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Common Core English Language Arts

StrandReading for Informational Text
  Kindergarten
   RI.K.1. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
   RI.K.2. With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
   RI.K.3. With prompting and support, describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
   RI.K.4. With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.
   RI.K.5. Identify the front cover, back cover, and title page of a book.
   RI.K.6. Name the author and illustrator of a text and define the role of each in presenting the ideas or information in a text.
   RI.K.7. With prompting and support, describe the relationship between illustrations and the text in which they appear (e.g., what person, place, thing, or idea in the text an illustration depicts).
   RI.K.8. With prompting and support, identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
   RI.K.9. With prompting and support, identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
   RI.K.10. Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
  Grade 1
   RI.1.1. Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
   RI.1.2. Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.
   RI.1.3. Describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.
   RI.1.4. Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
   RI.1.5. Know and use various text features (e.g., headings, tables of contents, glossaries, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text.
   RI.1.6. Distinguish between information provided by pictures or other illustrations and information provided by the words in a text.
   RI.1.7. Use the illustrations and details in a text to describe its key ideas.
   RI.1.8. Identify the reasons an author gives to support points in a text.
   RI.1.9. Identify basic similarities in and differences between two texts on the same topic (e.g., in illustrations, descriptions, or procedures).
   RI.1.10. With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1.
  Grade 2
   RI.2.1. Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
   RI.2.2. Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
   RI.2.3. Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.
   RI.2.4. Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.
   RI.2.5. Know and use various text features (e.g.,captions, bold print,subheadings, glossaries,indexes, electronic menus, icons) to locate key facts or information in a text efficiently.
   RI.2.6. Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.
   RI.2.7. Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
   RI.2.8. Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
   RI.2.9. Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.
   RI.2.10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 2-3 text complexity band proficiently,with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.