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.

  • Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

  • Determine a central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

  • Analyze in detail how a key individual, event, or idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated in a text (e.g., through examples or anecdotes).

  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.

  • Analyze how a particular sentence, paragraph, chapter, or section fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the ideas.

  • Determine an author's point of view or purpose in a text and explain how it is conveyed in the text.

  • Integrate information presented in different media or formats (e.g., visually, quantitatively) as well as in words to develop a coherent understanding of a topic or issue.

  • Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

  • Compare and contrast one author's presentation of events with that of another (e.g., a memoir written by and a biography on the same person).

  • By the end of the year, read and comprehend literary nonfiction in the grades 6-8 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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