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.

  • Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

  • Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

  • Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

  • Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

  • Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

  • Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

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