All Reading: Informational Texts Standards

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard strand refers to the specific part of a domain that is addressed, for example reading literature, writing, speaking and listening, or conventions. The standards below have the same strand. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

  • Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.

  • Describe the connection between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text.

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 2 topic or subject area.

  • 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.

  • Identify the main purpose of a text, including what the author wants to answer, explain, or describe.

  • Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.

  • Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.

  • Compare and contrast the most important points presented by two texts on the same topic.

  • 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.

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