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 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
(i) the central idea with supporting evidence,
(ii) features such as sections, tables, graphs, timelines, bullets, numbers, and bold and italicized font to support understanding; and
(iii) organizational patterns such as cause and effect and problem and solution
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.