a variety of eras.
Late Elementary: 2.B.2b:
Identify and explain themes that have been explored in literature for
different societies and eras.
Middle/Junior High: 2.B.3b
: Compare and contrast common literary themes across various
societies and eras.
Early High School: 2.B.4b:
Analyze form, content, purpose, and major themes of American
literature and literature of other countries in their historical perspectives.
Late High School: 2.B.5b:
Apply knowledge gained from literature as means of understanding
contemporary and historical economic, social, and political issues and perspectives.
(Forest Layers Activity)
Goal 27.B: Understand how the arts shape and reflect history, society, and everyday life.
Early Elementary: 27.B.1
: Know how images...convey stories about people, places, and times.
Late Elementary: 27.B.2:
Identify and describe how the arts communicate the similarities and
differences among various people, places, and times.