BPS District English Standards Book

ELA Strands

[RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details
  • Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it.
  • Summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
  • Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development.
  • Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.
  • Cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Craft and Structure
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
  • Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
  • Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
  • Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.
  • Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
  • Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

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Kindergarten

ELA-00.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-00.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text
    • ELA-00.RI.02 Identify the main topic and retell key details
    • ELA-00.RI.03 Describe connections between pieces of information

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-00.RI.07 Describe the relationship of illustrations to the text
    • ELA-00.RI.08 Identify reasons an author gives to support points
    • ELA-00.RI.09 Identify similarities and differences between two texts

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

First Grade

ELA-01.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-01.RI.01 Ask and answer questions about key details in an informational text
    • ELA-01.RI.02 Identify main topic and retell key details in an informational text
    • ELA-01.RI.03 Describe the connection between two pieces of information

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-01.RI.04 Ask and answer questions to clarify meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-01.RI.05 Use various text features to locate key facts/information
    • ELA-01.RI.06 Distinguish between information provided by illustrations and words

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-01.RI.07 Use illustrations and details to describe key ideas
    • ELA-01.RI.08 Identify reasons an author gives to support points
    • ELA-01.RI.09 Identify similarities and differences between two texts

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-01.RI.10 Read informational texts appropriately complex

 

Second Grade

ELA-02.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-02.RI.01 Use who, what, where, when, why, and how to understand informational
    • ELA-02.RI.02 Identify the main topic- (s) and focus of informational text
    • ELA-02.RI.03 Describe historical events, scientific ideas/concepts, or steps in a text

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-02.RI.07 Explain how specific images clarify a text
    • ELA-02.RI.08 Describe how reasons support specific points the author makes
    • ELA-02.RI.09 Compare the most important points in two texts on the same topic

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-02.RI.10 Read and comprehend history/social studies, science, and technical texts

  

Third Grade

ELA-03.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-03.RI.01 Ask and answer questions to Demonstrate understanding of informational
    • ELA-03.RI.02 Determine the main idea of informational text and supporting details
    • ELA-03.RI.03 Describe relationships between events using time, sequence, and cause/effect

Craft and Structure

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-03.RI.07 Use illustrations and the text to understand where, when, why, and how
    • ELA-03.RI.08 Describe the logical connection between sentences and paragraphs
    • ELA-03.RI.09 Compare points and key details from two texts on same topic

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

 

Fourth Grade

ELA-04.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-04.RI.01 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text
    • ELA-04.RI.02 Summarize informational text, Determine and support the main idea
    • ELA-04.RI.03 Explain concepts in historical, scientific, or technical texts

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-04.RI.04 Determine meanings of general academic and domain-specific words or phrase
    • ELA-04.RI.05 Describe the structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a
    • ELA-04.RI.06 Compare a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-04.RI.07 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively
    • ELA-04.RI.08 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular
    • ELA-04.RI.09 Integrate two texts on same topic to write or speak about the subject

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-04.RI.10 Read and comprehend history/social studies, science, and technical texts 

 

Fifth Grade

ELA-05.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-05.RI.01 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says
    • ELA-05.RI.02 Summarize informational text, determining and supporting the main idea
    • ELA-05.RI.03 Explain concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-05.RI.04 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words
    • ELA-05.RI.05 Compare the structure of two or more informational texts
    • ELA-05.RI.06 Analyze accounts of same event, noting important similarities and differ

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-05.RI.07 Use a variety of sources to find an answer quickly or solve a problem
    • ELA-05.RI.08 Explain how an author uses evidence to support particular points
    • ELA-05.RI.09 Use information from texts on a topic to write or speak about the topic

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-05.RI.10 Read and comprehend history/social studies, science, and technical texts 

 

Sixth Grade

ELA-06.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-06.RI.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-06.RI.02 Determine central idea and how it is conveyed through details; summari
    • ELA-06.RI.03 Analyze how a key idea is introduced, illustrated, and elaborated

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-06.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and
    • ELA-06.RI.05 Analyze how a section of text contributes to the development of the idea
    • ELA-06.RI.06 Determine an author's point of view or purpose and explain how it is c

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-06.RI.07 Integrate information from different media to understand a topic or is
    • ELA-06.RI.08 Evaluate claims in a text, distinguish supported and unsupported claims
    • ELA-06.RI.09 Compare one author's presentation of events with that of another

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-06.RI.10 Read and comprehend nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Seventh Grade

