This activity supports using my read aloud play, "Gonna Let it Shine" to meet the Common Core Standards in Literature: Craft and Structure at grades 4 through 7 (and 8, if adapted). Two pages plus a third with extensions and answer key. Use it before or after reading, performing, or viewing a production of the play. Use it as a quiz, discussion guide, or comprehension support for the play.
Analyze how an author develops and contrasts the points of view of different characters or narrators in a text.
Analyze how a drama’s or poem’s form or structure (e.g., soliloquy, sonnet) contributes to its meaning.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.
Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.
Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.