10-second review: Selected highlight standards for informational reading, grades, K, 1, 2. Main topic and main idea. Connection between two events or ideas. Ask about unknown words. Relate pictures to text. Similarities and differences between two texts. How texts group information into separate categories. Information in pictures and information in text. Cause and effect. Who, what, where, when, why and how. Focus of multi-paragraph text. Captions, headings, tables of contents, glossaries, indexes. Purpose of text. Questions the author answers. Images and text. Two texts on same topic.
Title: “CCSSI (
Standards Initiative) for English Language Arts and Literacy in History/Social Studies and Science.” March 10, 2010, p. 10. You will find the standards at http://www.corestandards.org/. Common Core State
Kindergarten: Ask and answer questions about information in the text. Main topic and main idea of a text. Describe connection between two events or ideas in a text. Ask questions about unknown words in the text. Locate basic information in a text. Relate pictures to the text. Recognize basic similarities and differences between two texts.
Grade 1: Identify main topic, main ideas and key details of a text. Describe connection between two key events or ideas in a text. Describe how a text groups information into general categories. Distinguish between information in pictures and words in a text. Identify cause and effect in a text. Identify similarities and differences between two texts.
Grade 3: Answer questions like who, what, where, when, why and how. Identify the main focus of a mult-paragraph text. Describe the connection between two or more historical events or scientific concepts in a text. Know and use captions, headings, tables of contents, glossaries, indexes to locate key facts. Identify the main purpose of a text. What questions does the author aim to answer. Explain how images contribute to and clarify a text. Describe how specific causes link key events or ideas. Describe similarities and differences between two texts on the same topic.
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