9th Grade Common Core Standards & The State of Indiana Standards

The materials provided by Cardinal Stage before the show, along with your students’ viewing of Lord of the Flies, will address the following standards for Grade 9:


Indiana Standards

EL.9.3.1 2006: Explain the relationship between the purposes and the characteristics of different forms of dramatic literature (including comedy, tragedy, and dramatic monologue).

EL.9.3.10 2006: Identify and describe the function of dialogue, soliloquies, asides, character foils, and stage designs in dramatic literature.

EL.9.3.2 2006: Compare and contrast the presentation of a similar theme or topic across genres (different types of writing) to explain how the selection of genre shapes the theme or topic.

EL.9.3.3 2006: Analyze interactions between characters in a literary text and explain the way those interactions affect the plot.

EL.9.3.4 2006: Determine characters’ traits by what the characters say about themselves in narration, dialogue, and soliloquy (when they speak out loud to themselves). 


Common Core Standards

9-10.RL.2: Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text.

9-10.RL.3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.

9-10.RL.5: Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.

9-10.RL.7: Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.