ELA-07.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-07.RI.01 Cite evidence to analyze what the text says explicitly and infers
    • ELA-07.RI.02 Determine central ideas; summarize objectively
    • ELA-07.RI.03 Analyze the interactions between individuals, events, and ideas

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-07.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words; an
    • ELA-07.RI.05 Analyze structure, including how sections contribute to the whole
    • ELA-07.RI.06 Determine an author's point of view and how his/her position is distin

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-07.RI.07 Compare a text to an audio, video, or multimedia version of the text
    • ELA-07.RI.08 Trace and evaluate arguments in a text, assessing if evidence supports
    • ELA-07.RI.09 Analyze how two or more authors writing about the same topic differ

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-07.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Eighth Grade

ELA-08.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-08.RI.01 Cite strongest evidence to analyze what text says explicitly and infer
    • ELA-08.RI.02 Determine a central idea of text; provide an objective summary
    • ELA-08.RI.03 Analyze how text makes connections/distinctions among individuals/idea

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-08.RI.04 Determine meanings in text, including analogies or allusions to other
    • ELA-08.RI.05 analyze the role of sentences in developing a key concept in a paragraph
    • ELA-08.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author shows other vi

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-08.RI.07 Evaluate advantages/disadvantages of different mediums to present an idea
    • ELA-08.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; recognize when irrelevant evidence is intr
    • ELA-08.RI.09 Analyze two or more texts with conflicting information

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-08.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently

  

Ninth Grade

ELA-09.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-09.RI.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-09.RI.02 Analyze central idea of a text and development; summarize objectively
    • ELA-09.RI.03 Analyze how the author unfolds a series of ideas or events

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-09.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and
    • ELA-09.RI.05 Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-09.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-09.RI.07 Analyze accounts of a subject told in different mediums
    • ELA-09.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; identify false statements and fallacious r
    • ELA-09.RI.09 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-09.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Tenth Grade

ELA-10.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-10.RI.01 Cite strong and thorough evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-10.RI.02 Analyze central idea of a text and development; summarize objectively
    • ELA-10.RI.03 Analyze how the author unfolds a series of ideas or events

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-10.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-10.RI.05 Analyze how an author develops and refines ideas or claims
    • ELA-10.RI.06 Determine author's viewpoint and analyze how the author uses rhetoric

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-10.RI.07 Analyze accounts of a subject told in different mediums
    • ELA-10.RI.08 Evaluate arguments in text; identify false statements and fallacious reasoning
    • ELA-10.RI.09 Analyze seminal U.S. documents of historical and literary significance

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-10.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently

 

Eleventh Grade

ELA-11.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-11.RI.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-11.RI.02 Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development
    • ELA-11.RI.03 Analyze ideas or events and explain how they interact and develop

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-11.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-11.RI.05 Evaluate the effectiveness of the author's exposition or argument
    • ELA-11.RI.06 Analyze the style and persuasiveness of an argument

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-11.RI.07 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different me
    • ELA-11.RI.08 Evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts
    • ELA-11.RI.09 Analyze 17th-,18th-, and 19th-century foundational U.S. documents

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-11.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction with scaffolding as needed

 

Twelfth Grade

ELA-12.RI Strand: [RI] Reading Information

Key Ideas and Details

    • ELA-12.RI.01 Cite strong textual evidence to support analysis of text
    • ELA-12.RI.02 Determine central ideas of a text and analyze their development
    • ELA-12.RI.03 Analyze ideas or events and explain how they interact and develop

Craft and Structure

    • ELA-12.RI.04 Determine figurative, connotative, and technical meanings of words and phrases
    • ELA-12.RI.05 Evaluate the effectiveness of the author's exposition or argument
    • ELA-12.RI.06 Analyze the style and persuasiveness of an argument

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

    • ELA-12.RI.07 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different me
    • ELA-12.RI.08 Evaluate the reasoning in seminal U.S. texts
    • ELA-12.RI.09 Analyze 17th-,18th-, and 19th-century foundational U.S. documents

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

    • ELA-12.RI.10 Read and comprehend literary nonfiction independently and proficiently
    • ELA-C.RI.01 Grd Lvl, Quote accurately from text and make logical inferences
    • ELA-C.RI.02 Grd Lvl, Determine central ideas; summarize objectively
    • ELA-C.RI.03 Grd Lvl, Analyze text for interactions, events, ideas
    • ELA-C.RI.10 Grd Lvl, Read and comprehend nonfiction