RL 8.1: I can cite the textual evidence that most strongly supports an analysis of what the text says explicitly, as well as inferences drawn from the text.
RL 8.3: I can analyze how particular lines of dialogue or incidents in a story or drama propel the action, reveal aspects of character or provoke a decision.
examine, study, investigate, consider
specific, precise, exact, actual
any spoken parts in text or video (where characters are speaking to one another)
happenings, events, occurrences (the WHAT is happening)
push, drive, move
expose, uncover, show, bare
aspects of character
Traits of a character that affect the action of the story. (NOT physical traits, unless they strongly impact the story)