Common Core: 5th Grade English Language Arts : Analyze How Visual and Multimedia Elements Contribute to the Meaning, Tone, or Beauty of a Text: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7

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Example Question #1 : Analyze How Visual And Multimedia Elements Contribute To The Meaning, Tone, Or Beauty Of A Text: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Rl.5.7

Passage 1: Passage and illustrations adapted from "How Sun, Moon, and Wind Went Out to Dinner" in Indian Fairy Tales (1892; ed. Joseph Jacobs, illus. John D. Batten)

How sun  moon  and wind went out to dinner   image 1

How sun  moon  and wind went out to dinner   image 2ne day Sun, Moon, and Wind went out to dine with their uncle and aunts Thunder and Lightning. Their mother (one of the most distant Stars you see far up in the sky) waited alone for her children's return.

Now both Sun and Wind were greedy and selfish. They enjoyed the great feast that had been prepared for them, without a thought of saving any of it to take home to their mother—but the gentle Moon did not forget her. Of every dainty dish that was brought round, she placed a small portion under one of her beautiful long finger-nails, that Star might also have a share in the treat.

On their return, their mother, who had kept watch for them all night long with her little bright eye, said, "Well, children, what have you brought home for me?" Then Sun (who was eldest) said, "I have brought nothing home for you. I went out to enjoy myself with my friends—not to fetch a dinner for my mother!" And Wind said, "Neither have I brought anything home for you, mother. You could hardly expect me to bring a collection of good things for you, when I merely went out for my own pleasure." But Moon said, "Mother, fetch a plate, see what I have brought you." And shaking her hands she showered down such a choice dinner as never was seen before.

Then Star turned to Sun and spoke thus, "Because you went out to amuse yourself with your friends, and feasted and enjoyed yourself, without any thought of your mother at home—you shall be cursed. Henceforth, your rays shall ever be hot and scorching, and shall burn all that they touch. And men shall hate you, and cover their heads when you appear."

(And that is why the Sun is so hot to this day.)

Then she turned to Wind and said, "You also who forgot your mother in the midst of your selfish pleasures—hear your doom. You shall always blow in the hot dry weather, and shall parch and shrivel all living things. And men shall detest and avoid you from this very time."

(And that is why the Wind in the hot weather is still so disagreeable.)

But to Moon she said, "Daughter, because you remembered your mother, and kept for her a share in your own enjoyment, from henceforth you shall be ever cool, and calm, and bright. No noxious glare shall accompany your pure rays, and men shall always call you 'blessed.'"

(And that is why the moon's light is so soft, and cool, and beautiful even to this day.)

In the illustration, the title of the story is shown __________.

Possible Answers:

as the outline of food on a table

The title of the story is not shown in the illustration.

as the table on which the characters are eating

as part of the decorative border

Correct answer:

as part of the decorative border

Explanation:

Looking carefully at each part of the illustration that is described in each of the answer choices, we can figure out which one is correct. Is the title of the story shown "as the table on which the characters are eating"? No, it is not. Is it shown "as the outline of food on a table"? Nope. Is it shown "as part of the decorative border"? Yes, it is! You can see the phrase ""How Sun Moon and Wind" in the upper-left-hand corner of the illustration, and "Went Out to Dinner" in the upper-right-hand corner. The correct answer is "as part of the decorative border."

Example Question #2 : Analyze How Visual And Multimedia Elements Contribute To The Meaning, Tone, Or Beauty Of A Text: Ccss.Ela Literacy.Rl.5.7

Passage 1: Passage and illustrations adapted from "How Sun, Moon, and Wind Went Out to Dinner" in Indian Fairy Tales (1892; ed. Joseph Jacobs, illus. John D. Batten)

Image "Common Core Fifth Grade CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7 - Analyze How Visual and Multimedia Elements Contribute to the Meaning, Tone, or Beauty of a Text - Image 1" in Indian Fairy Tales (ed. Joseph Jacobs, illustrator John D. Batten, 1892 ed.).

Image "Common Core Fifth Grade CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.5.7 - Analyze How Visual and Multimedia Elements Contribute to the Meaning, Tone, or Beauty of a Text - Image 2" in Indian Fairy Tales (ed. Joseph Jacobs, illustrator John D. Batten, 1892 ed.).

