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.
Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
(i) the central idea with supporting evidence;
(ii) features such as insets, timelines, and sidebars to support understanding; and
(iii) organizational patterns such as logical order and order of importance.
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.
Apply grade 5 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point[s]).