Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes in a text.
Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
(i) the central idea and supporting evidence with adult assistance;
(ii) features and graphics to locate and gain information; and
(iii) organizational patterns such as chronological order and cause and effect stated explicitly
Identify the main topic of a multiparagraph text as well as the focus of specific paragraphs within the text.
Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
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.