Common core fifth grade ccss.ela literacy.rl.5.7   analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning  tone  or beauty of a text   image 1

Common core fifth grade ccss.ela literacy.rl.5.7   analyze how visual and multimedia elements contribute to the meaning  tone  or beauty of a text   image 2ne day Sun, Moon, and Wind went out to dine with their uncle and aunts Thunder and Lightning. Their mother (one of the most distant Stars you see far up in the sky) waited alone for her children's return.

Now both Sun and Wind were greedy and selfish. They enjoyed the great feast that had been prepared for them, without a thought of saving any of it to take home to their mother—but the gentle Moon did not forget her. Of every dainty dish that was brought round, she placed a small portion under one of her beautiful long finger-nails, that Star might also have a share in the treat.

On their return, their mother, who had kept watch for them all night long with her little bright eye, said, "Well, children, what have you brought home for me?" Then Sun (who was eldest) said, "I have brought nothing home for you. I went out to enjoy myself with my friends—not to fetch a dinner for my mother!" And Wind said, "Neither have I brought anything home for you, mother. You could hardly expect me to bring a collection of good things for you, when I merely went out for my own pleasure." But Moon said, "Mother, fetch a plate, see what I have brought you." And shaking her hands she showered down such a choice dinner as never was seen before.

Then Star turned to Sun and spoke thus, "Because you went out to amuse yourself with your friends, and feasted and enjoyed yourself, without any thought of your mother at home—you shall be cursed. Henceforth, your rays shall ever be hot and scorching, and shall burn all that they touch. And men shall hate you, and cover their heads when you appear."

(And that is why the Sun is so hot to this day.)

Then she turned to Wind and said, "You also who forgot your mother in the midst of your selfish pleasures—hear your doom. You shall always blow in the hot dry weather, and shall parch and shrivel all living things. And men shall detest and avoid you from this very time."

(And that is why the Wind in the hot weather is still so disagreeable.)

But to Moon she said, "Daughter, because you remembered your mother, and kept for her a share in your own enjoyment, from henceforth you shall be ever cool, and calm, and bright. No noxious glare shall accompany your pure rays, and men shall always call you 'blessed.'"

(And that is why the moon's light is so soft, and cool, and beautiful even to this day.)

The illustrator may have chosen to picture __________ in the first letter of the story and not in the main illustration because this character __________, and so is not pictured with the guests.

Possible Answers:

Sun . . . is not invited to dinner

Sun . . . is the one taking other characters out to dinner

Star . . . is not invited to dinner

Star . . . is the one taking other characters out to dinner

Correct answer:

Star . . . is not invited to dinner

Explanation:

First, let's try to figure out which character is pictured in the image depicting the "O" of "One," the word that starts the story. It is difficult to discern whether Star or Sun is pictured; based on just the image in the "O," it could really be either of them. Let's look at the other illustration, though. Sun is pictured drinking from a large glass. It makes sense that the illustrators would probably not draw the same character twice, so the illustration in the "O" is probably Star. Let's see what else we can figure out to support that conclusion by looking at the answer choices.

The answer choices consist of different selections from two pairs of options. The first option is whether Sun or Star is pictured in the illustration starting the word "one." The second states a reason why the illustrator might not have shown this character with the other characters: it is either because this character "is the one taking other characters out to dinner" or because the character "is not invited to dinner."

We learn from the first paragraph that neither Sun nor Star hosts the dinner party in the story: 

One day Sun, Moon, and Wind went out to dine with their uncle and aunts Thunder and Lightning. Their mother (one of the most distant Stars you see far up in the sky) waited alone for her children's return.

Thunder and Lightning take Sun, Moon, and Wind to dinner. So, we can ignore any answer choice that includes the "is the one taking the characters out to dinner" option. This leaves us to choose between whether Sun or Star "is not invited to dinner." Looking again at the first sentence of the story, we learn that Sun is invited to dinner, but Star does not go out to dinner with the group. Based on this conclusion, the correct answer is that the illustrator may have chosen to picture Star in the first letter of the story and not in the main illustration because this character is not invited to dinner, and so is not pictured with the guests ("Star . . . is not invited to dinner").

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